2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, scores | NCAA.com

The 2019 NCAA Softball Tournament bracket continues Friday, May 24 with Super Regionals. Get the bracket, schedule and scores below.
— Read on www.ncaa.com/news/softball/article/2019-05-24/2019-ncaa-softball-tournament-bracket-schedule-scores-friday-super

Pitchers are throwing faster than ever — and it’s ruining baseball – The Washington Post

William Booth breaks down Theresa May’s resignation and what it means for Brexit. Dave Sheinin fields questions on the velocity of baseball pitches. And Andrea Sachs raises the alarm on travel scams.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/pitchers-are-throwing-faster-than-ever–and-its-ruining-baseball/

Beach reads – Summer reading list 2019 – Washington Post

A look at the novels and nonfiction worthy of your precious suitcase space.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/entertainment/books/summer-books/

Book review of First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas – The Washington Post

Evan Thomas explores the life and career of Sandra Day O’Connor.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-female-supreme-court-justice-who-led-the-way-for-others/2019/03/19/062f7b44-3f9f-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html

At Concord Little League, pastime keeps its passion

On a cool spring afternoon at Grappone Park, a sharp “PING!” pierces the air from the batter’s box as a Concord little leaguer knocks a pitch toward shortstop.He takes off down the 60-foot baseline, kicking up clumps of dirt as he reaches his stride….
— Read on www.concordmonitor.com/

My Turn: Concord youth baseball and softball are not in decline

Nick Stoico’s article “At Concord Little League, pastime keeps its passion” (Monitor front page, May 19), while ostensibly a celebration of youth baseball in Concord, comes off as a depiction of a sport in decline. But his article leaves out some…
— Read on www.concordmonitor.com/

The Recorder – A literary home run

Many writers and performers dream of making their way to Broadway at some point in their careers. Martha Ackmann of Leverett had no such plan. Nevertheless, an adaptation of one of her books, “Curveball” (2010), is about to open in New York.The play,…
— Read on www.recorder.com/

Jill Liddington: Vote 100 2018

Jill Liddington: Vote 100 2018
— Read on www.jliddington.org.uk/vote-100.html

Archer City’s Lindy Reid found success in baseball before emerging in softball

Archer City catcher Lindy Reid found success on a youth baseball team before starring for the Lady Cats on the softball field.
— Read on www.timesrecordnews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/05/22/archer-city-lady-cats-lindy-reid-success-baseball-softball-windthorst-trojanettes-uil-playoffs/3771130002/

Free Play Ball! Minnesota youth baseball clinic coming to Alexandria | Echo Press

Free Play Ball! Minnesota youth baseball clinic coming to Alexandria | Echo Press
— Read on www.echopress.com/sports/4615688-free-play-ball-minnesota-youth-baseball-clinic-coming-alexandria

Morning Briefing: Could there be a sequel to ‘A League of Their Own’? – Los Angeles Times

Will there be a sequel to “A League of Their Own”?
— Read on www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-morning-briefing-geena-davis-20190521-story.html

Diamilette Quiles becomes first-ever woman in Puerto Rico Baseball Federation Double-A league

Diamilette Quiles becomes first-ever woman in Puerto Rico Baseball Federation Double-A league
— Read on aroundtherings.com/site/A__76734/Title__Diamilette-Quiles-becomes-first-ever-woman-in-Puerto-Rico-Baseball-Federation-Double-A-league/292/Articles

LEWIS | Seneca outfielder breaking baseball barriers | Sports | wdrb.com

Junior outfielder Ginger Funk earned a spot on the Redhawks baseball squad in hopes of improving her future in another sport.
— Read on www.wdrb.com/content/tncms/live/

Next Generation Leaders | TIME

Next Generation Leaders | TIME
— Read on time.com/collection/next-generation-leaders/

The Story Behind TIME’s Greta Thunberg Cover | TIME

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, photographed by Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene, is a 2019 TIME Next Generation Leader.
— Read on time.com/collection-post/5588274/greta-thunberg-time-cover-portrait/

‘Now I Am Speaking to the Whole World.’ How Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Got Everyone to Listen | TIME

The 16-year-old from Sweden has become a powerful voice on the climate fight. Here’s how her life has changed since the climate strike.
— Read on time.com/collection-post/5584902/greta-thunberg-next-generation-leaders/

Listen to EFF boss Cindy Cohn and McSweeney’s editor Claire Boyle on digital privacy and “the end of trust” in Podcasts

Listen to EFF boss Cindy Cohn and McSweeney’s editor Claire Boyle on digital privacy and “the end of trust” from Recode Decode with Kara Swisher in Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recode-decode-with-kara-swisher/id1011668648?i=1000427972234

Listen to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on child safety, toxic comments and the Google walkout in Podcasts

Listen to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on child safety, toxic comments and the Google walkout from Recode Decode with Kara Swisher in Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recode-decode-with-kara-swisher/id1011668648?i=1000431505960

Listen to Esther Wojcicki on how she raised the CEOs of YouTube and 23andMe in Podcasts

Listen to Esther Wojcicki on how she raised the CEOs of YouTube and 23andMe from Recode Decode with Kara Swisher in Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recode-decode-with-kara-swisher/id1011668648?i=1000437681289

Feminists – What Were They Thinking?

