Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Does Beaning Batters Lose Games?

Intentionally Hitting Batters May Not Affect Victory
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Intentionally hitting batters has a special place among the unwritten rules of professional baseball.  If you slide too hard into the 2nd base, if you showboat after a big hit, or if you accidentally “plunk” the other team’s best player, the other team’s pitcher is guaranteed to retaliate […]

James Madison—Playing with the ‘Big Boys’

Mickey Dean Builds an Elite Program at a Midsized School
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
James Madison softball is one of the best stories going in the softball world right now.
James Madison is a midsized school of 19,262 students in the mountains of north central Virginia.  James Madison is relatively new to the softball world—it has only had […]