Softball

Back to the bases

It was the final play in the third game of the season for the New York University baseball team. Coach Doug Kimbler saw the pitch, the pop-up, the ball landing in his shortstop’s mitt. Then, with the game won, Kimbler watched the shortstop roll the ball over the mound before leaving the field, as he would for any other game. Except this wasn’t just any other game. Kimbler knew that ball marked history.

Softball teams allowed to use in-game video next season

Starting next season, softball teams will be able to review video and access information entered into electronic equipment during competition.

Louder than words

Aida Pojoy works the 4 a.m.-to-12:30 p.m. custodial shift at Belmont University, spending much of her time in the athletics department. Belmont senior Kirbie Ferrell’s softball team lifts weights at 7 a.m. three times a week. Inevitably, the two often would spot each other in the hallway that connects the laundry room to the training room and the locker room. One day, Ferrell spoke up.

Florida rides stellar pitching to championship

Florida defeated Michigan 4-1 in the final game of the Women’s College World Series to become only the third team in history to win back-to-back national titles.

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