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Ole Miss Stuns No. 3 Oregon 1-0 In Puerto Vallarta Finale

By Maren Angus Publisher  Playing deep into the Mexican night, Ole Miss and Oregon showed a standing-room only Nancy Almaraz Stadium in Puerto Vallarta, why they are both ranked Top 15 in the nation. With international tie breaker rules in affect because of the tournament-style play and scoreless tie, Ole Miss had Paige McKinney on second base with one-out in [...]

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Ole Miss Heats Up In Puerto Vallarta

By Maren Angus Publisher Photos courtesy Josh McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics The weather was beautiful and the games were competitive on the first day of Session 2 of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge. Ole Miss bats heat up Despite losing lead off hitter Elantra Cox to an undisclosed injury, Kylan Becker stepped into the lead off spot and delivered for [...]

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

BTP’s Angus To Join Broadcast Team In Puerto Vallarta

For Immediate Release: Behind the Plate Softball publisher Maren Angus is joining the media team at Triple Crown Sports on Feb. 15-17 for coverage of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Puerto Vallarata, Jalisco, Mexico. Programs playing this weekend include No. 3 Oregon, No. 15 Ole Miss, Houston, Texas and Rutgers. Three games will be played on Thursday and Friday [...]

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Day Three: 6 HRs Power Wildcats At The Kajikawa Classic

By Maren Angus Publisher Day three in Arizona included more home runs, close calls and extra innings that took games from Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Arizona hits six home runs After losing its first game of the season, the Arizona Wildcats arrived at the ballpark focused on the task at hand. They swept both games with a [...]

February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Oregon’s DJ Sanders Off To Career-Best Start

By Maren Angus Publisher DJ Sanders stepped to plate in the bottom of the fifth inning against Cal State University Northridge on Friday afternoon and patiently awaited the pitch. DJ SANDERSPhoto courtesy Oregon Ducks softball Last year’s NCAA Division I leader in home runs (29) and runs batted in (89) had yet to hit one out in 2018.  [...]

February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Oklahoma, Mizzou open 2018 season in Arizona

Oregon continues to roll on day two of Kajikawa Classic By Maren Angus Publisher Games started at 9 a.m. in Tempe, Ariz. for day two of the Kajikawa Classic. They didn’t end until 11 p.m. but it was time well spent and full of action. Oklahoma opens GCU Kickoff Classic with pair of wins Oklahoma came from behind in a [...]

February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Recap: 2018 NCAA Opening Day

By Maren Angus Publisher Day one is in the books for Arizona State’s annual Kajikawa Classic. Here are some highlights from Thursday’s action. Tennessee wins first two games Tennessee downed Boise State 8-1 Thursday afternoon. Meghan Gregg was 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs to pace the Lady Vols offense. Matty Moss pitched a complete game to [...]

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Dodgers, Dodger Stadium Hosted Youth Softball Camp

By Maren Angus Publisher Dodger Stadium, the third-oldest Major League Ballpark in America, normally houses baseball but for two days in January it was home for softball. “Last year we had about two girls sign up for the Dodgers’ Youth Camp Series,” said Shawna Wright, President of Softball University.  “They care what boys think so they weren’t giving it everything, [...]

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

USA Softball Junior Men’s National Training Team Announced

From Staff Reports Twenty athletes were selected to represent the United State as a member of the 2018 USA Softball Junior Men’s National Training Team on Friday, Jan. 5. “I’m excited about the passion and desire these you men have,” said Head Coach Ty McKinney. “Following training camp, we will have a few more opportunittes to get together and work [...]

January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

USA Softball 2018 Women’s National Team’s Set

By Maren Angus Publisher USA Softball announced the rosters for the 2018 Women’s National Teams on Saturday morning. Seventeen athletes have been named to the World Baseball Softball Confederation World Championship roster, while an additional 17 were named to the Japan All-Star Series roster and will also compete as a second National Team at the World Cup of Softball. “This [...]

January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Irish Eyes Are Smiling On Women’s Softball

By Maren Angus Publisher Three years into existence, Softball Ireland jumped up 11 spots in the WBSC World Rankings in December. Team Ireland is the fifth-highest ranked European team behind the Netherlands (8), Italy (9), Czech Republic (10) and Great Britain (14). “Considering we only introduced the Olympic variation of fastpitch to Ireland in 2014, we are delighted and [...]

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 USA Women’s National Team Selection Camp Invitees Announced

By Maren Angus Publisher USA Softball announced its list of athletes invited to the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp on October 11, 2017.  A total of 61 athletes were invited and 56 accepted the invitation and will be competing for a roster spot beginning on New Year’s Day. The team will be competing at the World Baseball [...]

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Team Canada Hopefuls Arrive In Florida

By Maren Angus Publisher On Wednesday, 30 Canadian athletes arrived in Fort Myers, Fla., to compete for a spot on the 2018 Canadian National Team roster. The highlight of Team Canada’s summer will be the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship that takes place in Chiba, Japan. Oregon State commit and shortstop, Grace Messmer, is hoping to impress Team Canada [...]

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

5 Things To Watch For In 2018

By Maren Angus Publisher Previously, Behind the Plate discussed the top storylines from 2017 to forget about. Now, it’s time to shift the focus to 2018 and what to watch for. 1. Oklahoma The Oklahoma Sooners return to the field to defend their back-to-back titles on Feb. 9 against Weber State at the Grand Canyon University Kickoff Tournament. The Sooners [...]

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

BTP Partners With Softball Bingo

By Maren Angus Publisher Behind the Plate Softball is excited to announced that it has teamed up with Tori Fite of Louisiana College as the exclusive home of Softball Bingo for the 2018 season. The first board features the upcoming National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention in Las Vegas and can be found on btpsoftball.com and BTP social media platforms. Softball [...]

December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Peru Junior, National Teams Benefit From Sponsor’s Donations

By Maren Angus Publisher Picture this. A hotel conference room in Clearwater, Florida, with stacks of shorts, shirts, socks, softball pants, softball jerseys, hoodies, sweat pants and three-quarter zips. Now, a group of girls walk in. Some are from the United States, but most of them are from Peru. They all have their eyes closed and are holding onto [...]

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments