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Club Team Profile: California Cruisers-Caouette 16U… Championship Past, Bright Future Ahead

In our Throwback Thursday last week, we published my first big softball article that got some national traction, the list I compiled based on club coaches’ feedback of who at that time (2006) were the Top 10 Softball Clubs in the US. One of those ranked very highly, like No. 2, was the California Cruisers …

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Starting One Week From Today: 2020 Extra Elite 100 Player Rankings & Extra Elite Eighty 18U Club Rankings!

One week from today it’s a club player and team rankings bonanza as Extra Inning Softball kicks off our final 2020 Extra Elite 100 player rankings as well as the Extra Elite Eighty 18U club ratings. Coaches: please have information sent to us no later than this Wednesday, Oct. 16 at midnight EST. ***** 2020 …

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USA Softball: Two More Wins for Team USA Over the Weekend at Pan American U-17 Fastpitch Championship

U-17 Women’s National Team Continues win streak at Pan American Championship after racking up 10 hits in 8-1 victory over Mexico Continuing their win streak at the U-17 Women’s Pan American Championship, the USA Softball U-17 Women’s National Team (WNT) earned an 8-1 win over Mexico at Edgardo Schemel Stadium on Sunday to remain perfect …

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Breaking News: PGF Shootout Championship Roundup & Results

Oklahoma-bound Nicole May tossed a three-hit shutout with three walks and four strikeouts to outduel Arizona-bound Devyn Netz, leading OC Batbusters-Stith to a 1-0 victory over So Cal Athletics-Richardson in the 18U championship game of the PGF Shootout on Sunday at Fountain Valley Sportspark in Orange County, California. Netz also threw a three-hitter with two …

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Extra Star Power: ASU-Bound Kylee Magee Sews Victories for Corona Angels

Kylee Magee could end up on “Project Runway” with her amateur seamstress skills one day, but for now she will settle for mowing down opposing batters with her wicked riseball on the softball diamond. The Arizona State-committed 2022 right-hander helped Marty Tyson’s Corona Angels win the PGF 14U Premier national title in 2018 and she …

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2020 Extra Elite 100 Player Spotlight: Maddie Penta, One of the Nation’s Top Pitchers

A week from Monday–on October 21, 2019–we will begin the final edition of the 2020 Extra Elite 100. One player who is expected to be high in the rankings is pitcher Maddie Penta, who plays for the PA Chaos club team and had an outstanding year both in high school and on the travel ball …

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USA Softball: U-17 Women’s National Team Opens Up Pan American Championship with 13-0 Shutout of Peru

Opening up the 2019 U-17 Women’s Softball Pan American Championship at Edgardo Schemel Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia was the United States and Peru. The U-17 Women’s National Team (WNT) defeated Peru 13-0 (four innings) on Friday as Caitlynn Neal (Dewey, Ariz.) and Dani Drogemuller (Frankfort, Ill.) combined to throw a shutout. Drogemuller closed out the …

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Event Preview: The Select 30 National Training Camp Set for Dec. 27-30, 2019  

The prestigious Select 30 program returns for the 2019-2020 edition and kicks off the new year with the Select 30 National Training Camp scheduled for December 27-30, 2019 at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida. Extra Inning Softball has announced a partnership with the Select 30 program and will be covering and promoting …

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U-17 Women’s Pan American Championship Starts Today with Team USA Battling in 10-Country Field

The U-17 Women’s Pan American Championship begins today in Barranquilla, Colombia and will run through Saturday, October 19 with a total of 33 games to be played. The 10 participating countries will battle it out to qualify for the 2020 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup. Here is the schedule for …

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Throwback Thursday: My First Article That Blew Up (Good & Bad!)… “The Top 10 Softball Clubs in the US (2006)”

  I’m often asked how I got into softball editorially, covering the sport and compiling the national rankings including what has evolved into the Extra Elite 100 player rankings. It started for me in 2006 when I was working for a Torrance, California-based company Student Sports that, to this day, dominates in high school football …

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