The D1Softball Podcast – Season 2 Episode 3
Tara Henry and Rhi Potkey catch up on the most recent D1 Fall Reports and welcome Texas’ newest transfer, Hailey Dolcini.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 19
Kelsey Stewart used a big day to move into title contention. Morgan Zerkle kept up her bid by putting Cat Osterman on the brink. All that and much more from a busy Sunday from Athletes Unlimited.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 18
Led by Team Jaquish’s Alyssa Denham, rookie pitching ruled the opening day of Week 4 in Athletes Unlimited. But it’s still a familiar hitter atop the overall leaderboard.
Amanda Lorenz Tops AU Week 4 Draft
Three weeks into her rookie season in Athletes Unlimited, it’s increasingly clear what Amanda Lorenz’ peers think of the slugger. She’s the new arrival that everyone has to have. A first-round selection in the league’s first weekly draft this season, Lorenz added another milestone Tuesday when she was selected No. 1 overall by Aleshia Ocasio […]
Amanda Chidester Tops AU Leaderboard After Week 3
It was never too late to save the day in Week 3 of Athletes Unlimited. A late home run lifted Amanda Chidester to the top of the leaderboard, while a huge final day from Cat Osterman extended a record streak.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 12
Amanda Lorenz can’t stop hitting home runs. But did Taylor McQuillin help stop Cat Osterman’s run as a captain in its tracks? Sunday offered plenty of Athletes Unlimited drama.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 11
Olympian Bubba Nickles wasted no time making a good first impression in her Athletes Unlimited debut. But the Team Jaquish outfielder wasn’t the only player hitting the ball out of the park.
NCAA Expands WCWS to Nine Days
After facing criticism when the 2021 schedule got crowded, the NCAA is expanding the Women’s College World Series by two days.
Haylie Wagner, Bubba Nickles headline AU Week 3 draft
Haylie Wagner and Bubba Nickles headline our Week Three draft from the Athletes Unlimited League.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 4
Team Osterman didn’t have a full squad available, but Morgan Zerkle and friends made sure they had more than enough to dominate the opening day of Week 2.
Aleshia Ocasio goes No. 1 in AU Week 2 Draft
Pitching has never been a hotter commodity in Athletes Unlimited, but Aleshia Ocasio was still the most valuable arm on the board in the Week 2 draft. The No. 1 overall pick will anchor Team Piper.
Sahvanna Jaquish Wins AU Week 1
Team Osterman used an offensive outburst to dominate the Week 1 leaderboard in Athletes Unlimited. Sahvanna Jaquish took top honors, while surprise Lilli Piper earned a captain’s role for Week 2.
Athletes Unlimited Report: August 29
Pitching ruled the second day of the Athletes Unlimited season, capped by Cat Osterman throwing the first no-hitter in league history — but missing out on a shutout.
Athletes Unlimited Report: August 28
Even Cat Osterman wants to see Odicci Alexander pitch. The legend gave the rookie the Opening Day start in Athletes Unlimited. Both Team Osterman and Team Hayward opened with wins.
Full-Circle Memory: OU’s Gasso to Throw Out First Pitch at Dodgers Game
Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso grew up listening to Dodgers games on a transistor radio and bonding with her mom. She will be throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.
Florida Vibe Athletics Announces New Pro Team
The Florida Vibe Athletics Inc. has announced a new professional softball organization headquartered in Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida, that will begin the summer of 2022.
National Pro Fastpitch Suspends Operations
One of the longest-surviving women’s professional team sports leagues, National Pro Fastpitch appears to have reached the end of the road. NPF suspended operations on August 1.
Yukiko Ueno and Japan Repeat Olympic Gold
It was a long wait for a repeat. But after 13 years, Japan’s unbeatable ace Yukiko Ueno proved that Japan deserves to reign as Olympic champions.
USA-Japan: The Lost Years of Softball’s Best Rivalry
It was a long wait for the Olympic gold medal rematch between the United States and Japan. But the two rivals played for five world titles between Olympic meetings.
RECAP: Kelsey Stewart Walk-Off Beats Japan
Team USA finally hit a home run. And even in a game that meant nothing, Kelsey Stewart made it count. Her walk-off home run beat Japan and sets the stage for a classic gold medal rematch.
RECAP: Amanda Chidester Walk-Off Beats Australia
When Team USA pitching finally needed a little bit of help, Amanda Chidester’s walk-off hit kept the Americans unbeaten.
RECAP: Osterman Leads USA Over Mexico
Another brilliant pitching performance backed by just enough offense kept Team USA unbeaten with a 2-0 win against Mexico. D1Softball has what you need to know from the win.
Road to Tokyo: Cat Osterman’s Last Dance
Cat Osterman never expected to be pitching at 38 years old. But one more chance to take on her oldest rival called her back. That rival? The game itself.
Arioto and Moultrie a Long Way from Whitehorse
Almost 11 years to the day after playing for a world title in the wilderness, Valerie Arioto and Michelle Moultrie made their presence felt in the Olympics.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Ali Aguilar
Ali Aguilar planned to spend 2020 playing on softball’s biggest stage. Instead, a coaching stint off the beaten path reminded her of the joy the game holds.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Aubree Munro
Aubree Munro becomes a softball superhero when she dons her catching gear. The Olympics will shine a light on the woman behind the mask.