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Softball: Utah to aim for consistency, team communication

Shortstop Kelsi Hoopiiaina in a game on April 5, 2012, against UCLA. Hoopiiaina and the Utes have six non-conference losses — which matches their total for all of last year. File Photo Madeline Smith / The Daily Utah Chronicle The start of the season hasn’t been as successful as Utah would have hoped. The Utes [...]

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Alabama softball wins first Women’s College World Series

Alabama wasn’t going to let Oklahoma ace Keilani Ricketts get in the way of its first national championship. It wasn’t going to let the rain do so, either.

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U. Alabama-Huntsville softball star diagnosed with cancer

“You’re pregnant.” To many women, these words are followed by a feeling of joy and relief; but what if you’re a 20-year-old college student who has never had sex? To Emily Roach, these words did not strike a feeling of happiness, but rather feelings of fear, panic and confusion.

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Assistant softball coach joins Delaware State U. Hall of Fame

U. North Florida assistant softball coach Janice Savage is joining former Delaware State U. softball player Patty Brown as the first softball players to be inducted into the DSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

“She’s the best pitcher we’ve had in our softball program,” DSU Sports Information Director Dennis Jones said. “She’s responsible for a lot of success in our softball program. She’s very deserving.”

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Hawaii’s Majam slugged through cancer

Rainbow Wahine softball center fielder Kelly Majam was diagnosed with thyroid cancer this past summer following the team’s run in the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

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Taylor given more motivation to excel following solid performance with USA Futures

Wearing a uniform of red, white and blue, Michigan softball pitcher Jordan Taylor pulled up to the Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ready to compete against some of the world’s top players.

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Swinging for the fences: How the Findlay sisters created their own identities at U. Michigan

Being the younger sibling is never easy — especially when your older sibling thrives on setting the bar high. Now imagine how difficult it would be if your older sister had smacked the game-winning three-run home run in the 2005 Women’s College World Series, bringing Michigan softball its first national championship in the program’s history.

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Softball legend to retire

All good things must come to an end sometime, and for Iowa softball coach Gayle Blevins, that time is now.

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U. Florida to host Miami in super regionals

The Gators seem to know when to turn the switch on. They entered NCAA Regionals with three meaningless losses in their last five games. But all that changed last weekend when they dominated their regional and outscored their opponents 32-5 in three games.

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Just like old times for Arizona, UCLA softball

A vintage stage is set in the championship series in the Women’s College World Series. The Arizona Wildcats, winners of eight national NCAA softball titles, and the UCLA Bruins, winners of 10 national titles, will face off in a best-of-three series starting Monday at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

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