“Mighty Are The Women!” – Heather Tarr & The Washington Huskies

Heather Tarr Head Coach Washington Huskies

By Kyle Parmley – Fastpitch Network

Heather Tarr wants to make sure you know where Washington is on a map of the United States.

Heather Tarr Head Coach Washington Huskies
Coach Heather Tarr University of Washington Huskies

Not Washington, D.C., on the East Coast, but Seattle, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle has more than coffee and the Space Needle. It also boasts one of the top college softball programs in the country at the University of Washington.

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Ailana Agbayani: A Model for Player Commitment

Ailana Agbayani OC Batbusters

by Kyle Parmley – Fastpitch Network

Ailana Agbayani’s commitment level to the game of softball is obvious before she ever steps on the field.

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Ailana Agbayani OC Batbusters Mike Stiths 18U Team making a double play

Despite living in Millilani, Hawaii, Agbayani finds herself in the mainland United States nearly every weekend in the summer and fall. The Class of 2022 prospect has been playing in the OC Batbusters program, based in California, for five years.

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Dan Hay Introduces PG Softball

Dan Hay PGF President & CEO

by Maren Angus – Fastpitch Network

Premier Girls Fastpitch and Perfect Game announced a new equal partnership on Monday. The partnership creates a new entity, PG Softball, that will “provide individualization and exposure to athletes.”

Dan Hay, President and CEO of PGF, spoke with Fastpitch Network via phone on Monday afternoon.

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Dan Hay Describes PG Softball
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Texas Bombers: An Impact On and Off the Field

Scott Smith Texas Bombers Program Director

By Kyle Parmley – Fastpitch Network

Scott Smith Texas Bombers Program Director
Scott Smith Texas Bombers Fastpitch Program Director

There are certain things that validate what Scott Smith is doing in his role as a coach and as the National Program Director of the Texas Bombers organization.

When he shows up to a practice in early summer and has nearly a dozen alumni of the organization there to work with the current team, that resonates with him.

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Editors Note:

Learn more about the “4 the heroes foundation” at https://www.4theheroes.org/about

Coach Hutch Showing No Signs of Stopping

Carol Hutchins University of Michigan Softball Program Head Coach

Kyle Parmley- Fastpitch Network

Carol Hutchins University of Michigan Softball Program Head Coach
Carol Hutchins Michigan Wolverines Softball Program Head Coach

Legendary University of Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins considers herself fortunate that the beginning of her tenure in Ann Arbor overlapped with that of immortalized football coach Bo Schembechler.

Schembechler instilled the creed, “Those who stay will become champions” into the fabric of the Michigan football program, which he led from 1969-1989.

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Avery Fantucci Far From Reaching Her Ceiling

Avery Fantucci East Cobb Bullets Schnute Atlanta GA

by Kyle Parmley – Fastpitch Network

Avery Fantucci already draws rave reviews for the kind of player she is.

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Fantucci, a Class of 2022 prospect, East Cobb Bullets – Schnute , Atlanta GA

Fantucci, a Class of 2022 prospect, is a sure-handed middle infielder with a strong arm and the ability to punish opposing pitching in a variety of ways.

But for as good as the 5-foot-9 “gifted athlete” out of Atlanta is, she’s still getting better daily.

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16 U Club Rankings

Hotshots

June 30 2020

Team Rankings are compiled by a formula that is made up of 1/3 College Coach Ballots, 1/3 of player rankings, and 1/3 Club Coach Ballots.

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Firecrackers: Earning Wins On and Off the Field

FIRECRACKERS

Kyle Parmley – Fastpitch Network

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Tony Rico enjoys winning as much as the next person, but it’s simply not his only focus when he wakes up each morning.

As the President of the Firecracker Softball organization, Rico dedicates his days to the fostering of a strong culture, the development of athletes as players and people and making people happy.

And yes, the Firecrackers have done some winning along the way as well, including the 2016 PGF 18U Premier National Championship.

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