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MAIS Softball

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Posted: 8/12/2010 11:27 AM

MAIS Softball 


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The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools plays fast-pitch in the fall, with the pitching distance increased from 40 to 43 feet this year in accordance with a rule change by the National Federation of State High School Associations.


"It's going to have a big effect," Carroll Academy coach Rusty Miller said. "It's really going to open up the offense."

The three class champions were dominant teams last year. Led by Miss Softball Meredith Owen, Jackson Prep was 40-2-1 in winning AAA. Prairie View (La.) went 28-3 in AA, while Bayou went 44-4 in winning A for the fourth consecutive year.


There should be more balance across the board this year.

Championships for each class will be determined by an eight-team, double-elimination tournament Oct. 2 and 4 at Liberty Park in Flowood. There will not be an Academy Overall tournament for the second straight year.

Laurence Hilliard • lhilliard@jackson.gannett.com • August 11, 2010

MAIS

Fast-Pitch

1. Leake (6-0)

2. Bowling Green (7-1)

3. Bayou (6-1)

4. Veritas (7-1)

5. Copiah (5-1)

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Posted: 8/12/2010 12:37 PM

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WHERE DOES 9 AND 1 CANTON ACADEMY STAND IN RANKINGS
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Posted: 8/12/2010 3:05 PM

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In fact I think it is 10 - 1  for CA as of this past Tuesday.
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Posted: 8/12/2010 3:40 PM

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biggrin hmmmmmmm sb who !!!
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Posted: 8/13/2010 9:00 AM

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Rankings are not to knock any team, they are based on who you lose to and your quality wins if you have any. I have always heard quality road wins, and not loosing at home are very important. Some coaches want to play all weak teams for their records. That thinking will never get them ranked.
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Posted: 8/13/2010 4:10 PM

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I disagree... It gets them ranked, and them it gets them sent to the house in the state playoffs.  CL Rankings mean nothing though IMO, and have been askewd for years.
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Posted: 8/13/2010 4:53 PM

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I happen to agree with MRACOACH.  They build up false hope for a group of girls that play a crap schedule and then get sent packing.  How many games do these compilers get out and watch, one maybe two a year.  It's a joke and done because they do not wanna be called sexist.
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Posted: 9/2/2010 12:57 PM

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It's actually just one "compiler" and if he has ever seen a fastpitch game at the high school level before the state championship games then I would be shocked!!! 

If they cared about fast-pitch softball, they would do a pre-season Dandy Dozen list like they do in baseball.  I would imagine that fast-pitch in this state sends as many girls to play ball in college than baseball does.  But you can't get people at the C-L to see that.
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Posted: 9/2/2010 4:03 PM

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Arrow, I agree...I'm not sure if people in the upper offices of MAIS or MHSAA see that.. We no longer have "Overall State Championships" in MAIS, but yet basketball does, funny thing is the MAIS sends more girls to college in fast pitch than in basketball and track combined. Why take an event that college coaches have traditionally come to in force away from the kids... because of a half day of school? If that is the answer, take a game off the schedule.

I have spoke my piece on this for two years, and I wish everybody else would too, but I do tend to forget ...They're just girls!
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Posted: 9/3/2010 8:21 AM

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Softball Committee for MAIS

Don Pennington – Tallulah Academy (Chairman)
Marie Miller – Riverfield Academy
Robert Foust – Bayou Academy
William Jones – Amite School Center
Amy Boutwell – Columbia Academy
Terry Bauer – Copiah Academy
Cory Caton – Jackson Prep
"Its a round bat and a round ball and you have to hit it square" Pete Rose
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