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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. Can any team stop the top seed Cal Golden Bears in the NCAA softb...

    Graham Hays

    Graham Hays answers five burning questions ahead of the NCAA softball tournament.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Washington Huskies' Danielle Lawrie wins softball player of year

    Graham Hays

    Washington's Danielle Lawrie earned the college softball player of the year award on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  12. Tincher ends USA Softball's streak, proves she can beat the best

    Graham Hays

    The 2012 Olympics in London aren't an option for Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher, but after ending USA Softball's 185-game winning streak, Tincher proved she has both the talent and poise to beat the best.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2008
  13. Top teams aren't rolling through early-season competition

    Graham Hays

    The top teams are losing. Arkansas is winning. It's been a topsy-turvy season in college softball and the roller-coaster ride doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon, writes Graham Hays.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2008
  14. Horns' identity will be forged against Sooners

    Graham Hays

    Does Texas have enough offense behind ace Cat Osterman to claim the top spot at the end of the season?

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2006
  15. 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
  16. 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