USA JO Cup Narrows Down To Elite Eight

Spartanburg, S.C. – 66 teams faced elimination today as they fight to remain in Spartanburg continued. At the end of Day Four, each competing division was narrowed to eight remaining teams, four of which will enter Day Five undefeated.

In the 14-Under division, scoring came early and often throughout the day as only eight of the 29 teams recorded less than five runs. Fighting their way through the loser’s bracket were the EC Bullets, Lady Lightning Gold, LA Blazers and PA Strikers who all performed with dominance at the plate. In their three elimination games of the day, the Lady Lightning Gold recorded 29 runs, PA Strikers totaled 23 runs, EC Bullets collected 19 runs and LA Blazers scored 12 runs. FL impact, Glory Adkins, Hotshots Platinum, and St. Louis Chaos earned the four winner’s bracket wins and will advance to Day Five with an undefeated record.

In the 16-Under division, the competition was at an all-time high as 10 of the 29 games resulted in wins by a margin of only two or fewer runs. The IN Shockwaves, TN Mojo, Williamsburg Starz and SC Elite recorded wins in the winner’s bracket, advancing them into Day Five undefeated. After losing their first game of the day, the OK Bombers, Tampa Mustangs, and Glory Adkins bounced back in elimination play, extending their time in Spartanburg to another day. Also surviving to compete tomorrow after four straight wins from the loser’s bracket is Turnin2.

The 18-Under division featured another explosive offensive day as 227 runs were scored in the combined 25 games of the day. Scoring 66 of those runs were FL Impact and Scrapyard Fastpitch who each recorded four wins, extending their time at Tyger River Park to another day. Also advancing from the loser’s bracket is Carolina Elite and Gametime Stars. Winner’s bracket wins came from GA Power, Glory Adkins, TN Fury and Rock Gold who will go into Day Five as the four undefeated teams in the 18-Under division.

Elimination play will continue tomorrow, July 25, at 11 a.m. ET as the remaining teams battle for a spot in the Championship. Live stats and coverage will be available all week long at USASoftball.com

Texas Lutheran Still Riding The Wave After First National Championship

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When Wade Wilson took over as Texas Lutheran University’s head softball coach in 2011, he inherited a program that had never won a softball championship. In the previous eight seasons, the Bulldogs’ overall record was 145-167-1, a .465 winning percentage.

FloSports Announces Multiyear Partnership with ECAC

AUSTIN, Texas — October 15, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced a partnership in collaboration with Collegiate Sports Management Group to provide live and on-demand coverage of 120 ECAC Championship Games across the FloSports network and potentially many more. Fans can watch the games annually through 2022.

Rising Star: Oklahoma State-Commit Brianna Evans Is Ready For Prime Time

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It seems no sport is off limits to Bri Evans. At one time or another, the Texas Glory infielder/outfielder has participated in softball, football, basketball, and track. 

How To Nominate Hot 100 Softball Players For The 2020 Class

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The final installment of the 2020 Hot 100 rankings will be released later this month leading up to signing day.

USA Softball Announces U.S. Olympic Softball Team For 2020

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OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s been 4,210 days since the last time a U.S. Olympic Softball Team roster has been named, but the dream to represent the United States on the highest stage became a reality today for 18 athletes*. USA Softball is proud to announce its 15-person roster and three replacement players that will compete next July in the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan where the U.S. will look to reclaim the Gold Medal. USA Softball previously announced Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at South Florida) as Head Coach for the 2020 roster who will guide the team.

Tennessee Mojo Pitcher Emerson Aiken Finds Her Place At Michigan

The first time Emerson Aiken picked up a ball she wanted to prove a point. The boys in the neighborhood didn’t believe she could throw, catch, or hit. Her motivation for excelling in softball revealed at an early age that she was an independent thinker and loved a good challenge. 

FloSports Rebrands, Launches Android App

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You may have noticed something different about FloSoftball this week… 

Ryleigh White Wins PGF & Takes A Trip To Texas

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The summer of 2019 was unforgettable for Ryleigh White and Athletics Mercado. 

29 Players Vie For Spot On The 2020 USA Olympic Softball Team

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Softball Capital of the World® will turn Red, White and Blue as 29 Olympic hopefuls arrived in Oklahoma City for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Softball Team Selection Trials. Held through October 6 on Field 3 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, athletes will vie for a spot on the 15-player roster and three replacement athlete roles on the 2020 Women’s National Team (WNT).

Florida Gators Announce Partnership With Wilson, Demarini, Evoshield

CHICAGO, September 30, 2019 – The perennial powerhouse University of Florida (UF) Baseball and Softball programs have announced an exclusive partnership with the Wilson Sporting Goods family of brands, including Wilson, DeMarini, and EvoShield. Under the partnership, Wilson will supply on-field equipment beginning in 2020, including custom Wilson A2000 and A2K gloves, custom Florida colorway DeMarini bats and custom-molded EvoShield protective and catchers gear, as well as batting gloves, helmets, and other equipment.