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 Posted: Tue Feb 27th, 2018 11:28 pm

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90-81 Done. Killatella with nice summary of prospects.

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80-71 done.

No committed players. 1 player of note.


77—Aynslee Linduff, P/UT, Gametime Stars (uncommitted)
Ashley is a dual threat on the mound and at the plate for the Gametime Stars 2021 Gold team. During the 2017 season she went 19-5 on the mound with a 2.20 ERA and recorded 101 strikeouts versus 45 walks in 135 innings pitched because of her tremendous spin on the ball and speed in the low 60’s. At the plate, the Oklahoma product who has played up her whole life has the ability to go to both sides of the field while hitting with power and average from the left side. She hit .420 last season with a .460 on-base percentage and smashed 20 doubles from the 2-hole in the lineup. She is receiving high interest from Big 12 and SEC schools and already has an offer from one Big 12 program and has been on several other visits so don’t be surprised if she’s off the market sooner than later.

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70-61 Done. Players of interest.


68—Ashanti McDade, P/UT, Oklahoma Angels (uncommitted)
Ashanti has a fastball clocked in the mid-60’s which looks faster because of her devastating, floating change up. She also has excellent natural movement on her pitches to keep batters off balance and said one coach, “She is without a doubt of the of the top pitchers in the nation.” Last summer facing the top teams in her age division, Ashanti recorded 223 strikeouts in 151 innings and helped her team finish 3rd at the USA Elite Select World Fastpitch Championship. At the St. patty’s Day Blast Tournament she helped the Angels win the title and was a star at the plate hitting .412 with a pair of home runs and 11 RBI in seven games. The Oklahoma hurler has received interest from SEC and Big 12 schools and is also competitive in basketball and track.

64—Jade Ignacio, C/1B, Athletics – Mercado/Greg (uncommitted)
Thanks to her great size, power and athleticism, Jade—who goes by the nickname “Cousin”—is an ideal quarterback from behind the plate. She receives the ball well and her great footwork allowed her to have only four passed balls allowed all fall. She receives the ball well and is not just a trustworthy defensive receiver, she’s strong offensively as well as she batted over .400 in 100-plus innings last fall. As a hitter the ball jumps offer her bat and she says one scout, “Jade has power to spare and hits hits the ball as hard as anyone in the 2022 class. Not only does Jade “pass the eye test,” she has set the bar extremely high for her position within this class. She has visited Oklahoma, Oregon and Arizona and has interests from other SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12 programs as well.

62—Amari Harper, SS/OF, Firecrackers – Brashear/Lopez (uncommitted)
Amari has good softball bloodlines as her mother, Carrie Frederick, stared at the University of Oklahoma from 1992-95. The younger daughter is a lefty with speed, but she has good size and pop in her bat to impact a game in multiple ways. She has good all-around athletic abilities to drop a bunt and beat it out or swing away and hit a 200-foot blast. Amari is primary a shortstop but can play anywhere in the outfield and some think in time she’ll be a Top 20 national player in her class. Oklahoma and several Pac-12 programs such as UCLA, Oregon and Utah are among the national programs showing interest in the Southern California native.

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60-51 Done. Players of interest

56—Ayden Allen, IF/OF, Texas Glory (uncommitted)
Ayden has all the physical tools and skills to play anywhere on the field except pitcher and catcher and her versatility has college coaches excited to follow her with the prospect of plugging her in quickly at numerous positions in college. Ayden is big and strong at 5-foot-9 and is excellent defensively with a strong arm that allows her to play anywhere at a high level in the infield or outfield. At the plate, she hits for power and drives the ball a long way. Said one top Southwest coach, “I love this kid, she has the physical and mental tools to be a standout at the collegiate level.” Last summer Ayden helped her 14U team win the North Texas Shootout and finish 9th at the Colorado Sparkler Juniors showcase. She was also a USSSA Select All-American. Ayden has several teams from the Big 12 and other Southwest region conferences following her closely.

