Posts Tagged ‘Softball

30
Jun
09

Who Says Girls Can’t Brawl

batfaceDuring a softball game in Colorado Springs last night a brawl broke out that required the police to come and contain the situation. According to the Colorado Springs police department criminal blotter the police were forced to come out to the Four Diamond Sports Complex as up to 30 people, some with baseball bats were fighting.

The brawl, between Cheyenne Mountain and Wasson High School girls’ softball teams, started when one player was hit with a pitch and then charged the mound. That girl was ejected and subsequently one of the coaches started ranting at the ump, who then stopped play.

Then, as players and fans were leaving there was another “physical confrontation” in the parking lot. Among the arrested includes a woman charged with third-degree assault and two juvenile girls being investigated for fighting.

As players and spectators were leaving an argument and “physical confrontation” took place in the parking lot, police said.

Sounds like a fun night!

[Denver Post]

11
May
09

Because Lesbo McMuff Wasn’t Available

1244360Stephen F. Austin University made a hiring last week for their women’s softball team, bringing in new head coach Gay McNutt who spent the last 7 years at Southern Miss.

McNutt’s teams have won five conference championships and finished in the league’s Top 5 on three other occasions, with four NCAA Regional Tournament appearances.

“I’m very pleased to announce Gay McNutt as our new softball coach,” Athletic Director Robert Hill said. “Coach McNutt has already proven she can win in the Southland Conference, and I think she is the person who will turn our softball program into a conference power.”

[SFA Jacks ]

01
May
09

Is There a Word Stronger Than Domination?

fico_wideOh Patrick Schuster got all the initial publicity for his 4 no-hitter streak — despite him being a marginal draft prospect for MLB this year and likely to go to college instead — but his streak is NOTHING compared to the sheer MASTERY of Rachele Fico, a senior softball player for Masuk High School in Connecticut.

For example, on Wednesday she pitched a perfect game, striking out 20 of 21 batters, with the only contact made coming on the second to last out. The perfect game was her 4th CONSECUTIVE perfect game and her 43rd(!!!!!!) no-hitter all-time; alas it was merely her 7th THIS season.

“For four years [the other teams have] been cheering for foul tips,” said Masuk coach Jacqui Sheftz. “To the other teams’ credit, they are coming out here and taking their cuts … but Rachel right now is at the top of her game.”

Then on Thursday, showing the heart of a champion Fico went out and pitched ANOTHER no-hitter, although she lost the perfect game by walking a batter. On the season in 11 games, she has now given up 2 hits and 2 walks. Total. For the season. 4 base runners. Total. Unbelievable. Her season ERA is .006. For her high school career Fico has gone a robust 90-2. I can’t stop making declarative sentences.

Of course, Fico actually says she prefers HITTING over pitching, like on Wednesday when in addition to her on the mound mastery, she threw in a 4-4 performance at the plate, including a home run and a double. Not too shabby. Rachel will toe the slab next year for LSU, currently ranked the 22nd best team in the country. Methinks Fico might have something to do with seeing that ranking rise a bit…

[Online Sports Guys]

30
Apr
09

That Seems Like a Lot of Strikeouts

2161241668_dee7dbcf68Samantha Albanese is a high school softball player for Castilleja High School, an all-girls school in Palo Alto, California, she also has some crazy good pitching skills.

During Monday’s game, her team eventually won 3-2 over Sequoia-Redwood City in 14 innings, along the way, Albanese struck out 37(!!!!!) opposing batters and threw a complete game. Pretty damn impressive. As if striking out that many batters isn’t awesome enough, there was an extra burden on Albanese; the international tiebreaker rule — which starts each inning with a base runner on second beginning in the 10th — was incorporated starting in the 8th inning.

“I had no idea she had that many strikeouts,” said Sequoia coach Scott Reynick when informed of the news. “I thought we battled well and made her work. We had some opportunities to get some runs across. She’s just a great pitcher.”

To prove she isn’t JUST a dominant pitcher, Albanese added in three of Castilleja’s five total hits in the game, including an RBI but she humbly takes it all in stride.

“It was as much stress mentally as it was physically,” Albanese said. “It’s hard to stay mentally strong. I’ve never pitched 14 innings before. Sequoia is a solid team. They are real good on defense.”

The Castilleja Gators are now 11-0 on the season and Albanese has 193 strikeouts in those 11 games, fanning an average of 17.6 batters per game.

Wow. That is AWESOMELY dominant. Take that Stephen Strasburtg

[The Mercury News]

13
Aug
08

Chalk Up Another Fine Presidential Moment

Continuing his tour of the US Olympic athletes, here is Cheerleader-in-Chief Bush visiting with the softball team since, like most men, he LOVES Jenny Finch. Laura Berg, the team’s resident prankster was the one who got the chalk handprint on his back. I’m just disgusted that she wanted to touch him, look at that shirt, he has totally sweat through that entire thing and you want to put your hand on a 60 year old’s sweat? Gross. Oh yeah, and now the leader of the free world looks like the nerdy kid in gym class. Look at us world, we’re a city on a hill!

[Sports by Brooks]




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