Ruthless Rises Above with Elite-Level Training

Ruthless Softball w Crystl Bustos

by Tracy Yoder – Fastpitch Network

Ruthless knows how to rise above any challenges that are thrown their way. While adversity occurs both on and off the field, Ruthless athletes learn to meet the challenge head on.

The Ruthless logo, a Phoenix, demonstrates the organization’s strength and resilience to overcome. The logo predominantly displayed within the Ruthless organization, was created and designed by Crystl Bustos herself, a three-time Olympian, two-time Gold medalist, and Olympic home run record leader.

Ruthless Softball launched in 2013 as a local training facility and a 10U team. Now with nearly 35 teams spanning the nation from California to the Midwest and all the way to the east coast, Ruthless fields teams from 8U to 18U with national teams competing at the 14U, 16U, and 18U levels.
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Editors Note: *National Pro Fastpitch announced the suspension of league operations Aug 1, 2021.

Beverly Bandits’ Elite Players and Competition Propel Them to Victory

Beverly Bandits

by Rachel Pfeiffer-Fastpitch Network

The Beverly Bandits are known for playing winning softball and sending players on to successful college and even professional softball careers. However, like most organizations, the Bandits began small.

In the mid-’90s, Beverly Park needed to start a girls’ softball program. Bill Conroy volunteered to head up the effort, and his teams did well in their first season. When they reached the all-star games, though, they quickly realized they had more to learn.

“We were throwing slingshot, probably around 30 to 35 miles per hour. The first time I saw somebody pitch windmill I asked the umpire if that was legal,” Conroy says with a laugh.

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Perfect Timing by Athlete’s Unlimited

Athletes Unlimited Draft Day

by Maren Angus – Fastpitch Network

When this is published, there will be less than 24 hours until the first game of Athletes Unlimited Softball begins.

In the middle of a pandemic, this new model is the only form that has been able to unite the world’s best.

When Haylie Wagner selected Amanda Chidester with the first pick of the inaugural AU draft, it ushered in a new era of professional softball. The draft ended, after a couple of minor issues, with Sami Fagan drafting Paige Halstead.

Athletes Unlimited Starts Saturday
Athletes Unlimited Starts Saturday on ESPN 2
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