Softball Notebook

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California: Still a Talent-Producing Machine?

Golden State’s Lead Slips, South Ready to Rise
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Just how important is California in developing Olympic-level softball talent? Back in 2008, nearly all of the players (15 out of 18) on the Olympic softball squad were from California. California was the undisputed hotbed of Olympic softball talent in the country.
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Is Keilani a Cat-Replacement?

Will Keilani Ricketts Ever Fill Cat Osterman’s Cleats?
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Keilani Ricketts, the reigning NCAA champion pitcher out of Oklahoma, was one of the most heralded prospects to come out of college in recent memory—a true “can’t miss” player at the pro level. Keilani held out of the NPF for the majority of […]