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.
Veteran midfielder Lori Chalupny was a surprise inclusion on the roster announced by the United States women's national team Friday for a series of games in Brazil this month.