From Cat Osterman's continued winning ways to Japan's defeat of the U.S. in international play, the softball world was in full swing.
The USSSA Pride's Cat Osterman and the Chicago Bandits' Monica Abbott lead the two favorites into this week's NPF playoffs, but we may never see a pitching rivalry like theirs again.
Each summer, despite grueling travel and low pay, the NPF springs back to life with an ever-changing roster of players. But for veterans like Amber Patton, their desire to see softball become a viable option after college, keeps them coming back.
USA Softball has enough problems on its plate without creating more, but that's exactly what it did when trying to force its biggest star, Keilani Ricketts, into a long-term deal.
When it comes to success on the diamond, Monica Abbot and Kazuki Watanabe have no problem communicating, building their relationship in Japan's professional softball league.
National Pro Fastpitch's season ended as an ugly, soggy shambles, fingers raised not skyward to celebrate a championship but instead pointed accusingly in every direction.
Despite financial challenges, National Pro Fastpitch softball league is about to complete its ninth year, a testament to the dedication of its players and owners.
Softball superstar Natasha Watley's foundation gives African-American girls a chance to find their place in the game.
In a 10-3 upset over league favorites USSSA Pride, the Chicago Bandits became the first team to recapture the Cowles Cup.