Author: jmcleod

TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER The aces were out in full force to open the Olympics, with all six softball teams in Tokyo throwing their best pitcher to try to start the Games on the right foot. FINAL SCORES:Japan 8, Australia 1United States 2, Italy 0Canada 4, Mexico 0 Condensed game recaps of all three matchups follow… AUSTRALIA VS. JAPAN For Japan, that meant Yukiko Ueno in the circle. Facing Australia, Ueno struggled in the first inning, taking some extra time to get settled and giving up a hit and three free passes in the opening frame. After four…

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DON’T MISS: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Carl Taylor is no longer the head coach at Drexel, sources informed JWOS on Wednesday. On the Dragons’ official website, the head softball coach is listed as “TBA”. Taylor and assistant coaches Ray and Michelle Hastings are no longer listed on the Drexel athletic staff directory, though they have not yet been removed from the team’s online roster. An article from the Philadelphia Inquirer in early June noted that Taylor and both assistants had been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. The Inquirer noted the school’s characterization of the investigation…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Former Arizona All-American and current Mexican national team pitcher Danielle O’Toole will make her big-screen debut in the film Jackass Forever. O’Toole appeared in the 2 minute, 20 second film trailer, which appeared online on Tuesday. You’ll have to watch the trailer itself to see O’Toole’s cameo, but suffice it to say that she shows off her pitching skills. In addition to O’Toole, other sports stars appearing in the trailer or mentioned in the film’s online credits include Shaquille O’Neal and Tony Hawk. Originally a reality-comedy TV show, the Jackass brand expanded following the…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER The Tokyo Olympics have finally arrived. Softball leads off the Olympic slate and six countries will face off across a week full of games, putting out their best efforts in order to reach the medal stand at the end of the tournament. With Olympic softball now just hours away, here are six bold predictions for softball’s return to the Games. 1. A North American team that is not the United States will play for the Gold medal. Canada has never medaled in the Olympic Games; Mexico has never set foot on the Olympic softball…

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The Florida Gulf Coast League has enjoyed marked success once-again during their second summer season, and the campaign will end with the league championship series that is set to take place later today, July 20th. Both the Siesta Key Phinz and the Sarasota Circus, the two teams that will play for the FGCL title, are in their debut seasons as league franchises. All ten teams reached the double-elimination playoff bracket, and the field has whittled itself down to the final two teams left standing. Having already lost once in the bracket, the Circus will have to win twice on Tuesday…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER The countdown is now down to just hours before softball officially returns to the Olympic stage. Host nation Japan and Australia will participate in the opening game that will air on Tuesday evening in North America. Mexico is making their Olympic softball debut; Italy, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the United States round out the Olympic field. Each of those five nations are experienced in the Olympic softball arena. For ease of reference, Tokyo time is 13 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone in the United States and 16 hours ahead of the Pacific…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Athletes Unlimited has announced the signing of a trio of players, all of whom participated in the organization’s open tryouts in June. Former Ohio State standout Lilli Piper, who participated in the league’s inaugural season last summer but had not been re-signed for season two, impressed league evaluators and has now gained a contract for the upcoming year. Newly-graduated Illinois-Chicago infielder Kayla Wedl and ex-Drake pitcher Nicole Newman will make their professional debuts as they round out the list of signees following the tryout. Wedl played her super-senior season at UIC this spring, earning…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Rising senior outfielder Lexi Wagner has announced plans to transfer to Charlotte. “I’m excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at UNCC!! Can’t wait to get started!!! #goniners,” Wagner wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. Wagner spent the first three seasons of her career as an Oregon Duck, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining at her new destination thanks to the NCAA’s extended eligibility waiver granted following the cancellation of the 2020 season. During her time at Oregon, Wagner served in a unique role. An…

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Mike Larrabee has been named the new head coach at Florida International (FIU). The school announced Larrabee’s hiring in a press release posted at 9:36 Eastern time on Friday night. “We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Mike Larabee as head coach of our FIU softball program,” FIU athletic director Pete Garcia said in a school statement. “Mike is a proven winner who brings a wealth of knowledge and proven success to FIU. We feel he will be able to take our softball program to championship levels.” Larrabee spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Maryland,…

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