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50-41 Done. I didn't see any with OU interest in there.

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40-31 done. Nothing Oklahoma. On a side note Oklahoma State did have 2 commits. As we have noticed their recruiting has been on an upswing.

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Time for my OU commit prediction...
#26 Hodge-I'll be honest I didn't think she would be in the top 30
#7 Erickson- Very talented Catcher
#3 Guerin- Completely dominant Pitcher.

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Saw guerin pitch Sunday walking by their field with my dd. Looked like a strong pitcher.

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30—Jocelyn Erickson, C, OC Batbusters – Campbell (Oklahoma)
Jocelyn comes from a family of athletes as a brother and sister have played baseball and softball at BYU and another is on the way. The youngest of five has benefitted from watching her siblings as her skill level is, as one coach put it, “is off the charts and she has a ton of upside.” The Phoenix native is a great defensive player and she has all the tools to be a dominant catcher at the next level while her offensive skills are improving too. Jocelyn also plays volleyball which helps her quickness and explosive movements which is one reason she had heavy interest from all over the nation before she committed to the Sooners in October of 2017. Said one high-level scout, “Jocelyn could be a top 10-ranked player by the end of the summer as she picks up intensity to her game and brings it all together.”

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20-11 Done. No OU commits. 1 Player of interest.

13—Olivia Gigante, P/1B, OC Batbusters – Campbell (uncommitted)
Olivia is an up-and-coming pitcher will all the tools and her potential is off the charts. She throws hard and brings all facets to the mound: power, velocity, and the key strength of zone awareness to keep the ball down and induce ground balls. She has legit spins and according to one scout, “is very sophisticated for her age.” Olivia’s location of pitches is good now and once she gets it perfected “she will be unbeatable,” says a top West Coast coach. Major programs like Oklahoma, Arizona, and Oregon are among the many who are watching to see how her development continues, but expect Olivia—playing for Mark Campbell’s powerhouse 14U team—to have her choice of top schools everywhere across the nation by the time PGF Nationals wraps up this summer.

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T-9—Avery Hodge, SS/OF, Impact Gold HTX (Oklahoma)
Avery is the old-school multiple sport athlete (softball, volleyball, basketball and track) who excels in everything she does because of her speed—2.6 home-to-first camp times–and her aggressive, fearless style of play whether she’s making a diving catch in the dirt or stretching out an extra base hit. The Oklahoma athlete has an advanced knowledge of the game and excellent instincts where she knows intuitively how to get the extra advantage to put her team in a position to win. Avery has played up with girls two years older ever since she joined Kelli Jacoby’s Texas Aces 10U team when she was eight-years-old before the program recently joined the Impact Gold organization. A natural leadoff batter because of her skills at getting on base, Avery plays the middle infield and centerfield spots equally well and had Big 12 and SEC interest starting in the 6th grade. She first got noticed by Oklahoma in 2016 at the Colorado Sparkler 14U Power Pool and was offered at an OU Elite Camp on September 17, 2017 and committed the next day.

3—Savannah Geurin, P, Diamond Sports Hotshots – Nelson (Oklahoma)
Savannah is a franchise pitcher, a shut-down lefty talent who one scout says, “has all that good lefty movement.” Nicknamed “SJ,” she is a big, intimidating presence at 5-foot-10 and locates all her pitches with her great command and can change speeds at any given time to keep hitters off balance. She throws in the 57-59 mph range and tops at 61 but it’s her changeup that helps make her the top pitcher in the 2022 class right now. Says Hotshots Head Coach Nathan Nelson, “Her changeup is comparable to that of a Power 5 pitcher right now though she’s only a 14U pitcher.” Savannah is a big-game pitcher and elevates her game when the stakes are highest. She’s won an amazing six national championships already including a pair of PGF National Championships and other titles at USA Elite, Triple Crown and the USFA World Series. She was also a part of the All-American USA/ASA team that won it all in Oklahoma City last summer. The scary part about Savannah’s game is she hasn’t peaked yet—she still has room to improve as she matures and her velocity increases.

