Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

America’s Best

Team USA Grabs Cream of the Crop, NPF Left with Vets
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
The Team USA 2011 roster was announced ten days ago. Team USA no longer has the services of the elite fastpitch players from the 2008 Olympic team, who earlier this year made a pact to play exclusively for and develop the NPF, […]

Taryne’s Time

Will Taryne Mowatt become the Next Jennie Finch?
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
Taryne Mowatt was softball’s hottest ticket back in 2007 when she led the Arizona Wildcats to the collegiate national title, picking up two ESPY Awards as a result (Best Female College Athlete and Best Female Athlete). But the road has been rocky ever since.
The Wildcats […]

Winning Formula

The Numbers Behind a Collegiate National Title
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Based on the results of prior winners of the Women’s College World Series I have developed the following theory: to win the tournament a team has to have an upperclassman pitcher who pitches at least 1.25 strikeouts per inning.
The past decade of WCWS winners has been dominated […]