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The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIF – The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic will showcase 35 of the top women’s collegiate softball teams in the U.S. from June 21 – 24 at the Big League Dreams Sports in Cathedral City.

Some of the teams participating include: Oklahoma, Florida, BYU, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio State, UCLA and many more.

Games begin today at 10 a.m. with the final game scheduled for 8 p.m. (Visit official website for complete schedule and additional information.) Palm Springs Softball Classic

Big League Dreams Sports
33700 Date Palm Dr.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 324-5600

Previewing the 2012 Women’s College World Series field

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Breaking down the eight squads heading to Oklahoma City
Jerry Trickie, NCAA.com

Alabama | Arizona State | California | LSU | Oklahoma | Oregon | South Florida | Tennessee

School: Alabama Nickname: Crimson Tide City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Conference: Southeastern Record (NCAA selection): 55-7 (SEC champion)
Coach (record): Patrick Murphy (767-197 in 15 years overall, 739-217 in 14 years at UA)
NCAA bids: 14 WCWS bids (titles bold): 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Down the order: You want power? It’s there as the Crimson Tide are among the national leaders in home runs with 93. Speed? Oh yeah, it’s there as Bama has rolled to second place nationally with 137 stolen bases…

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Women carry on the great tradition of fastpitch softball

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012


UCLA Bruin catcher Dani Yudin rips a hit off Missouri Tigers’ pitcher Chelsea Thomas during the 2012 Cathedral City Softball Classic, Feb. 26, at Big League Dreams softball complex in Cathedral City, Calif.
Photo By BOB OTTO
(For more photos of The Classic, visit my link at the bottom of the story.)

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA – Ever wonder what fastpitch softball would be like if the women hadn’t swooped in and saved the sport? What with the dying state of the boys and men’s side, the sport would surely be in a dismal state. If not for our counterparts.

Most certainly Title IX enacted by Congress in 1973 paved the way for women to compete on equal scale with men in athletics. Which of course opened the door to women’s collegiate sports, including softball. No such luck for the men’s side of softball at the collegiate level. And even high school, for that matter.

We can whine about the unfairness of it all: “If we had high school or college men’s fastpitch, our side of the sport would be flourishing as well or better than the females!” shout some diehard men’s fastpitch buffs.

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