Latest Softball News

USA softball coach: '20 team resembles '04 Olympic champs

Oct. 8, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ken Eriksen has flashbacks when he looks at the U.S. Olympic softball roster. Eriksen was an assistant coach in 2004 when the United States won gold in Athens. Now the head coach, he sees a similar talent level, demeanor and focus in the squad that will head to the 2020 Olympics in...

Priceless: Behind Price, US wins 1st world gold in hammer

Sep. 28, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The very first time DeAnna Price tried to throw the hammer, it smacked her in the head. She figured that's the end of that. Good thing she kept on trying. The former softball standout, who used track and field only to stay in shape, put America on the board in the quirky little world of...

Group backs Nebraska softball players who criticized coach

Aug. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit group that advocates for athletes is expressing concern about the reinstatement of Nebraska's softball coach, who had been placed on administrative leave after complaints from players. The College Athlete Advocacy Initiative on Friday issued a statement supporting players...

Nebraska announces softball coach Rhonda Revelle to return

Aug. 25, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Rhonda Revelle is back as Nebraska softball coach after going on paid administrative leave in July. Athletic director Bill Moos announced Revelle's return Sunday night. He had placed Revelle on leave while school officials looked into concerns raised by players. The nature of the...

Little League World Series gets bigger by 4 teams

Aug. 24, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

The Little League World Series is getting bigger. And a team from Cuba will be making the trip to the tournament no later than 2022 under an expanded format announced Saturday. The expansion is set for 2021, bringing the number of teams at the Little League Baseball World Series from 16 to 20. Also, two teams...

Put me in, coach: Youth baseball participation on the rise

Aug. 23, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but for them, nothing compares to baseball. "They always came...