Oklahoma Sooners

2020 Class Rankings

We rank the top recruiting classes in the Country for the 2020 Class.

Will you see the same old names at the top?
Probably.

Will you see a few surprise teams come in with strong 2020 classes?
Definitely!

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LSU Brings in another Home Run

Torina Building Upon a Successful Culture at LSU

Beth Torina’s LSU Softball Tigers have had two 50-win seasons, five 40-win seasons, and four trips to the Women’s College World Series in less than 10 years.
Most people think of the football program when they think of the LSU Tigers, is LSU becoming a Softball School?

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Men winding up in the circle

Relating Experiences Across Gender Lines

What if I told you men played Fastpitch Softball? In the 60s and 70s Men’s Fastpitch was a big sport in the United States. While not as big after that period, men still play Fastpitch Softball in pockets around the country. Today there is a small fraternity of former men’s players involved in the women’s game as coaches. Mike White, Head Coach at Texas, Travis Wilson, Assistant Coach at Florida State, and Pete D’Amor, Head Coach at Virginia Tech are just a few.
Fastpitch Network sits down with a few of these coaches to understand their background better and to find out how it has helped them in their coaching
careers.

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2021 Player Rankings

Class of 2021 Player Rankings

Fastpitch Network polled over 70 Division I Coaches and over 100 Club Coaches from coast to coast to rank the top fastpitch players in the country for the 2021 Class.

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Class of 2021 Position Rankings

Fastpitch Network breaks down the top 2021 players in the country by position.

Who is the #1 Pitcher for the 2021 Class? Who is the Jack-of-all-Trades in the 2021 Class and sits atop the Utility Player Rankings?

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Brinkley Kita

Kita’s Stock Rising as 2022 Prospect

One of the fastest rising recruits in the 2022 Class is Brinkley Kita of the Illinois Chill. Brinkley is a star pitcher with a wicked change up and above average velocity.

We catch up with this rising star to see how she has improved since the fall, how she has stayed sharp with school play cancelled, and her plans/goals for this upcoming summer.

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Kenny Gajewski Coaches Fielding Practice

Gajewski Takes Winding Path to Success

Kenny Gajewski has built the Oklahoma State softball program into a big-time program in just
four short years.
Coach Gajewski has led the Cowgirls to the NCAA Tournament in all four years at the helm and also a trip to the Women’s College World Series in 2019.
What is Coach Gajewski’s secret?

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2022 Player Rankings

Class of 2022 Player Rankings

Fastpitch Network ranks the top fastpitch players in the country for the 2022 Class.
FPN polled over 70 Division I Coaches and over 100 Club Coaches from coast to coast.

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2022 Position Rankings

Class of 2022 Position Rankings

Fastpitch Network breaks down the top 2022 players in the country by position.

Who is the #1 Pitcher for the 2022 Class? Who is the Jack-of-all-Trades in the 2021 Class and sits atop the Utility Player Rankings?

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Florida State Seminoles

Attention to Details Allows FSU to Win Big

The Florida State softball program has experienced a great deal of success in the past few years,
including a National championship in 2018. The
Seminoles appear to poised to continue that run for years to come.

Fastpitch Network speaks with the Seminole staff to get their thoughts on their recent run and what they expect moving forward

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Hotshots Premier - Nelson

Hotshots Premier – Nelson Primed for Big Summer

Nathan Nelson is widely regarded as one of the best softball coaches in the country. He has won National Championships with past Hotshots teams and his
current team looks to be poised to make another run at a PGF National Championship.

Fastpitch Network sits down with Coach Nelson to get a breakdown of his current team and roster.

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