Extra Inning Softball is excited to announce the hiring of Justin McLeod, who will serve as the site’s new National College Softball Editor.
For the last decade, McLeod has been the publisher of Justin’s World of Softball and steadily grew the site into ultimately becoming the go-to source for breaking news and analysis on college softball.
“When Brentt Eads, Extra Inning Softball’s President & Executive Editor, initially approached me, I put some serious thought into the opportunity,” McLeod said.
“I have known Brentt for several years and we have worked together really well on some projects. My goal has always been for covering college softball to be a long-term, viable career option for myself, and I believe this opportunity will make that goal a reality. I’m excited to continue writing about the game that I love on this new platform for me.”
The Justin’s World of Softball brand will remain visible, including on social media and in a soon-to-debut college-only newsletter that will feature exclusive content and an aggregation of published content (as well as on McLeod’s breaking news reports that will now be published on Extra Inning Softball).
Eads said he has long followed the new editor’s work and couldn’t be more happy to have him on the EIS team.
“What first struck me,” the founder of Extra Inning Softball explained, “was how Justin is so prolific in writing about softball and covers so many topics, which is what we try to do on our site! The other thing I quickly learned is he is very well connected and respected in the sport and will greatly enhance what we strive to do in our editorial coverage: honor the athletes and bring more positive attention to the sport.”
The newest member of the EIS family stresses that he will bring the same approach in teaming up with Eads and the current Extra Inning editorial staff.
“One thing that I want to mention specifically is that the college content that I write and that we publish will not be changing,” McLeod noted. “Now, it will just be on a different platform and alongside a lot of Extra Inning’s great content, as well.”
Existing subscribers to Justin’s World of Softball will be able to access the same exclusive content on Extra Inning Softball; current JWOS subscribers: please email [email protected] to set up an Extra Inning Softball account using your current JWOS subscription.