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Gophers edge Michigan in 10 innings for Big Ten softball title

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

By STAFF, NEWS SERVICES / MAY 15, 2016 — 12:38AM

State College, Pa. – Sydney Fabian reached base in the 10th inning on an error and later scored on another miscue as the Gophers beat Michigan 4-3 on Saturday night in 10 innings in the championship game of the Big Ten softball tournament.

Danielle Parlich hit a hard grounder to shortstop on the game-winning play, and the ball bounced away, allowing Fabian to score from second with a slide when the throw home was off target.

“When you put the ball in play, good things happen,” Gophers coach Jessica Allister said. “It was just gritty, gritty, getting tough in the [batter’s] box.”

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Five fastpitch pitching coaches? That’s overload

Friday, February 10th, 2012

YUCAIPA, CA – Every so often a fastpitch softball coach or parent will ask me “can you take a look at my pitcher and see what you think.”

That request always sends up red, warning flags. It has me suspecting that the coach or parent thinks there’s something wrong with their star pupil, and I can somehow work a miracle in one session.


Ty Stofflet, considered by many as greatest left-hander of all time.

Now, I’ve been around fastpitch softball since 1963; 34 years as a pitcher. My ability was mediocre at best. But I do consider myself a student of the circle. I’ve studied, photographed and written about some of the best in the men’s game: Michael White, Peter Meredith, Darren Zack, Ty Stofflet…

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See the finest women’s college fast-pitch softball players in action at Cathedral City Classic

Saturday, February 27th, 2010


Photos By BOB OTTO
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CATHEDRAL CITY, CA – Many of the premiere women’s college softball teams in the nation gathered at Cathedral City’s Big League Dreams complex for the annual “Cathedral City Classic” hosted by the Oregon State Beavers.

See teams such as Texas, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Oregon, Utah, BYU, and Fordham in action by visiting my photo gallery.
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