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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. W Wants To Know: Lauren Gibson

    Graham Hays

    In "W Wants to Know," espnW poses five questions to some of our favorite athletes. This week, U.S. softball star second baseman Lauren Gibson checks in and shares some of her secrets. What do you need to consider your day complete? Dr. Pepper. It...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  5. 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
  6. espnW -- Japan holds off U.S. for gold at ISF World Championship

    Graham Hays

    With the status of international softball still in limbo, Japan took down the United States 2-1 in 10 innings in a gold-medal thriller at the ISF World Championship on Sunday that broke a streak of seven consecutive titles for the Americans.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  7. espnW -- Team USA tops Japan, goes for softball gold

    Graham Hays

    Lauren Gibson provided key hits early and late against Japan ace Yukiko Ueno, putting the United States in position to win its eighth consecutive world championship.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2012
  8. espnW -- 'Small ball' carries Team USA against host Canada in Wor...

    Graham Hays

    Team USA scored 78 runs, 32 more than any other team, and hit 17 home runs in seven pool play games. But facing pitcher Danielle Lawrie and the host Canadians in the medal round was a different story.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  9. USA Softball program 'work in progress' heading into Pan Ams

    Graham Hays

    USA Softball's roster is full of new faces heading into the Pan Am Games, but the same questions still surround the sport on the international stage.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. NCAA women's softball power rankings -- Tulsa Golden Hurricanes d...

    Graham Hays

    International competitions might await Tulsa's Aimee Creger and Jill Barrett this year, but first they're after a prize that's only 100 miles down the road -- an NCAA championship.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  14. espnW -- Japan tops U.S. for World Cup of Softball title

    Graham Hays

    No longer considered an upset, Japan now has beaten Team USA in three consecutive tournament finals.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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