Rising Star Larissa Flores Can Do It All
Sep 29, 2022The Swiss Army knife first was used by soldiers in the late 1800s.
Rising Star: Mattie Beliveau Is A Bulldog In The Circle
Sep 22, 2022Illness knows no season. It can strike anytime: on Christmas, a birthday, even before a high school softball playoff game.
Rising Star: Taylor Troutman Plays The Game With A Smile
Sep 15, 2022Occasionally before a practice, Shannon Troutman gathers his Henderson County (Kentucky) High softball team into several groups to square off in a home run contest. It's a fun way to not only get the competitive juices flowing, but to encourage the players to challenge themselves and each other.
Rising Star: Tia Milloy Is Keeping A Softball Family Tradition
Sep 9, 2022September 1 is a day many softball players entering their junior year of high school circle on their calendars long before it arrives.
Rising Star: How Mojo's Ashtyn Danley Learned To Appreciate The Game
Sep 1, 2022Being a parent who coaches their own child can often be a complicated relationship. It isn’t easy to flip a mental switch from Dad to Coach then back to Dad once a game or practice is over.
Rising Star: Patience Finally Pays Off For Cassidy McLellan
Aug 25, 2022The 2020 season was supposed to be a magical year for the Lakewood Ranch (Florida) High softball team. For three straight years, they had come within a game of winning the FHSAA state championship, only to be turned back all three times.
Rising Star: Sierra Daniel Brings Speed, Power & Finesse
Aug 19, 2022Speed can be a powerful weapon in a batting lineup. It also can bail out a baserunner when a mistake is made.
Rising Star: Kylie Brockman Brings Energy, Motivation & Inspiration
Aug 13, 2022If you believe in yourself, you can do anything. If your team believes you can go far, you're more than capable.
Rising Star: Complete-Game Victory From Erin Nuwer Caps PGF 16U Title
Aug 3, 2022As the final out of the 2022 PGF 16U championship game was made, Georgia Impact Caymol pitcher Erin Nuwer already had decided what she would do first when the celebrating began.
Rising Star: Bandits' Audrey Lowry Weathers The Highs & Lows Of Softball
Jul 27, 2022April Lowry will never forget the first time she and her husband James took their daughter Audrey to a hitting lesson. Audrey was about seven, and James was insistent she give it a try.
Rising Star: Virginia Unity's Jayden Heavener Keeps Raising The Bar
Jul 20, 2022Since she began playing travel ball at the 8U level, Virginia Unity 16U pitcher/first baseman Jayden Heavener has seen more of the open road than most adults. The 5-7 15-year-old lefthander plays for Pace High School in Florida, travels around the country playing and practicing with her travel team, and goes to Alabama for pitching and hitting lessons once a week.
Rising Star: Thunderbolts' Larissa Preuitt Set To Roll With The Tide
Jul 15, 2022Larissa Preuitt doesn’t recall how old she was when she attended her first Alabama Crimson Tide softball game. But the Hartselle, Alabama native and outfielder for Birmingham Thunderbolts 18U does remember sitting in the outfield seats at Rhoads Stadium with a group of softball friends and seeing four-time All-American Haylie McCleney hit a home run.
Rising Star: Hotshots Ace Ava Brown Focused On Sendoff For Teammates
Jul 13, 2022As much as Ava Brown loves to win, she hates losing even more.
Rising Star: Aminah Vega Follows Passion, Hopes To Continue Success At Duke
Jun 29, 2022Tony Vega still can recall the day his daughter Aminah came to him and his wife, Issella, begging them to let her play softball. She was 8 years old and already had been watching her older brother Antonio play baseball.
Rising Star: How 2023 Nellian McEnroe-Marinas Faces Her Giants
Nov 10, 2020Conquering a giant can sometimes be compared to a swimmer trying to avoid being pounded by a massive wave. Firecrackers Brashear infielder Nellian McEnroe-Marinas literally learned that lesson growing up in Hawaii.