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2022 Extra Elite 100 Candidate Spotlight: Lindsey Long… How Her Softball Journey Helped Her Find Her “Home” In Alabama

As we get ready to release the updated 2022 Extra Elite 100 rankings, we will spotlight some talented freshmen who are ones to watch in their class. One of those is a player we’ve been following for a while and who is really rising fast in the eyes of college scouts. Lindsey Long wrote a …

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Club Primer: 5 Reasons the 14U West Bay Warriors Are One of the West’s Best

We continue our look at the teams who will make the Extra Elite Eighty 14U club rankings launching on Monday and head to San Mateo, California to highlight Ray McDonald’s West Bay Warrior’s team. We’ll admit it: we’ve been high on the Warriors ever since they were one of the first programs we spotlighted shorty …

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USA Softball: Five U.S. Cities to Host U-19 Women’s National Team

Fans in the United States will have the opportunity to catch the 2019 USA Softball U-19 Women’s National Team (WNT) in action in five major cities as the U.S. leg of the 2019 schedule has been announced. Highlighted by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-19 Women’s World Cup and the USA Softball International Cup, the Red, White …

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Club Spotlight: OC Firecrackers – Holcomb/Knight… A First-Year 14U To Watch

As we get ready to rank the Extra Elite Eighty 14U teams starting on Monday, we see that there are many strong first-year 14U teams including Tennessee Mojo – Danley—which won PGF 12U Nationals last summer—as well as Athletics Mercado 2023, OC Batbusters – Campbell, Arizona Storm – Appel, and the team we’re spotlighting today, …

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High School: Kissimmee Klassic 2019… Championship Takes 11 Days Before Oakleaf Crowned For 3rd Year in a Row!

It took a while—11 days to be exact—but the champion of the Kissimmee Klassic’s elite Blue Bracket was decided Wednesday night and for the third year in a row it was the Oakleaf (Orange Park, Florida) High team bringing home the crown as the Lady Knights topped Bartow (Florida) High 6-1. As we detailed in …

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Breaking News: 25 Finalists Announced For the 2019 Schutt Sports / NFCA DI National Freshman of the Year

Twenty-five student-athletes are in the running for the 2019 Schutt Sports / NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year award, announced the Association on Thursday afternoon. The winner will be presented prior to the start of the 2019 NCAA Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. This year’s finalists hail from 23 different universities …

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This Week’s Extra Elite 80 High School Rankings (April 17, 2019)

It wasn’t that bad of a loss for the Norco High softball team last week to league rival Santiago (Corona, Calif.) but when there are teams from both Florida and Texas that could still potentially finish as unbeaten large-class state champions, then the Cougars do have to fall out of the No. 1 ranking they’ve …

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Extra Inning Softball/JWOS College Power Rankings – Week 10: Oklahoma Back In A Familiar Spot

A number of top teams fell in this week’s Extra Inning Softball/JWOS Power Rankings for Week 10 after UCLA and Oklahoma had been firmly entrenched at #1 and #2 for several weeks. The Bruins’ series-opening loss to Oregon and Florida State dropping its conference series to North Carolina were eye-openers… let’s see how our rankings …

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Extra Inning Softball Signing/Verbal Database (April 17, 2019)

We’re closing in on 4,000 names in our database covering colleges and universities ranging from Abilene Christian to Youngstown State! There’s not a ton of new additions right now during the high school season for the majority of the country, but we’re finding players who’ve committed to Div. II, III or NAIA schools as well …

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