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  1. Japanese Pitcher Yukiko Ueno Perfect Storm Of Power And Precision...

    Graham Hays

    To recapture the ISF World Championship this weekend, the United States faces what has become an epic challenge: figure out a way to defeat Japanese ace Yukiko Ueno.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. Monica Abbott, Cat Osterman Rivalry Sparks National Pro Fastpitch...

    Graham Hays

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  3. Team USA The Center Of Attention At Softball World Championships

    Graham Hays

    The United States' legacy of softball supremacy is on the line at the ISF World Championship. Once again, the key to success lies in center field, with Haylie McCleney following in the footsteps of previous American stars Laura Berg and Caitlin Lowe.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  4. W Debate: Which conference is the best in NCAA women's sports?

    There is no denying the strength of the basketball programs in the SEC and ACC, but it is the success of the other women's sports that have Kate Fagan and Graham Hays debating the top conference for female student-athletes....

    Page | Conversation
  5. Stick Up For Your Sport in ESPN The Mag

    Adena Andrews

    Once again, wrestling is being a big bully and crushing the competition in ESPN The Magazine's #FanSourced poll. Lacrosse, motocross, rugby and softball fans need to rise up and vote for their sport to receive a feature in ESPN The Magazine's fan-sou...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  6. espnW -- How Robbinsville (N.J.) built a softball powerhouse

    Scott Benner

    Robbinsville is the only town in the United States to produce a softball team worthy of the Little League World Series four times in the past seven years. The secret to the girls' success: paying it forward with younger girls.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  7. espnW -- Pennsylvania Rebellion's Angeline Quiocho is face of NPF...

    Graham Hays

    Bouncing from town to town for five years with National Pro Fastpitch's troubled fourth franchise, Angeline Quiocho has been an indispensable presence with her smile, enthusiasm and ukulele.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  8. Watch Jennie Finch make Adrian Peterson look silly

    D'Arcy Maine

    It's no secret that former U.S. softball star Jennie Finch has a fastball that would terrify even the most talented of hitters. Despite having officially retired from the sport, Finch continues to make the annual All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softba...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  9. espnW -- Five lessons from World Cup of Softball

    Graham Hays

    Team USA's unbeaten performance in the World Cup of Softball set the stage for August's ISF World Championship. With Sara Nevins on the mound and Valerie Arioto at the plate, the Americans look like the team to beat.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  10. HoopGurlz -- USC recruit Ayanna Clark getting better by the minut...

    Walter Villa

    There's no telling how good Southern Cal recruit Ayanna Clark could be as the center continues to harness the athleticism and catcher's strong arm she developed on the softball diamond.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  11. espnW -- Team USA pitchers have big shoes to fill in internationa...

    Graham Hays

    America has always had some of the best pitchers in the world. Now it is up to the young rotation of Jolene Henderson, Jessica Moore, Sara Nevins and Jaclyn Traina to continue the tradition in the World Cup of Softball.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  12. RIP: Temple University softball officially died today

    Dan Friedell

    On July 1, the Owls softball program is officially dead. Now two dozen players and coaches must find new life somewhere else.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  13. espnW -- Grief unites Akron Racers teammates Haley Outon and Rach...

    Graham Hays

    Each having lost a parent to cancer, Akron Racers pitcher Rachele Fico and catcher Haley Outon share a bond that far transcends the playing field.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  14. espnW -- A hit sequel for Team USA softball player Sam Fischer

    Graham Hays

    Sam Fischer wasn't supposed to make the U.S. softball national team even once, but now she's pulled off a sequel with another surprise ending.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  15. Small Wonders - Forty years after girls won right to play Little ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    When Melissa Isaacson spoke with one of Little League's female pioneers, she finally realized how much it hurt that she hadn't been able to wear that hat and play herself.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  16. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch veterans put 'real' life on hold ...

    Graham Hays

    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.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014