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  1. 4 Things You Might Have Missed This Weekend From The World Of Sof...

    Graham Hays

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. espnW -- Team USA softball legend Jessica Mendoza announces retir...

    Graham Hays

    One of softball's most popular players and perhaps its greatest hitter, Jessica Mendoza has decided to retire at 33 with two small children at home and a broadcast career burgeoning. Graham Hays chronicles a career unlike any other.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  7. NCAA softball -- Five burning questions for 2014 season

    Graham Hays

    Some things we know for certain -- Lauren Chamberlain will dominate, for instance. But in a softball season without a clear favorite team, it's only fitting that we begin by throwing out some questions.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  8. espnW -- What's next for softball after failed Olympic bid?

    Graham Hays

    Striking out for the third time in a bid to bring softball back to the Olympics might mean it's time to move on, but it doesn't mean the sport is dead in the U.S. -- far from it. The challenge lies in keeping stars in the spotlight after college.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  9. espnW -- Young U.S. team loses to Japan in World Cup of Softball

    Graham Hays

    Saturday's 7-4 loss to Japan in the World Cup of Softball was a learning experience for a young American squad that features 12 rookies.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  10. espnW -- USA Softball botches Keilani Ricketts' deal

    Graham Hays

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  11. espnW -- Team USA's Nicole Hudson fueled by hometown pride

    Graham Hays

    The determination Nicole Hudson used to make Team USA was bred in Joplin, Mo., where residents showed amazing resolve after a devastating tornado in 2011.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  12. espnW -- Team USA comes up short in ISF Junior World Championship...

    Graham Hays

    For eight of its nine games, the USA junior national softball team dominated the ISF Junior World Championship, but came up short when it counted, losing to Japan 4-0. All is not lost, though.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  13. espnW -- Team USA on a roll at ISF Junior Women's World Champions...

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. has rolled through six opponents by a score of 59-0 at the ISF Junior World Championship, but a showdown with archrival Japan likely looms.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  14. espnW -- Monica Abbott, Kazuki Watanabe speak same language

    Graham Hays

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  15. espnW -- USA Softball struggling to retain players

    Graham Hays

    With softball out of the Olympics, the resulting lack of exposure and funding for the sport has the U.S. national team struggling to retain players.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  16. Softball legend Cat Osterman to retire from game

    Graham Hays

    Cat Osterman has decided to retire after years of college, Olympic and professional softball dominance.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013