Latest Softball News

Seton Hall picks Angie Churchill to rebuild softball program

Jun. 21, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Angie Churchill has been chosen to rebuild the Seton Hall softball program. Pirates athletic direction Bryan Felt announced the hiring Monday. Churchill had turned Hartford from a team that won 21 games in the four seasons...

Odicci Alexander signs to play for Athletes Unlimited

Jun. 21, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Odicci Alexander, the energetic pitcher who led James Madison’s storybook run to the Women’s College World Series semifinals, has signed a contract to play professional softball for Athletes Unlimited. ”I’m very excited and will be forever grateful for the...

Careers of father and son converge with the Miami Marlins

Jun. 20, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The back fields of Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex, the spring training home of the Miami Marlins, hold a little extra meaning for Luis Dorante Sr. and Luis Dorante Jr. Dorante Sr., 52, is back at his old stomping grounds as he serves as...

Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

Jun. 19, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Odicci Alexander became an overnight sensation at the Women's College World Series. James Madison's dynamic, endearingly humble pitcher was well known among die-hard softball fans, but she introduced herself to a national audience by throwing a...

Former softball coach dies while serving prison sentence

Jun. 15, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi softball coach who was serving a 12-year prison sentence has died. WTOK-TV reports that Rick Roberson, 68, was taken from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility on Monday to a Rankin County hospital,...

Browns WR Landry says OBJ looks "amazing" after knee surgery

Jun. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s knee looks fine for football. His softball swing needs work. The Browns wide receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, took part Saturday in teammate Jarvis Landy's charity softball event, which drew 7,000...

Browns, Chiefs take budding rivalry onto softball field

Jun. 12, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — A proud Clevelander, Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce showed love to his hometown by wearing an Indians jersey and cap. He wasn't taking any chances. “I’m at home, but it’s still enemy territory,” Kelce said....

Juarez leads Oklahoma past Florida State for fifth title

Jun. 10, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giselle Juarez re-emerged as the star pitcher Oklahoma needed to complement its high-powered offense, and now the Sooners are national champions again. Juarez threw her second consecutive complete game, and Oklahoma beat Florida State 5-1 on...

Sooners top Florida State 6-2, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS

Jun. 09, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jocelyn Alo knew her hit was gone as soon as she made contact. Oklahoma's slugger blasted a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and the Sooners beat Florida State 6-2 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 3 for the Women's College World Series...

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

Jun. 09, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso has had enough. Her Sooners are closing out another dynamic season by playing Florida State in the best-of-three Women's College World Series final this week. But lately, she’s had more on her mind than winning...