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Women's softball

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:24 am
by ramster
Team is now 1-15

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:43 am
by ATPTourFan
Ugh. This HAS to be the last season with their coach, right??

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:46 am
by ramster
one would think

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:59 pm
by RhowdyRam02
The softball team is currently 1-27, and an even more damning 0-11 in conference. The Good Five Cent Cigar ran a story last week calling for Coach Layton's dismissal after the season. http://rhodycigar.com/2015/04/09/column-its-time-for-the-rams-to-move-on-from-coach-layton/. One interesting note from that story, it appears that Layton's extension was only guaranteed for this season, but if she makes the six team Atlantic 10 playoff this year she becomes guaranteed through the 2017 season. We have 11 conference games left with George Mason currently in sixth place with a 7-7 record, so we're 5.5 games back of the last playoff spot. It would seem that the magic number for Layton's dismissal sits at 5. We host George Mason for three games on April 18th and 19th.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:16 pm
by ramster
Layton is in her 7th year at URI. Overall record and A10 conference
2009; 14-37 (3-17)
2010; 19-35 (8-12)
2011; 7-46 (2-19)
2012; 21-32-1 (5-14-1)
2013; 10-37 (3-18)
2014; 13-32-1 (6-11-1)
2015; 1-27 (0-11)

Here is the article from last year..................
http://www.turnto10.com/story/25264303/ ... ied-at-uri

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:35 am
by ramster
So we just beat UMASS-Lowell to double our win total to 2-30 and 0-13 in A10
Some statistics for the year:
Runs Scored:
URI 70
Opponents 284

Batting average:
URI .222
Opponents .424

Home Runs:
URI 3
Opponents 51

Walks Received:
URI 50
Opponents 138

Earned Run Average:
URI 10.06
Opponents 1.88

Worst D1 Program in the United States. Same Coach for 7 years now.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:53 am
by SmartyBarrett
Holy shit.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:00 am
by rambone 78
Does anybody know why Thorr keeps this coach?

It's the one big stain on his resume.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:47 pm
by SGreenwell
rambone 78 wrote:Does anybody know why Thorr keeps this coach?

It's the one big stain on his resume.

Has to be for budgetary and avoiding liability reasons. Softball is also probably low visibility enough to not require an in-season coaching change.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:25 am
by ramster
SGreenwell wrote:
rambone 78 wrote:Does anybody know why Thorr keeps this coach?

It's the one big stain on his resume.

Has to be for budgetary and avoiding liability reasons. Softball is also probably low visibility enough to not require an in-season coaching change.


True. Team averages 56 per game in attendance. At this point Thor is handling the situation correctly imho. Let the process play itself out.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:06 pm
by Obadiah
I do not understand how this situation is being handled. Given the record alone, there would be deep doubts about the Coach's ability, but when you add in the personal stories and harassment, it goes beyond logic. The team is now 2-34 and is getting blown out in many games. In one five game span, they made produced 3 runs to their opponents' 54! This is an embarrassment to the school.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:56 pm
by TruePoint
I think it comes down to do you really want to waste money paying two softball coaches? If they thought they could fire her for cause over the bullying thing then it would be a different story, I'd imagine. As an alum, my pride or embarrassment with the school would be related to about 3,000 things before the performance of the softball team factored in.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:37 pm
by PeterRamTime
Get her outta the park!

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:28 am
by neil
I think we lead the nation in "mercy rule" losses.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:43 am
by rambone 78
You get the feeling, that URI almost considers this program a "throw out".

No one cares. If they are going to keep it, at least try and hire someone competent when her contract runs out.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:53 am
by TruePoint
rambone 78 wrote:You get the feeling, that URI almost considers this program a "throw out".

No one cares. If they are going to keep it, at least try and hire someone competent when her contract runs out.



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Why would they try to hire someone incompetent?

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:11 am
by rambone 78
They already did.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:39 am
by TruePoint
That was probably an accident. I would be surprised to find out that the goal was to hire an incompetent person.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:15 pm
by kal-65
relieve her of her coaching duties,and reassign her some non meaningfull task.

hire some coach who can recruit and has coaching skills,this situation isn't cfl money

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:34 pm
by RhowdyRam02
At the end of last season the conventional wisdom was that she wouldn't have her contract extended because of the record and the bullying scandal. Now I wonder if the bullying scandal somehow bought her the new contract and at least this season. I wonder if the thought was that if the school let her go right after the bullying report came out that it would make the people making the complaint more likely to sue the school and be successful in their suit or if the school felt the coach had an avenue to sue the school herself. By offering her a new contract that isn't guaranteed after this season unless she made the A10 playoffs it allowed them to let her go for only performance reasons. And now that the team is 0-16 in conference and can't get a spot in the conference playoffs they have the avenue to let her go.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 6:52 pm
by RF1
Contract Will Not Be Renewed for Softball Coach Layton
May 04, 2015

http://gorhody.com/sports/w-softbl/2014 ... 0504zo43q5

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 11:09 pm
by Andrew
Softball just ended - that was a quick announcement. Time for improvement.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:59 am
by RhowdyRam02
Not a big surprise, though after last year I suppose you had to worry a little bit. One thing I've noticed about Thorr, once he makes up his mind that it's time for a change, that coach is gone right away. Every coach that I remember getting the axe got it within two days of their season ending.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:21 am
by bressler3south
Takes extra care to make that axe extra sharp…for a super-clean cut. WHOMMMMPPPPPPPPPP!

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:48 am
by Ram99
Just a point of interest, it was three weeks after the season ended before Inglese was let go.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:30 pm
by Iggy1979

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:57 pm
by ramster
On July 17, 2017 URi hired our new Head Coach for the 2016 Season
This was the record of our previous HC where 2015 hit bottom recordwise:
2009; 14-37 (3-17) Home Runs = 16
2010; 19-35 (8-12) Home Runs = 32
2011; 7-46 (2-19) Home Runs = 28
2012; 21-32-1 (5-14-1) Home Runs = 30
2013; 10-37 (3-18) Home Runs = 14
2014; 13-32-1 (6-11-1) Home Runs = 7
2015; 3-41 (1-21) Home Runs = 9
2016; 7-8 (0-0) Home Runs = 11

What a great start for our new HC and team this year. after losing their 1st 4 games they have won 7 of their last 11.
We already have 7 wins....more than double last year's total
We already have more home runs (11) than in each of the last two season totals (9 and 7 respectively)
Coach has moved Sophomore Kylie Shivery from 1st base where she made only one error last year to third base - a key defensive move. She is hitting .348 with 4 HRs and 19 RBIs already. Shivery was the first URI Players to get Conference Players of the Week since 2002 - 14 years ago!!!!
Becca Rogers is only a Freshman but she has been the starting pitcher in 11 of the 15 Games. She has a 5-3 record with a 3.27 ERA, 29 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched and only 18 walks.

So happy for this team!!!!

http://www.gorhody.com/sports/w-softbl/ ... 0307kqv16f

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:06 pm
by ATPTourFan
Good hire so far.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:56 pm
by Ramulous
After pitcher and catcher, third base is the most important defensive position in fast-pitch softball....nice to see her make the transition.

Re: Women's softball

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 pm
by ramster
URI has made good progress since the Coaching Change two years ago when the team only won one game.
Picked to finish 8th in A10 this season but I wouldn’t be surprised if they do better than that.

URI in history has only had 3 all rookie players and Coach Bridget Hurlman has already equaled that in her two years at the helm with 1 her first year and 2 last season.


http://gorhody.com/sports/w-softbl/2017 ... 0207kxmb6f