Re: Olivia Galati
Yeah, it's a tough call. I mean the numbers themselves are great. The numbers against the better teams, not so much. It's so tough with all of these PAC-10 and SEC pitchers out there with such great numbers. They do take 9 pitchers as AAs (three first team, three second, three third), so it's not inconceivable that she'd reach maybe third team status. Like HHF said, the early season losses were killer not only for their at-large resume, but for Olivia's as well. She is currently tied for sixth in the country in ERA, eighth in strikeouts, eighty in Ks/7, eighth in hits allowed per game, second in shutouts, eighth in wins, fourth in BB/7. All of these numbers are great, but they're all teetering on the edge. Do you (in an unbiased opinion) give the nod to someone whose numbers are just about the same but has played an SEC schedule, or the slightly better numbers against the CAA? A perfect game is great, and never an easy thing to do, but it comes against a team that is 275th out of 283 in the country in team batting average (Hofstra is 28th, for those that are wondering). I don't know how this will all be looked at.
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