LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has earned the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award.
Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night in a ceremony at...
UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia has won the Honda Award for softball, a week after leading her team to the NCAA title.
Garcia hit a walk-off homer in the semifinal win over Washington on June 2,...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A dugout and portable outhouses were burned at a softball field in Wasilla.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports the damage occurred Monday afternoon and forced...
Things to know about NCAA super regionals
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Super regionals are the next stop on the NCAA baseball tournament's Road to Omaha.
Four of the best-of-three series are Friday through Sunday, with the other four Saturday...
UCLA tops Oklahoma to win 13th national title
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — UCLA is back on top.
Kinsley Washington's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Bruins past Oklahoma 5-4 on Tuesday night, and UCLA won the...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After rolling past Oklahoma in record fashion, the UCLA Bruins now have to forget about it.
Rachel Garcia hit a two-run homer and gave up one run in five innings, and...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An elite pitching matchup between UCLA's Rachel Garcia and Oklahoma's Giselle "G'' Juarez will play a major role in determining which team wins the Women's College World...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — UCLA coach Kelly Inouye-Perez tried hard not to slight any of the great performances she's seen in three decades with the program.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Florida coach Tim Walton felt Kelly Barnhill deserved better than to have her decorated career end in embarrassment.
Barnhill had been one of the nation's elite pitchers...
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — It's an issue that many parents deal with when it comes to having multiple children play baseball or softball in different age groups at different locations.
Alabama routs Florida to stay alive in WCWS
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kaylee Tow hit a three-run homer in Alabama's six-run first inning and the Crimson Tide routed Florida 15-3 in a Women's College World Series elimination game Saturday...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will face an old rival in a new scenario at the Women's College World Series on Friday night.
Giselle "G'' Juarez threw a complete game to help the Sooners beat...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Minnesota was building momentum in its first Women's College World Series appearance.
UCLA's Aaliyah Jordan crushed it. Her three-run homer in the sixth inning helped...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two years ago, Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NFCA softball poll heading into the NCAA Tournament.
Somehow, the Golden Gophers weren't even a national seed...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Jamie Trachsel took the job as Gophers softball coach, she inherited a No.?1-ranked program that the NCAA had just controversially passed on for playing host to a...
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A former Mitchell softball coach has been sentenced to spend five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl last year.
The darkness rolls in like an invisible fog, draping over every thought, compounding until the internal agony becomes unbearable.
Haley Harrison built a facade to mask its clutches,...
College softball player’s hazing lawsuit settled
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former student-athlete at a Massachusetts college who says she was injured in a hazing incident has settled her lawsuit against the school.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan softball coach Margo Jonker is retiring after 40 seasons and 1,268 victories.
The school announced Jonker's retirement Monday. She's ninth on...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma set a single-season Division I softball record with its 39th consecutive win, defeating Texas Tech 8-0 in six innings Friday in a Big 12 Tournament opener.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's elite softball program has outdone itself this time.
The Sooners, who have won two of the past three national titles, have matched the Division I record for...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A former college softball player fatally shot while driving in eastern Iowa will be memorialized Friday at a funeral Mass in her Kansas hometown.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Things will look much different than in past years at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex when the Women's College World Series begins later this month.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — There's no indication a woman fatally shot while driving over a highway bridge in northeast Iowa was targeted, police said Tuesday as they sought surveillance or trail camera...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A softball pitcher and baseball pitcher from the same New Mexico high school threw a perfect game and no-hitter, respectively, within 90 minutes of each other.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The temperature had just eclipsed 70 degrees as Craig Hettlinger and Adam Foster conversed on the porch of "The Farm," a house that hosts a 60-day program for individuals...
Softball league president denies failing to pay caterer
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of a Connecticut youth softball organization has pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to pay a caterer thousands of dollars he allegedly owed for a league...
Senior slugger: 65-year-old woman hits burglar with bat
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When a Florida woman heard a noise and saw a man trying to break into her car early Sunday, she took matters into her own hands.
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games.
Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers...
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island elementary school teacher and high school softball coach has been charged with possession of child pornography.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ten former Marshall athletes have been chosen for induction into the university's athletic Hall of Fame.
The class that will be honored at a Sept. 13 banquet at the...
Youth softball league president charged with embezzling
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of a Connecticut youth softball organization has been charged with embezzling from the league to pay for utility bills and expenses related to his personal...
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Eastern Michigan University's request to stay a judge's order that it reinstate its women's softball program.
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — A former middle school softball coach in North Carolina has been sentenced to 16 to 29 months in prison for molesting a 14-year-old girl in 2012.
BOWLEGS, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a child was among three people killed in a head-on crash involving a school bus.
A patrol report says the crash occurred just after...
GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan county will spend $50,000 to keep softballs flying off the bats of some of the state's best high school players.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza was hired as a baseball operations adviser for the New York Mets on Tuesday while remaining a broadcaster for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball," part of an increasing...
Softball fields put on hold in Springdale’s new park lineup
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Planning Commission were all business recently, but they approved plans for the city's new playground. They voted 7-0 to accept the plans for Shaw Family Park in the northwest quadrant of the city.
"But there are a few changes to adjust for cost," Mayor Doug Sprouse told residents gathered in the council chambers. "Some of the costs have come in higher than we expected, and we've had to trim."
Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports
Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor.
Judge orders women’s tennis, softball reinstated at EMU
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered Eastern Michigan University to revive softball and women's tennis by fall.
EMU eliminated the sports about a year ago. But some athletes sued under federal law, arguing that the school violated their rights.
Athletes bond after spinal injury
UPTON, Mass. (AP) — It has been almost four years since former Valley Tech softball star Bella Picard fractured her neck diving into second base in the first inning of a game at Fordham during her sophomore season at St. Joseph's University.
"I'm not sick of telling my story," Picard said during a recent interview at her family's home.
Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women's basketball to help with marketing and to boost the city's image, the Journal Record reported.
Missouri to appeal what it calls ‘unjust’ NCAA penalties
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri's football program was finally on the right track.
The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance. He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced he would finish his career with the Tigers, joining arguably their best recruiting class in years.
Then came Thursday's report from the NCAA's infractions committee.
US Sen. Blunt slams NCAA penalties against Mizzou
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is slamming the NCAA for sanctioning Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs after an investigation revealed academic misconduct.
NCAA bans Missouri from postseason after academic misconduct
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NCAA banned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs from the postseason for a year and placed the entire athletic department on probation Thursday after a two-year investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a former tutor.
Former softball coach sentenced to prison
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former youth softball coach in New Hampshire has been sentenced to four years in prison for possessing child pornography.
WMUR-TV reports 29-year-old Trevor Palladino, of Milford, was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to exchanging sexually explicit photos with a 14-year-old former player on his team.
Distinguished Dozen: Bringing people together with softball
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In 2002, Larry Stremikis founded a senior softball organization to promote physical fitness and friendly competition in Charlottesville.
Now, more than 15 years later, Stremikis' vision has blossomed into so much more than athletic competition. His organization, the Charlottesville Retreads, has created a kinship among seniors that extends well beyond the softball diamond.