Softball Notebook

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Secret of College’s Best Teams: Defense!

Florida Did It Best in 2017
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
The NCAA website keeps a pretty dynamite archive of statistical data from the prior season based on team and individual performance. It keeps rankings for 12 stat categories. The team stat categories range from practical ones, like team scoring and team home runs per game, […]

Is Slugging Percentage Relevant?

Power Hitting May Not Be as Important as You Think 
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
We all know that a home run is better than a base hit.  A double and triple are better than a base hit, too.  And players who can hit for extra bases or hit balls out of the park consistently are generally thought […]

Olympic Softball’s (Poor) Replacement

Golf Falls Far Short of Fastpitch
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Olympic golf is a farce. Olympic golf is a joke. And yet we are going to be forced to watch Olympic golf this year instead of Olympic softball.
If you remember, back in 2005 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to drop baseball and softball […]