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Stunning News: Olympics Says No to Softball in 2024 Paris Games

A long and miserable winter just got longer and colder for those of us in softball hoping to see the sport thrive in the Olympic Games as the organizing committee of the 2024 Paris Olympics announced they would not recommend baseball/softball (looked upon as one sport by the International Olympic Committee) and karate be added. …

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High School: Why the Oakleaf (Fla.) Knights Are the Preseason #2 Team in the Nation… And Have Unfinished Business in 2019

After winning the Florida 8A state championship in 2017, the Oakleaf Knights out of Orange Park, Florida were one inning away from repeating last year. “We finished as State Runner-Up in a gut-wrencher,” explains Head Coach Christina Thompson. “We lost 1-0 in the 7th inning when the ball hit the third base bag and went …

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College: Recapping Day 1 of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Mother Nature made a rare appearance in Cathedral City during the annual Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, cancelling the Thursday evening portion of the 2019 edition of the MNCC. To see the latest schedule for Friday’s games… click HERE Changes to Friday’s schedule are being updated continually and you can find more following the event’s website: …

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Meet 2023 Extra Elite 100 Candidate Char Lorenz of Indiana Magic Gold 14U – Bay

Yesterday Extra Inning Softball announced the timeline for the unveiling of the 2023 Extra Elite 100 and as we get ready to announce who makes the list, we’ll spotlight many candidates who come highly recommended! One of those comes from the Hoosier State and is already getting significant interest. Scott Bay’s Indiana Magic Gold 14U …

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Club Profile: Turnin2 16U Pezzoni/Robeson Looks To Improve On 2018 Success

The Turnin2 program based out of Michigan has had some national success including the 16U team finishing 7th last summer in the USA Softball JO Cup and 18th in the Triple Crown Nationals. Despite losing three standouts who have moved up to the 18U National team—second baseman Leah Munson (2019, Toledo), outfielder AJ Militello (2019, …

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Wrapping Up the Extra Elite Eighty 16U Club Rankings: Teams to Watch (#’s 81-100)

Over the last week or so, we’ve presented the pre-summer Extra Elite Eighty teams for the 16U age division and today we present 20 teams to watch who can break the Extra Elite Eighty by the end of the summer. Teams were selected based on performances and results in events over the last year, including …

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Throwback Thursday: Meghan King’s 2014 Senior Season Foreshadowed Seminole Success

In light of Florida State’s great start (11-0) to the 2019 season and the 5-0 record of pitcher Meghan King, we’re going to do a Throwback Thursday to our post from last summer after FSU won the National Championship. Executive Editor Brentt Eads looks back on his experiences with Meghan King during her pre-college days …

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Breaking News: 2023 Extra Elite 100 Player Rankings to Begin March 11, 2019!

Extra Inning Softball announced today the dates of publication for the list of the top 100 players in the Class of 2023 Extra Elite 100 as part of the next installment in the prestigious Extra Elite 100 series. The list, including player bios and photos, will start Monday, March 11, 2019 and wrap up with …

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34 New Player Additions & Team Changes to the Signing/Verbal Database!

This week we have 34 new updates to our Signing/Verbal Database which has over 3,900 names of players from the 2018 to 2024 classes. Scroll down to see our list below of new updates to our Signing-Verbal database which is the biggest in the softball world! ***** The verbals and club team changes for players …

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College Event Preview: 10 Matchups to Watch at This Weekend’s Mary Nutter Classic

The annual Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic kicks off in Cathedral City, California on Thursday, and with some of the nation’s best teams in attendance, the tournament is sure to deliver some quality matchups throughout the weekend. The event has 31 teams including three “non-college” teams in Team Japan, ScrapYard Fastpitch and the NPF All-Stars to …

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