Author: jmcleod

Georgia Tech great Jen Yee has been elected to the Yellow Jackets’ Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2021. Yee played for the Yellow Jackets from 2007-2010, with a one-year gap in 2008 to participate in the Beijing Olympics as part of Team Canada. She still holds the Georgia Tech program records for batting average (.425) and runs scored (229), among others. During her career, Yee led the Yellow Jackets to back-to-back ACC regular-season and tournament championships in 2009 and 2010. She was named a First-Team All-American in 2010 and earned ACC Player of the Year honors…

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Harding head coach Phil Berry will retire following the 2021 season, the school announced. Berry informed the team on Monday of his plans to retire at the end of the season; after leaving coaching, Berry and his wife, Debbie, intend to move to Georgia to be close to family. Now in his eighth season leading the Harding program, Berry earned his 250th career win earlier this month. He boasts a record of 253-163 during his tenure with the Lady Bisons, and was responsible for restarting the softball program at Harding. The 2021 season is Harding’s sixth consecutive year with a…

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Arizona has released a health update on super-senior standout Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza. Palomino-Cardoza was injured during the Wildcats’ series opener against Arizona State; while attempting to beat out an infield ground ball, Palomino-Cardoza appeared to step and land awkwardly. She was later helped off the field. On Tuesday, Arizona softball released the following statement via Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArizonaSoftball/status/1384565723138203654 The news is especially noteworthy due to Palomino-Cardoza’s history of leg injuries. She tore her right ACL and missed the 2016 season, then tore her left ACL late in the 2017 season. Following Palomino-Cardoza’s injury, Janelle Meono took over duties in center field for…

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Former Kentucky pitcher Meghan Schorman has elected to transfer to become a Ragin’ Cajun, she announced on social media on Tuesday. “First I just want to say that it is okay to change your mind,” Schorman wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning. “I’m at the point in my life where i’m (sic) constantly changing my mind and that’s okay. I’m excited to announce I will be continuing my academic and softball career at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.” As hinted in her tweet, the decision is an about-face from a previous announcement; on April 8th, Schorman announced that she had…

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The eight pre-determined sites that will host a Division 2 softball regional have been announced. One team from each of Division 2’s eight regions will host a “super-sized” regional; with the elimination of the Super Regional round this year, the champion of each regional will advance to the Softball Championship in Denver at the end of May. The NCAA chose to pre-determined Regional hosting sites due to the health and safety protocols attached to the pandemic, and the necessary time to have proper measures in place ahead of individual rounds of the postseason. A trio of teams in last week’s…

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Throwing a perfect game is a pretty impressive feat. Just ask Fordham’s Devon Miller; she’s becoming an expert in that field. During a series against La Salle in early April, Miller threw back-to-back perfect games in consecutive outings. She is just the second player in Fordham program history to throw multiple perfect games in a career. “Over that last week [before the La Salle series], I had a lot of personal goals for myself,” Miller said after her history-making weekend. “Throughout that week, I was working extra hard and I had a kind-of ‘no limits’ mentality… I wanted to go…

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Who is she? Maddy Lewis, a former infielder for the UC San Diego Tritons. What is she known for? Lewis burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2016, earning all-region and all-conference honors and being selected as a finalist for National Freshman of the Year. She earned All-Academic honors from the conference in each year of her career, and earned a pair of All-CCAA First Team awards as a junior and senior. In 2019, her senior season, she was named the Tritons’ Most Valuable Player and led the conference in defensive assists. Here’s something interesting… Lewis played baseball through much of her…

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The art of the “hitting pitcher” is not as prevalent as it once was. During the days of greats like Lisa Fernandez and Jennie Finch, pitchers often hit for themselves in the batting order and many all-time great hurlers were also sensational offensive threats. In today’s game, some star pitchers don’t pick up a bat for a variety of reasons. Many prefer to avoid the risk of injury, while others are grateful to have some time to relax or game plan while their teams stack up the run support behind them. Even still, though, there are quite a number of…

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Wichita State head coach Kristi Bredbenner recorded her 600th career win on Tuesday night in a victory over Kansas City. While the Shockers’ head coach celebrates her milestone victory, here are Five Fast Facts about her career. 1. She is in her 10th season as Wichita State head coach. Bredbenner took over the Shockers program ahead of the 2012 season and has been at the helm ever since. In 2018, she signed a 5-year contract extension. 2. She has led the Shockers to two Regional appearances. The Shockers reached the NCAA tournament in 2016 and 2018, and played in the…

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NEWS AND NOTES North Carolina State set the program’s single-season record for stolen bases with the 61st swiped bag of the year. Oakland shortstop Jamie Squires set the program’s all-time record for RBIs by driving in the 98th run of her career. South Carolina’s Mackenzie Boesel tied the Gamecocks’ program record for career home runs. Indiana’s Gabbi Jenkins broke the Hoosier program record for career stolen bases with the 91st swiped bag of her career. Villanova’s Paige Rauch set the program’s career home run record with the 35th longball of her tenure with the Wildcats. Henderson State’s Kailey Reese set…

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