She was not the #2 pitcher at the end of the season. Goodman took that spot. It's been that case for a bit...dating back to before the UK game in the SECT. The game against UK was a good indicator as to why Sarah lost her slot.
I don't know what you could disagree with here.
...and that's why she wasn't in the Saturday/#2 role: she's been prone to giving up the long ball and has consistently left pitches high and hittable. She wasn't 100% for the last month of the season is another factor in Bama's rotation but that wasn't the primary reason she fell to the Tide's #3.
Gettins didn't pan out the way hoped. I don't believe we can just "replace" the leadership the team received from Hardy.
But when bama had a critical game in loser bracket...... there was Sarah
Let's be real here for a second. The game in the losers bracket, against Florida, had little to do with Sarah and had a lot to do with the way Walton ran through Barnhill this season (as well as their Q, Hightower.) The first gave up six runs, the latter gave up four...of the 15 Bama put on the board.
Schroeder's position is the other one I was referring to. No, it will be tough to replace any kind of leadership either Gettins or Hardy employed, but after this awesome run into the World Series, someone will be up for it! Say...Badison (Maddie Morgan). That girl is always up to play.