Feminists:
— Read on www.fwwtt.com/

SMASH

SMASH
— Read on www.smash.org/

All-girls baseball team takes the field in Camillus | WSTM

It is a first-of-its-kind team in this part of New York. Sarah Domin helped start the team and plays on it. “I just have a lot of fun. I have made a lot of friends,” said Sarah Domin. Starting just six weeks ago, the all girls’ baseball team, Upstate New York Boomers, took the field for the first time. Hitting, running the bases and catching to get ready for their inaugural game.
— Read on cnycentral.com/news/local/all-girls-baseball-team-takes-the-field-in-callimus

Female baseball umpire shares experience in gender stereotype | Culture | FocusTaiwan Mobile – CNA English News

Female baseball umpire shares experience in gender stereotype | Culture | FocusTaiwan Mobile – CNA English News
— Read on m.focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201905190005.aspx

A girl can do anything she wants, and that includes baseball | Commentary | Dallas News

I like baseball because you never really know what’s going to happen. You never know whether he or she is going to hit a homerun or strikeout. And…
— Read on www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/05/19/girl-can-anything-wants-includes-baseball

In boys high school baseball, a girl excels | Baseball | phillytrib.com

Janiya Victor has been playing baseball with the boys in the Public League for two years, and for the second consecutive year she is the only girl to receive All-Public
— Read on www.phillytrib.com/content/tncms/live/

UNR graduation: 90-year-old to walk 45 years after earning degree

Dorismae Weber,90, will walk at UNR’s graduation, 45 years after graduating and after a life as a trailblazer including as part of \
— Read on www.rgj.com/story/news/education/2019/05/16/unr-graduation-90-year-old-walk-45-years-after-earning-degree/3681539002/

Local Sports: Stellar future for women’s baseball in Red Deer – Red Deer Advocate

Heidi Northcott was one of the first in Central Alberta to draw attention to women’s baseball.
— Read on www.reddeeradvocate.com/sports/local-sports-stellar-future-for-womens-baseball-in-red-deer/

League of her own: woman in Puerto Rico baseball tournament – The Edwardsville Intelligencer

League of her own: woman in Puerto Rico baseball tournament – The Edwardsville Intelligencer
— Read on www.theintelligencer.com/sports/article/League-of-her-own-woman-in-Puerto-Rico-baseball-13851806.php

Recycleballs.org – Yellow is the New Green

Recycleballs.org – Yellow is the New Green
— Read on www.recycleballs.org/

Eagle Scout’s tennis ball recycling Hornaday project is a smashing success – Bryan on Scouting

This Maryland Eagle Scout loves playing tennis, but he soon realized something about the sport and decided to do something about it.
— Read on blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/05/16/eagle-scouts-tennis-ball-recycling-project-is-a-smashing-success/

PABA forms women’s team | Philstar.com

The Philippines is forming a women’s baseball team for the first time with the squad set to do battle in the second BFA Women’s Baseball Asian Championship in China in November.
— Read on www.philstar.com/sports/2019/05/15/1917935/paba-forms-womens-team

New European Women’s Baseball Championship to be launched this July in Rouen, France

The best women’s baseball team in Europe will qualify for the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup and compete For the Title of World Champion. The next Women’s Baseball World Cup is scheduled for 2020.
— Read on www.wbsc.org/press-release-european-womens-baseball-championship-to-be-launched-this-july-in-rouen-france/

WBSC makes 150 school kids of the Australian Gold Coast familiar with Baseball5 – WBSC

After showcasing Baseball5 during the Gold Coast Sports Festival, WBSC and Baseball Australian introduced school kids to the new urban version of baseball-softball
— Read on www.wbsc.org/baseball5-familiar-150-school-kids-god-coast-australia/

No Softball, No Problem

“Throughout junior high, I was like, what am I gonna do when I get to high school?”
— Read on www.kxxv.com/sports/no-softball-no-problem

H.S. baseball: Love for baseball still fuels Bacon’s Hajdasz – Sports – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT

COLCHESTER – Bacon Academy sophomore Emma Hajdasz has listened to the question and the advice ad nauseam. “Why don’t you play softball? You could be a great player and get a scholarship to college.”For many girls, that’s an attractive option. But not for Hajdasz. She loves to hit, catch and pitch, but not on the softball diamond. She’s a starting second baseman and pitcher for Bacon’s JV baseball team.“I’m playing the sport I love, so
— Read on www.norwichbulletin.com/sports/20190511/hs-baseball-love-for-baseball-still-fuels-bacons-hajdasz

May 18 – All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Tribute Night – Baysox play at home this weekend! | Eye On Annapolis

May 18 – All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Tribute Night

The Baysox will honor the women of baseball during “A League of Their Own” night, a tribute to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Three former players from the AAGPBL will be in attendance.
www.eyeonannapolis.net/2019/05/baysox-play-at-home-this-weekend/

Girls Who Invest

At Girls Who Invest, we focus on education, industry outreach, accessibility and career placement to inspire and support young women to become tomorrow’s leading investors.

