I was hoping she was the next big thing for UT softball. The SEC proved to be too tough for her.
She had trouble finding the strike zone & keeping the ball out of the dirt from what I saw.
Oh well, I wish her luck on her decision to transfer to play in another conference.
I'm not for firing Ralph bc that's not the answer. If a player makes a decision she thinks she'll be better off somewhere else then let them go. Tenn is not for everyone once they get here & find that out. I doubt we'll miss Sprang.
Gabby's problem is not her arm, it is her head. During the Auburn game in Auburn she was warming up and she threw the ball over the bullpen wall and into the dugout almost hitting Marty in the head. The wall between the 2 is about 12 feet high. The coaching at UT was not her problem, she pitched great at all practices and scrimmages just not in games or warming up for games (game-day jitters). Much the same problem as Haley Bearden and hitting. At the end of each season players are given an "exit" interview and their position on the team is evaluated. Gabby had no place on the roster next year and was encouraged to transfer or get cut in the fall. They could have cut her then ( see Taylor Rowland) but gave her a chance to find a team without getting cut.