Softball Notebook

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Jennie Finch Makes History

Legendary Softball Pitcher Manages Pro Baseball Game
By Kevin Kage
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It’s been almost eight years since she competed in the Olympics, and six years since she retired from professional softball, but Jennie Finch is still advocating tirelessly for her sport and squarely in the public eye.
Case in point: two months ago the fastpitch legend made […]

Bandits & Pride Race to NPF Finish

Chicago & Florida Neck-and-Neck Approaching 2013 Pro Finale
By Kevin Kage
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As the National Pro Fastpitch league enters its final month of the regular season, the Chicago Bandits and USSSA Florida Pride are running away from the rest of the field and look like a lock to square off for the NPF title. Right now […]

Colorado Hosts Softball Mega-Event

3000+ Games Attract Hundreds of College Recruiters
By Kevin Kage
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Everyone knows that California and Arizona are hotbeds of fastpitch softball, but Colorado? Who knew? Last week over 700 travel softball teams from 30 states arrived in the Denver metro area to participate in the largest fastpitch event in the US.
Between the Fireworks, Sparkler, and Sparkler […]

‘Cat Woman’ to Hang Up Cleats

Superstar Pitcher Cat Osterman Will Retire at End of 2013 NPF Season
By Kevin Kage
TSC Contributor
In the nine-year history of the National Pro Fastpitch league there has been only one “superstar” to retire: Jennie Finch. Now there will be two.
After a couple of seasons of speculation about the severity of a nagging arm injury, Cat Osterman […]

You Go, Utes!

Utah’s Softball Team is a Force to be Reckoned With in the Pac-12
By Josh Allen
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Utah’s softball program has officially come of age this season.
When the University of Utah joined the prestigious Pacific-10 Conference on July 1, 2011, the softball team knew it had its work cut out for it. After all, the Pac-10 (renamed […]

A Shot at the Top

Can Last Year’s Worst Pro Team Finish First?
By Kevin Kage
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I’m going to say something that two months ago would have gotten my blogger license revoked (and still might): the Carolina Diamonds could legitimately win the 2012 NPF title.
After setting the record for futility in 2011 with the worst regular season record in league history—and […]

Pitching Yogurt

Superstar Jennie Finch & Son Ace Star in Heartwarming TV Ad for Chobani Yogurt
By Kevin Kage
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Jennie Finch may have retired from competitive softball two years ago, but a recent heartwarming primetime television commercial is bound to return her to the limelight.
The commercial is for Chobani Champions, a Greek yogurt marketed to children, and stars […]

Free Fall

The Reigning NPF Champion Chicago Bandits are in a Serious Slump
By Kevin Kage
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The defending National Pro Fastpitch champion Chicago Bandits have dropped off a cliff, plummeting from first place to also-rans in a matter of nine days.
After looking like they might run away with the Regular Season Championship only a few weeks ago, last year’s […]

NPF Off & Running

Abbott Throws No-Hitter, Rookies Shine During NPF Opening Week
By Kevin Kage
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The National Pro Fastpitch league’s 2012 season got off to a flying start last week. Picking up where they left off last year, the defending champion Chicago Bandits bested a tough USSSA Pride squad three games to one in their opening series. Bandits ace Monica […]

Sweet 16!

California Tops Field Heading into NCAA Super Regionals
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The number of teams vying for the national collegiate softball title is down to 16, with #1-ranked Cal still the odds-on favorite to win it all.
That’s not to say Cal had an easy time of it this past weekend. The heavily favored Bears lost 3-2 […]

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