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Maddi Doane looks to use hitting journal, toughness to continue success at plate for Syracuse

first_img Published on April 8, 2015 at 9:37 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Maddi Doane almost had no choice. Sandwiched between two brothers, there was always a sense of competition. She remembers competing against them in wrestling matches, and it only made sense she would have a future in sports. “Having those two brothers has kind of made me a tomboy,” Doane said. “I think that had a lot to do with me playing (softball).”The freshman said it was here that her toughness really began to build, something she needed as she pushed through recent struggles at the plate. As she worked to rebuild her confidence, Doane focused less on trying to do too much and more on just staying relaxed, which she is able to do by logging her feelings in a hitting journal.Doane started the season batting .359 through her team’s first 11 games, but her average has since dropped to .284. Her first career home run came April 1 against Fordham, and she had four hits against North Carolina last weekend. Doane looks to build off her recent success when Syracuse (14-19, 1-7 Atlantic Coast) travels to Buffalo, New York to face Canisius (14-10, 4-0 Metro Atlantic) on Thursday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m able to know what that feels like,” Doane said.”… know what that home run feels like and almost recreate it so that I’m feeling confident in the box.”Doane said she was feeling anxious. She was pressing too hard at the plate, thinking too much and not relying on the techniques that led her to a successful start at the beginning of the season.To combat this, Doane began to log her feelings — whether her thought process, timing or adjustments she wants to make — in a journal, an idea suggested by assistant coach Matt Nandin. Here, she can write and forget. “You want to get to a point where you’re feeling good at the plate,” Nandin said. “It’s important to write it down, what you did, what you were feeling, what your approach was, so when you do start struggling again you can look back.”Nandin acknowledged that hitters need to think. It’s when they start to grapple with a hundred thoughts before the pitch comes that it starts to become dangerous. Head coach Leigh Ross said Doane tries too hard to be perfect and needs to “just go back to having fun.” As soon as the freshman starts to think about the hits she isn’t recording, things start to fall apart. A quick look in the journal, however, can provide the confidence needed to pick things back up.“She likes to think she has a short-term (memory) but sometimes she’ll get really down on herself and that doesn’t help her,” AnnaMarie Gatti, a former high school travel teammate of Doane’s, said. “She just needs to be able to see it because she gets lost sometimes.”Gatti remembers the beginning of the school year when Doane would come into her dorm room. They would talk about missing home and support each other. If their close friendship offered a reprieve from the stresses of moving away, Doane’s hitting journal offers a similar reprieve from the doubts she is facing more of now than at the beginning of the season.After she hit her home run, Doane wrote it down. She said she made note of who it was against and that it felt good coming off the end of the bat. Now when she looks back on her home run, Doane will be able to relive what it felt like and what she did to make it happen. It’s a technique she’s used to get back on the right track at the plate, and one she’ll continue to rely on no matter her results at the plate. “It makes me a lot more relaxed also after the game,” said Doane. “If I have a bad game I’m able to get it out if I have a good game I’m also able to get it out. Just writing down… however I’m feeling in the box.” Commentslast_img read more

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Fedor Emelianenko is back Over three years after

first_img Fedor Emelianenko is back. Over three years after his last fight, the legendary Russian heavyweight announced his return to MMA during Saturday night’s Bellator: Dynamite 1 broadcast.Ultimately, it was neither the UFC nor Bellator who secured Emelianenko’s services, but an upstart Japanese promotion headed by former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara. Emelianenko is now expected to headline the promotion’s first event, tentatively slated for New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, which will air on Spike TV.The announcement drew both applause and disappointment from the fighter community, as can be seen below. Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Fedor what the hell bro— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 20, 2015 Last time Fedor fought, we were on the same card. I was hoping to rekindle our fightnightness— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 20, 2015 WOW and it is Fedor! So who is his opponent???— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) September 20, 2015 Latest From MMA Warehouse THE SURPRISE THAT everyone knew……….#dynamite #DYNAMITE1— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) September 20, 2015 Standard BJJ Gi Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars FEDOR!! The crowd at tilted kilt just freaked out. #Bellator142 #DYNAMITE1 pic.twitter.com/KKSxVgSXUl— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 20, 2015 Recommended by Bullshit. Fedor should be with the UFC end of story.— Cody Bollinger (@CodyBollinger) September 20, 2015 Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Gloves Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Standard Ranked Rashguard More From Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series Save $200 Today. Go Natural with an Avocado Green Mattress Avocado Green Mattress King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Esther Lin, Strikeforce Sale Lockdown duffle bag ProMax 440 BJJ GI Accessories Congrats to @bellatormma on getting Fedor for new years Japan. But @ufc in japan is here sept 26 big country vs… http://t.co/WZ22wvv04k— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) September 20, 2015center_img [Gallery] Only Brave Dare To Cross This Treacherous Bridge Science 101 Good Night Tee Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson [Pics] Major Changes To The US Military Past Factory Top Contenders for Fight of the Year I tt earlier that @BellatorMMA was w a Japan vibe. And now I just got to see Sakakibara was involved and they partner up. Shit got serious!— Gesias JZ Cavalcante (@Gesias) September 20, 2015 MMA Fighting FEDOR— Georgi Karakhanyan (@georgimma) September 20, 2015 Your last name can tell you if you descended from royalty. Ancestry [Pics] Blind Side’ Football Player, Michael Oher Finally Tells A… Tie Breaker Ranked: 30 Wealthiest Presidents. #1 Was A Surprise Finance 101 I bet it is Kimbo or @Randy_Couture— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) September 20, 2015 Also, a Fedor-headlined show in Japan on NYE has 2004 me real fired up. The trolls will shit all over the idea but I love it. #DYNAMITE1— Ryan Couture (@RyanDCouture) September 20, 2015 So is fedor with Bellator now or what is the show in Japan on New Years a completely different promotion by the former pride guy? #confused— Scott jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) September 20, 2015 Should have seen this coming when Dana said “We don’t know what Fedor’s plans are”— Josh Samman (@JoshSamman) September 20, 2015 Fedor’s back!!!— Darrion Caldwell (@thewolf_mma) September 20, 2015 Sponsored Content Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Latest From Our Partners More: Apparel Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more

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