Scandal at Little League Softball World Series

By Larry Brown Little League International officials had to intervene after allegations arose that a team threw one of its games at the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore. on Monday. South Snohomish Little League of Sonohomish, Wash. is accused of throwing its game against Southeast representative Rowan Little League of Salisbury, N.C. A great case can be made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Softball catcher levels opponents with dirty elbows

By Larry Brown A high school softball player from Texas is going viral for the dirty moves she committed during a state championship game last weekend. Hargrave (Huffman, Texas) High School’s softball team defeated Needville 6-4 in the Texas state 4A championship game on Saturday. Needville junior catcher Megan Crosby was in a foul mood when Hargrave started scoring runs, and...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitcher throws perfect game with 23 strikeouts, still loses

By Larry Brown. In case you thought that a pitcher couldn’t lose while tossing a perfect game, we’re here to tell you that that is not the case. We have what happened to a high school softball pitcher Saturday as evidence to the contrary. Rachel Garcia, a senior pitcher from Highland High School (Palmdale, Calif.) and UCLA commit, pitched a perfect game in the finals of the Thousand...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Opponents assist injured player around bases

On Sunday, the women’s World Cup of Softball was going on with a match up between the US and Puerto Rico.  Team USA’s Amber Freeman hit two home runs during USA’s 10-3 win and on the second home run, she twisted her ankle running around 1st base.  Puerto Rico’s shortstop, Galis Lozada and third baseman, Dayanira Diaz, decided to help Freeman round the bases so that she could score...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

must knows for living in Japan

Hi Yard,9   thought I would entertain you a bit with my personal list:   10 things you ought to know about Japan 1. The toilet seats are heated 2. The water spout above the toilet is safe... to wash your hands, only.  3. Always, always know who is older than you in any procession 4. Kawie and kwie don't mean the same thing. The first is cute, the second is SCARY. 5. Hospitable...
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April 05, 2010  |  Discuss

Who says softball isn't played all over the world??

At the Pan American Games that USA is currently playing in there is 20 different countries alone! and that includes North and South America only! So, who said softball isn't played everywhere or even thinks it--needs to check out there info Including: Venezuela, Canada, Brasil, Eucador, Panama, Netherland Antiles, Argentina, Virgin Islands, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic...
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August 01, 2009  |  1 Comment

World Cup

Hey Ya'll Okay, the World Cup is over and what an event we had. Great support at all the games even when it was sticky hot! We played Australia in the final. I got my first big game start, 5inn and then Cat came in to close it out. Jennie Finch, Natasha Watley, LaurenLappin, Alissa Haber, and Ashley Hansen were all on FIRE at the plate. It was exciting to watch the speed of all...
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July 22, 2009  |  8 Comments

Canada Cup

Hi People!!! We are now going through the second round of pool play at the Canada Cup. It has been as exciting as ever to watch USA. The one thing this team is, IS FAST. It makes me want to act out my secret dreams of being a SLAPPER. (I have a feeling though that the pitching coach wouldn't like that, hey I can dream can't I?!)  We've played Canada, Australia, and Venezuela...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
July 08, 2009  |  1 Comment

Faster than Fast!

Hey Yard! Well I just got done with training camp for this summers National Team. We have a lot of new faces--a new head coach in Jay Miller, new players that will be exciting to watch. We have way more speed which I wasn't sure was possible since we already had Caitlin Lowe and Natasha Watley, but we have even more speed. It will be fun to watch and exciting to see them run!...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
July 02, 2009  |  1 Comment

College World Series

Hey YARD!!! Alright--what's up? How's it going?  Team Toyota has a 5-1 record. We have 4 more games before the first half of the season is over. The one loss... well we just plain weren't ready to go, didn't have it. But, it was definitely a wake up call, especially since our team is relatively young in age and experience. The fours games left will definitelye be good games...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
May 18, 2009  |  7 Comments

5 things since last time

5.  Figured out all my Japanese teammates have some sort of "ocashi" (crazy) in them 4.  Camp Zama- (Tokyo)-  Tasha and I went and visited the Army base Camp Zama and put on a softball demonstration and did some teaching for their softball team, as they get ready for the season  3. Won our Opening Game vs Shokki (3-1) in the Seibu Dome (Baseball Dome) 2. Rode the Bullet...
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April 22, 2009  |  7 Comments

Japan-TMC Softball

Hey Yard!! How's it going!! Alright--so official league games start this weekend. We start off playing Shokki in the Seibu dome (near Tokyo), this Saturday. That means, I've got a week of good practice and some final touches to get in.  We played our last pre-season tournament hosted by my team the Toyota Cup. We played well but we know we have a lot of work to do. We didn...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
April 06, 2009  |  2 Comments

TMC Team

At the Opening Party
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
March 23, 2009  |  2 Comments

Japan-TMC Softball

Hey YARD!   So I've officially been in Japan for one week now. What a different culture! I'm starting to get used to it. The food is definitely different, but I have found some things that I like. We had a team welcome party, met the heads of Toyota Motor Corporation, and sports directors and what not. We ate shaybu-shaybu (sp?) --which is SOO Good! Sushi of course, bento lunch...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
March 23, 2009  |  Discuss


What's up Ya'll!!! Wow. Do I have some news for everyone. To start I'll go ahead and hit you with the major thing first. I am going to Japan to play ball in March. It's a 6 month season. We play 3 in the spring and then 3 in the fall. The good news is that I'll get the summer off which will allow me too play USA ball still. Which I'm definitely looking forward too. It's gonna...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
February 12, 2009  |  7 Comments

Tenn. Football

Hey Y'all!! How's it going? I hope everyone got out to the polls and Rocked the Vote. You know I did! In case you haven't heard yet, Coach Fulmer, resigned yesterday. It was a very sad day for all those that "know" Tennessee football. Now, I'm not a football expert, or anything like that, but Coach Fulmer has always been awesome to me no matter what, anytime I see him- it's...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
November 04, 2008  |  15 Comments

That Hair!

USA Softball Photo Shoot--acting goofy
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
October 19, 2008  |  1 Comment

Olympic Village

Crystal Bustos and I wait for the bus
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
October 19, 2008  |  Discuss

One Place

Hi Everyone, Okay, well I been meaning to blog for the last couple days, but honestly I'm still just barely trying to digest things, and finish my laundry. I won't lie, the last game was hard on all of us and hard on me. Not to mention, the fact that we were on a 64 game tour of the United States. It is actually weird for me right now to be in one place and not incredibly busy...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
August 28, 2008  |  40 Comments

No Hitter & Portland

Hey ALL! Okay so, I'm back on the road with team USA. Were now less than a month away from the Olympics! We just played in Portland, OR. I got to visit the ADIDAS campus there and meet with the people that are taking care of my cleetes, their gonna be pretty sick once their ready...maybe Ill give everyone on the yard a sneak peak?? ....we will see. We played in Portland. I...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
July 10, 2008  |  13 Comments

1st Yardbarker Blog

Hey! Alright...well here goes my first blog for Yardbarker. Let's see currently, I'm at home...well my parents home right now. USA Softball just got about 5 days off after being on the road for what seems like an eterenity. (okay it was really like 4 weeks) but still. We go to Portland on Sunday, to play and travel for the rest of the month. In Portland, I'll get to visit the...
Via MonicaAbbott's Blog
July 02, 2008  |  8 Comments

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