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Geurin should be #1, best pitcher on probably te best team, but they are probably tired of OU players being #1. From what I hear Erickson at 30 is underrated. But moving to the Batbusters should help her.

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They took one look at my predictions and flipped Erickson and Hodges rankings just out of spite. :) But you're right about the move to the Batbusters.

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30—Jocelyn Erickson, C, OC Batbusters – Campbell (Oklahoma)
Jocelyn comes from a family of athletes as a brother and sister have played baseball and softball at BYU and another is on the way. The youngest of five has benefitted from watching her siblings as her skill level is, as one coach put it, “is off the charts and she has a ton of upside.” The Phoenix native is a great defensive player and she has all the tools to be a dominant catcher at the next level while her offensive skills are improving too. Jocelyn also plays volleyball which helps her quickness and explosive movements which is one reason she had heavy interest from all over the nation before she committed to the Sooners in October of 2017. Said one high-level scout, “Jocelyn could be a top 10-ranked player by the end of the summer as she picks up intensity to her game and brings it all together.”


T-9—Avery Hodge, SS/OF, Impact Gold HTX (Oklahoma)
Avery is the old-school multiple sport athlete (softball, volleyball, basketball and track) who excels in everything she does because of her speed—2.6 home-to-first camp times–and her aggressive, fearless style of play whether she’s making a diving catch in the dirt or stretching out an extra base hit. The Oklahoma athlete has an advanced knowledge of the game and excellent instincts where she knows intuitively how to get the extra advantage to put her team in a position to win. Avery has played up with girls two years older ever since she joined Kelli Jacoby’s Texas Aces 10U team when she was eight-years-old before the program recently joined the Impact Gold organization. A natural leadoff batter because of her skills at getting on base, Avery plays the middle infield and centerfield spots equally well and had Big 12 and SEC interest starting in the 6th grade. She first got noticed by Oklahoma in 2016 at the Colorado Sparkler 14U Power Pool and was offered at an OU Elite Camp on September 17, 2017 and committed the next day.

3—Savannah Geurin, P, Diamond Sports Hotshots – Nelson (Oklahoma)
Savannah is a franchise pitcher, a shut-down lefty talent who one scout says, “has all that good lefty movement.” Nicknamed “SJ,” she is a big, intimidating presence at 5-foot-10 and locates all her pitches with her great command and can change speeds at any given time to keep hitters off balance. She throws in the 57-59 mph range and tops at 61 but it’s her changeup that helps make her the top pitcher in the 2022 class right now. Says Hotshots Head Coach Nathan Nelson, “Her changeup is comparable to that of a Power 5 pitcher right now though she’s only a 14U pitcher.” Savannah is a big-game pitcher and elevates her game when the stakes are highest. She’s won an amazing six national championships already including a pair of PGF National Championships and other titles at USA Elite, Triple Crown and the USFA World Series. She was also a part of the All-American USA/ASA team that won it all in Oklahoma City last summer. The scary part about Savannah’s game is she hasn’t peaked yet—she still has room to improve as she matures and her velocity increases.

Can one of the mods pin this? That way I don't have to keep going and finding it.

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The list is still going up to 300 but sadly, no profiles on the girls, just a list. I think SJ was ranked right about where she should be. No doubt, she's dominant, the #1 pitcher in her division, possibly even better than pitchers in 16's but she doesn't bat nor play anywhere else on the field if I'm not mistaken. Jocelyn should have ranked higher. Campbell has another lefty catcher with a big bat. It'll be interesting to see those two duke it out for playing time.

