Hotshots Esparza: Built, Not Bought

Hotshots Esparza BW 2021

by Rachel Pfeiffer – Fastpitch Network

Teams across the country are familiar with the chaos and exhaustion that comes from traveling during the summer, playing in tournaments from coast to coast. However, this past season Hotshots Esparza took the grind to the next level.

“This past summer, I kind of put them through a gauntlet,” Coach Charlie Esparza says. “We set out a dramatic summer schedule that took the parents and players on the road for a 43-day tour all over the country.”

The team played in top tournaments, starting with the Top Gun tournament in Kansas City. From there the Hotshots played in Top Club Nationals in Oklahoma, the IDT in Colorado and the TFL Championships in Texas. After finishing near the top in all of these tournaments, they won a national championship at their next stop, the NFA National Championship in Louisiana. The team took a week off before finishing their season at PGF.

National Fastpitch Challenge Champions 2021
National Fastpitch Challenge Champions 2021
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Torina Building Upon a Successful Culture at LSU

LSU Brings in another Home Run

Kyle Parmley – Fastpitch Network

The message is consistent and it is simple. But Beth Torina delivers it to her LSU softball team prior to each game.

“No matter what happens, I want people to walk out saying that LSU played hard,” the Tigers Head Coach said.

Playing with a constant effort, combined with talent and other intangibles, has helped LSU pile up win after win over Torina’s nine years as the program’s Head Coach.

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