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Memorable Super Regional Performances: Pitching
With there being no NCAA tournament because of the pandemic, our staff begins our postseason coverage by taking an in-depth look at the most memorable pitching performances in the super regional era.
Ocasio, Cloud Pushing to Elevate Each Other, Women’s Sports
Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud and former Florida star pitcher Aleshia Cloud are using time off to push each other and women’s sports.
Olympian Osterman Joins New Athletes Unlimited Softball League
Olympic pitcher Cat Osterman is joining the new Athletes Unlimited Softball League. The league announced Osterman’s participation on Friday afternoon. Osterman is a member of the U.S. Olympic softball team, which is preparing to play in Tokyo in the summer of 2021 after the Olympics were postponed one year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Louisiana’s Wallace Hasn’t Let 13-Walk Game Define College Career
Former Louisiana pitcher Jordan Wallace helped her husband deal with the stress of his graduate school thesis by reflecting on her own struggles in the final game of her college career.
Injury, Health Pandemic Gives Oklahoma’s Mendes New Perspective
Recovering from an injury and living through a global health pandemic has given Oklahoma’s Nicole Mendes more time to reflect on her identity beyond softball.
Olympians Garcia, Nickles and Mulipola Returning For 2021 Season
Olympians Rachel Garcia, Bubba Nickles and Dejah Mulipola announced Thursday will be returning to play for their respective college teams — UCLA and Arizona, in 2021.
Funding Will Impact Olympic Team’s New Training Schedule
The U.S. Olympic softball team is facing an uncertain future of training for the postponed Tokyo Games because of the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Kentucky’s Martens and Vick Share Long-Lasting Memories
Alex Martens and Bailey Vick have been roommates and teammates for the last four years at Kentucky. The seniors were putting up career numbers when the season was canceled, and have decided not to return.
NCAA Sets Standard For 2020 Recordkeeping
The NCAA has had many decisions to make over the past couple of months, including how to handle statistics with Arizona’s Jessie Harper and others chasing records.
Parade of Vehicles Offers Support to Baylor Coach Battling Cancer
More than 200 vehicles participated in a parade last Thursday to honor longtime Baylor assistant coach Mark Lumley, who is batting cancer for the fourth time.
Chamberlain Finds New Adrenaline Kick By Hosting MLB Show
Former Oklahoma star Lauren Chamberlain is the host of the new MLB Originals show “STACK’d,” which debuted Monday on the league’s YouTube channel. The role is helping fill a void for Chamberlain.
Davidson Sisters Logging Workout Hours By Cutting Down Trees
Mia and Montana Davidson have gotten creative to stay in shape during the coronavirus pandemic. The Mississippi State sisters have cut down trees in the yard and used the logs to do squats and barbell curls.
Hackbarth Twins Grateful For Another Year Together at ASU
Twin sisters Kindra and Maddi Hackbarth plan to return to play for Arizona State next year after having their senior seasons cut short from the coronavirus pandemic.
Mississippi State Brings Back #428WallSitChallenge To Honor Alex Wilcox
Mississippi State is bringing back the Wall Sit Challenge to honor Alex Wilcox, a former player who died from cancer in 2018. MSU is asking players from the around the country to do a wall sit.
From Book Club To Teaching, LSU Stays Engaged
The LSU softball team has started a virtual book club to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Jon Gordon, the author of the first book they read, surprised the Tigers by taking part in a Zoom conference call.
Florida’s Echols Finds Recipe For Success On And Off Field
Florida’s Charla Echols made an instant impact during the shortened season, leading the team in batting and playing strong defense. Echols has been using her down time to improve her culinary skills.
Basement Level Training Has Elish Primed for Return to Texas
Texas pitcher Miranda Elish had no doubt she would return for another season once the NCAA granted eligibility relief to spring sport athletes. She has since been training in her basement.
Wichita State’s Bingham Pitches In By Sewing Masks
Wichita State’s Caitlin Bingham has been sewing masks to donate to medical personnel and others in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Bingham has made nearly 100 masks in the last three weeks, with requests for even more.
Olympics or College? Team USA Members Hope Both Are Still Possible
Bubba Nickles, Rachel Garcia and Dejah Mulipola took a redshirt year this year to train with the U.S. Olympic softball team. With the Olympics postponed, they now await their eligibility from the NCAA.
UConn’s Dahman Leaves Softball Behind For Army Enlistment
UConn’s Ashlee Dahman wasn’t planning to return to college softball no matter how the NCAA ruled on eligibility relief. The senior outfielder has enlisted in the Army and is headed to basic training in June.
From Softball Teammates To Firefighters On The Front Lines
Former Arizona softball players Mackenzie Vandergeest and Lovie Jung are using some important traits they learned in softball to help protect Californians as members of the fire department.
NCAA Grants Eligibility To All Spring Sport Athletes
The NCAA Division I Council has approved a blanket waiver to give all spring sport athletes whose season was abruptly canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.
Svekis, Hoosiers Find Closure In Unique Fashion
Gwen Svekis is preparing for her own pro season much sooner than anticipated, but helped Indiana throw an impromptu team banquet before she left.
Monica Abbott Reacts to Tokyo Olympics Being Postponed
The Tokyo Olympics were officially postponed for the summer of 2020, and Team USA member Monica Abbott reacted to the news.
The Packaged Deal Tries To Fill Softball Void Through Virtual Classes
The Packaged Deal looks to fill a void with new concept “Softball School.” Virtual classes will take place Monday-Friday and taught by softball stars around the country.
Grad School or Return to Softball? Silveyra Faces Walking Away
Sara Silveyra never expected her career to end last Thursday after a morning practice. Despite likely being granted another year of eligibility, the University of San Diego senior won’t be returning to college softball. She has no regrets.