Latest Softball News

Webber, Battier, Billups inducted into Michigan Sports Hall

Sep. 10, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Webber, Shane Battier and Chauncey Billups have been inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. The trio of former basketball players were enshrined Saturday night. Webber and Battier attended Detroit Country Day before going onto Michigan,...

Iowa St. uses long drive to hold off Iowa, 10-7

Sep. 10, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Xavier Hutchinson caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Dekkers in the fourth quarter, completing a 99-yard drive to lead Iowa State past Iowa, 10-7, on Saturday. The 21-play possession that started in the third quarter took 11 minutes, 49 seconds off...

Indiana officials appeal ruling against trans sports law

Sep. 08, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a judge’s order against a state law that prohibits transgender females from competing in girls school sports. The appeal filed this week argues that U.S. District Judge Jane...

Indiana softball coach gets 30 years for molesting girl, 13

Sep. 07, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana softball coach faces a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to molesting a 13-year-old girl who had played on one of his travel teams. A St. Joseph County judge sentenced Michael Feltz to 40 years in prison Friday but suspended 10...

Dejah Mulipola wins Athletes Unlimited softball championship

Aug. 29, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

Dejah Mulipola is the 2022 Athletes Unlimited softball champion. The former University of Arizona star scored 1,782 points to claim the individual title in a 60-player field. The winner was determined during a 30-game season at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois. ...

Little League participation on the rise post-COVID-19

Aug. 25, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Little League International says participation in its baseball and softball leagues was up this season, and team managers are optimistic about another bump next year coming off the first full-scale Little League World Series since the pandemic. After...

Michigan's Hutchins retires as NCAA softball victory leader

Aug. 24, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Carol Hutchins, the NCAA softball victory leader who led Michigan to the 2005 national title, has retired after 38 seasons directing the Wolverines. The school made the announcement Wednesday, saying Bonnie Tholl was promoted to lead the program after she...

Judge: Transgender girl can rejoin school's softball team

Jul. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Public Schools to allow a 10-year-old transgender girl to rejoin her school’s all-girls softball team while a lawsuit continues against a state law that bans transgender females from competing in girls school sports. ...

LA park shooting occurred at softball game meant for peace

Jul. 25, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weekly softball game that for years has served to promote peace between Los Angeles-area gangs was marred by gunfire during the weekend that left two people dead and six wounded. More than 500 people were in Peck Park in the city’s San Pedro...

Manfred says MLB not able to allow Cuban defectors at WBC

Jul. 19, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball says it is unable to let former and current major leaguers who defected from Cuba play for their nation in the World Baseball Classic. The Association of Cuban Professional Baseball Players was formed with the goal of gaining entry to the...