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.
Alabama hasn't been around long, but it's come close to softball's big prize a few times. Wednesday was its breakthrough as the Crimson Tide won the WCWS title over Oklahoma.
Amsterdam. Beijing. Berkeley. Shortstop Britt Vonk has made the global trek a rousing success in her first season at Cal.
Jessica Merchant was a former All-American and WCWS champion at Michigan. Now the former all-star is bringing generations of experience to Massachusetts.