Latest Softball News

Athletes Unlimited starts basketball league

Oct. 12, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Cloud watched her wife, Aleshia Ocasio, win the Athletes Unlimited softball title this past summer and now will have a chance to win her own championship in the winter. Cloud will be part of the new Athletes Unlimited basketball league that will...

Michigan Sports Hall inducts Calvin Johnson, Jordyn Wieber

Oct. 01, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson and Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber were inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night. Johnson, known as Megatron, starred at receiver for the Detroit Lions for nine seasons before retiring...

Aleshia Ocasio is Athletes Unlimited softball champion

Sep. 28, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Aleshia Ocasio is the Athletes Unlimited individual softball champion. The pitcher earned 2,096 points following a five weeks of competition against 60 of the world’s best players in games played at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois. ...

Osterman retiring after strong Athletes Unlimited season

Sep. 26, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

Cat Osterman plans to be just as busy in retirement as she was during one of the greatest softball careers of all time. The left-handed American pitcher is closing out a decorated career during which she won an Olympic gold medal and two silvers and last year became the...

Rhode Island focuses vaccination effort on high schoolers

Sep. 15, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee and other state officials urged high school students Wednesday to get a coronavirus vaccine if they want to ensure a normal school year that includes a full range of extracurricular activities including sports. “One key piece of...

Northern State fans revel in successful unveiling of stadium

Sep. 12, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An overflow crowd of nearly 6,000 fans showed up Saturday to help christen Northern State University's new football stadium, an occasion that ended with a Wolves victory. The on-campus sports complex cost more than $40 million, which includes the...

Women's College World Series expanding from 7 days to 9

Sep. 08, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The NCAA’s Division I Competition Oversight Committee has approved expanding the Women’s College World Series from seven days to nine, starting with the 2022 event. The change, announced Wednesday, will eliminate the doubleheader for teams that...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 06, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

Detroit News. Sept. 1, 2021. Editorial: New test scores fail to show full COVID impact Recently released standardized test results highlight the damaging impact of “pandemic learning” on Michigan’s children. Scores are down nearly across the...

League of their own: Softball players are part-owners

Aug. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

Victoria Hayward will be back on the field this weekend as a player — and as an owner. After hitting .300 at the Tokyo Olympics, the Canadian outfielder heads one of four teams that start play Saturday at Athletes Unlimited in Rosemont, Illinois. ...

WCWS star Odicci Alexander to debut with Athletes Unlimited

Aug. 26, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

Odicci Alexander's incredible summer will include her debut in the Athletes Unlimited professional softball league on Saturday. Alexander took the sports world by storm at the Women’s College World Series in June when she pitched upstart James Madison to victories over...