Softball Notebook

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Bandits & Pride Race to NPF Finish

Chicago & Florida Neck-and-Neck Approaching 2013 Pro Finale
By Kevin Kage
TSC Contributor
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
TSC Contributor
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 […]

Big 12, SEC & Pac-12 Dominant in 2013

Grab 18 of Top 25 Spots in Final NCAA Coaches’ Poll
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
The final NCAA softball coaches’ poll (USA Today/NFCA) has been released. Oklahoma was the unanimous pick for #1.
Final Poll
Team (Conference)
1. Oklahoma (Big 12)
2. Tennessee (SEC)
3. Texas (Big 12)
4. Washington (Pac-12)
5. Florida (SEC)
6. Michigan (Big 10)
7. Arizona State (Pac-12)
8. Nebraska (Big […]

‘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 […]

National Champs’ Secret Weapon

Oklahoma Sooners’ Offense was Unsung MVP in Title Run
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Oklahoma just won the 2013 NCAA national title in softball. Everyone knows that superstar pitcher Keilani Ricketts was a big reason why. Ricketts turned in a record-setting season and was one of the most dominant pitchers to ever play college softball. But Ricketts was […]