Source: Girls Who Invest

Calvet in a ‘league of her own’ | Observer Newspaper Online

Janelle Calvet could be considered a Swiss army knife for the Somerset Keys HS baseball team. The 14-year-old freshman, played shortstop, catcher, even pitched
— Read on observernewspaperonline.com/2019/05/09/calvet-in-a-league-of-her-own/

Marana teen competes in Major League Baseball Trailblazer Series | Sports | tucsonlocalmedia.com

Marana teen competes in Major League Baseball Trailblazer Series
— Read on www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/content/tncms/live/

Dodgers Podcast Second Base Is for All Fans, Not Just Stats Nerds

With their new Dodgers podcast Second Base, Bren Gomez and Diamond Doom are creating female-fronted sports talk that goes beyond the numbers
— Read on www.lamag.com/culturefiles/dodgers-podcast-second-base/

Legends welcome another history maker, this time behind the plate in female umpire Jen Pawol | Lexington Herald Leader

Jen Pawol, one of only a few female umpires to ever work in the minor leagues, comes to Lexington this week to work during the Lexington Legends’ home stand.
— Read on www.kentucky.com/sports/mlb/lexington-legends/article230130919.html

Just Add Purpose

Just Add Purpose
— Read on www.justaddpurpose.org.au/

Diane Crump, the Kentucky Derby’s first female jockey in 1970, ignored insults and boycott threats – The Washington Post

Diane Crump made history at Churchill Downs in 1970.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/05/04/kentucky-derbys-first-female-jockey-ignored-insults-boycott-threats-she-just-wanted-ride/

We’re taking a different approach for the 7th installment of the CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast. Today, Cressey Sports Performance – MA pitching coordinator Christian Wonders and I collaborate to discuss when and how kids should learn to throw breaking balls.

We’re taking a different approach for the 7th installment of the CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast. Today, Cressey Sports Performance – MA pitching coordinator Christian Wonders and I collaborate to discuss when and how kids should learn to throw breaking balls.


iTunes Listeners:
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/elite-baseball-development-podcast/id1457825804


Stitcher Listeners:
 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/elite-baseball-development-podcast


Or, you can listen to the podcast on my website:
 https://ericcressey.com/elite-baseball-development-podcast-kids-and-curveballs


In this discussion, we discuss the research behind breaking balls in young pitchers, and how better technology and research methods have updated misconceptions from the early 2000s. And, just as important, we share strategies coaches and parents can employ to help up-and-coming pitchers learn to throw breaking balls safely and in the right developmental sequences.

https://ericcressey.com/elite-baseball-development-podcast-kids-and-curveballs


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Stop trying to make Caster Semenya fit a narrow idea of womanhood. It’s unscientific and unethical. – The Washington Post

Forcing Semenya to take hormones to lower her naturally occurring testosterone levels is arbitrary, based on bad science and part of a long and ugly tradition of trying to change intersex people.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/03/stop-trying-make-caster-semenya-fit-narrow-idea-womanhood-its-unscientific-unethical/

Three new NCAA D1 recruiting rules in effect

See the new NCAA D1 rules that will affect communication with coaches, official and unofficial visits and more.
— Read on usatodayhss.com/2019/new-ncaa-division-1-recruiting-rules

Q&A: Jen Pawol becomes first female umpire to work Grasshoppers’ games | Sports | greensboro.com

Pawol is in her fourth minor-league season and moved up to the full-season South Atlantic League this year.
— Read on www.greensboro.com/content/tncms/live/

#TheBaseballLife

#TheBaseballLife
— Read on mailchi.mp/e8017ff18f59/thebaseballlife-1135513

Hey girls, ‘Engineering is cool’ | News | thenewsdispatch.com

MICHIGAN CITY – It’s never too early for a child to contemplate their potential career path in adulthood, according to Sherri Silcox, director of the Safe Harbor afterschool program at
— Read on www.thenewsdispatch.com/content/tncms/live/

5 Reasons You Must See Toni Stone This Baseball & Theatre Season | TheaterMania

She was called the female “Jackie Robinson,” but Toni Stone was much more.
— Read on www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/5-reasons-you-must-see-toni-stone_88567.html