1568 posts, joined 10/10/1999
Let me say up front that I am very happy that Lauren choose A&M and hope she has a great time here. It would also be nice to get an Aggie RHP “Cat” on the mound.
However, all that being said, in Softball it is all about pitching. Mel was nationally recognized coming out of HS but still found the transition to college level challenging. Toward the end of last season, she began to hit her stride and hopefully she will have two great years ahead of her. But after Mel, there is a sharp fall off and we will need one of our incoming pitchers to step in to the void.
Hopefully, Lauren can do that but if MaxPreps ratings are anywhere on the mark her stats are somewhat underwhelming: Overall: 31-11-0 League: 12-1-0 National Rank: 498 TX State Rank: 72
On a more positive side, Lauren had a good ERA of 0.65 and 286 Ks vs. 22 BBs. Perhaps with good coaching and a strong off/def team behind her—her “Cat like” talents will flourish.