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Rising Star: Savannah Geurin Inspired By OU Great Keilani Ricketts

May 1, 2018
Allie Martinez
Gary Rohman/USA TODAY Sports
Savannah Geurin knew she wanted to play for Oklahoma since she was 8 years old. She and her family would head out from their home in Texas to Marita Hynes Field in Norman, OK, any chance they had to watch the Sooners put on a show.

Around 11 years old, Geurin started attending OU softball camps, but it wasn’t until a Sooners game against Texas in 2013 when she finally met one of the greatest pitchers to ever wear Oklahoma across her chest, Keilani Ricketts. From that moment on, there was no doubt in Geurin's mind that Ricketts was her role model.

After Geurin verbally committed to OU in the fall, we’re not shy to say that this 2022 Hot 100 player could possibly be the next Ricketts for the Sooners.



Savannah Geurin
Grad Year: 2022

Position: P

Club Team: Diamond Sports Hotshots Gold

Committed: Oklahoma



What team are you on?
Diamond Sports Hotshots.

How are you liking it so far?
I love it. The coaching staff has a nice blend, so you have one coach who is really stern while the other is soft. All of us have been playing together for about four years now.

How would you describe your family?
Never a dull moment in our lives. Wouldn’t have it any other way, though.



Do you have a pretty close relationship with your mom?
I sure do. She’s actually my pitching coach and was actually an assistant coach at the University of Tulsa at one point.

What is it like having your mom as your pitching coach?
I’m a very stubborn person, so I’ve gotten some information through.

Other than your family, who is your biggest role model?
Keilani Ricketts. She played at Oklahoma, and to me, she’s one of the greatest pitchers I’ve ever seen play the game.

With you being committed to OU, what was your recruiting experience like?
It was so exciting. I was pretty young when they first came out to see me and I didn’t think they were going to want me. It wasn’t until the eighth grade when they started to push for me.

Any superstitions on the field?
I cannot step on the chalk line and I can’t pack up before the game is over.

Have you had any setbacks that kept you from playing?
My back injury over the summer was pretty tough. When pitching, I kept landing wrong which ended up straining my back quite a bit. I could still pitch, but it took the whole fall to go through physical therapy to able to pitch at 100 percent.

How do you get pumped before games?
I just talk to one of my coaches. I’ll tell him all my worries and basically hypes me up before each game.

What is your go-to pregame snack?
Fruit snacks. All about those berries and cherries.

What is one of your favorite memories from travel ball?
Winning three national titles in one month (10U Triple Crown, 10U USFA, and 10U PGF).

What is your favorite Netflix show?
"Fuller House."

Who is your favorite character on there and why?
I can definitely relate to DJ mainly because she has so much on her plate and she has to learn how to let other people help her.

What is your favorite movie?
Either the "Blind Side" or "Forever Strong."

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
I really want to go to Colorado again to see the mountains.

What made you want to go to Oklahoma?
I love the coaching staff and academics. Not only that, but my family is from Oklahoma so I have some family still over there.



What was one thing that stood out to you about their program?
[Associate head coach Melyssa] Lombardi. She’s just so positive and she knows her stuff.

Do you have an idea of what you want to study in college?
I want to study biology, so I can become a surgeon.

https://www.flosoftball.com/articles/6193581-rising-star-savannah-geurin-inspired-by-keilani-ricketts

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I'm sure one of her top qualities Patty loves is the "winning three national championships"!!!

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OU_Tom wrote: I am not so sure that sports boards are the best places for athletes' parents. There are lots of posts that are speculative in nature that parents tend to take as personal attacks.I agree with this.  I remember on another (private) sports board that Stephen Good's (football) dad was invited and made a member.  While not a disaster or anything, I recall that there was a pervasive atmosphere of everyone walking on eggshells, for fear of giving offense to the parent, inasmuch as Stephen largely failed to live up to his 5 star press clippings.
I realize that this is a thread from a couple of years back...  Has anyone got any new stuff on SJ?  She looks like the real deal!

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SJ is staying on course


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