University of Oregon designated player Katie Mackey is the NFCA Division I Player of the Week for the week of March 22-28.
Mackey, a senior from Red Bluff, California, batted .615 (8-for-13) in six ga...
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 17:49:58 -0600
Melissa Coronado, University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), Freshman right-handed pitcher from Pearland, Texas, struck out 16 batters in nine innings of work in picking up two wins this week over Flori...
Tue, 30 Mar 1999 17:08:31 -0600
Mississippi's 5-4, 11-inning Southeastern Conference win over Mississippi State on March 19 marked the seventh time this season Ole Miss has won in its last at bat and the sixth time the game-winning run...
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 16:56:35 -0600
Equipment Needed: Infield bases, balls, gloves and bat.
Set your infield for normal play. This drill is designed for hitting coverage, not for the bunt or slap.
Coach stands at home plate and hits the ...
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 16:53:52 -0600
Equipment Needed: Ball, gloves, utilizing your fielders.
This drill is designed to improve your players' ability to throw with proper mechanics, throw accurately and throw quickly.
Face your partner ap...
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 16:45:53 -0600
It has been 20 years since Texas Woman's University, my alma mater, won the 1979 AIAW National Championship. It feels like a lifetime ago.
I was on a pitching staff that year which included Kathy Arends...
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 16:32:22 -0600
Arizona State University freshman pitcher Kirsten Voak fired back-to-back no-hitters (first time in ASU's 33-year softball history). She was also just one walk away from perfect games in each. Voak, who ...
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 16:28:35 -0600
Arizona State University pitcher/designated player Kirsten Voak is the NFCA Division I Player of the Week for the week of March 8-14.
Voak, a native of Fremont, California, pitched back-to-back no-hitte...
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 16:12:24 -0600
In one of the best pitching matchups of the DivisionI season, Massachusetts, behind Danielle Henderson, upset Fresno State and Amanda Scott, 1-0 in nine innings for the championship of the Florida State ...
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 15:57:59 -0600
Nothing is more frustrating than to get the runners on base and then take yourself out of the inning by poor base running. As hard as we work on hitting mechanics, pitching mechanics and fielding, someti...
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 18:23:21 -0600
In my current head coaching position at Southwest Texas State University, I put a tremendous amount of responsibility on my catchers to control the game through knowledge and confidence in their decision...
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 18:21:50 -0600
I wonder what's for dinner...I can't wait to get out of here...What time is it, anyway?...Oh darn, I forgot to call the office.
This is the sort of dialogue that is usually going through our minds when ...
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 18:19:42 -0600
Effort can make or break a person as well as a team.
That's an ideal that players can take with them well after their playing careers are over. That's exactly what Hal Wynn, the head coach of Faulkner S...
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 18:17:44 -0600
Stanford outfielder Jessica Mendoza is this week's NFCA Division I Player of the Week. Mendoza, a freshman from Camarillo, California, was 12-for-19 (.632) with four home runs, 11 RBI, 11 runs scored and...
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 18:16:01 -0600
Julie Adams of UCLA, Third Base
Hit a two-run, two-out seventh-inning home run, helping UCLA toa 2-1 come-from-behind victory Sunday, over No. 3 Fresno State at the 1999 Fresno State Softball Classic. W...
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 17:34:21 -0600
NFCA Home Plate wants you! Our web site is primed and ready to put your team, program, coach or player in the spotlight.
If you are a member of NFCA and have a feature story you want to share with...
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 16:53:12 -0600
Third baseman Julie Adams' two-run homer in the top of the
seventh with two out gave No. 1-ranked UCLA a 2-1 win over third-ranked Fresno State and the championship of the 1999 Fresno State Classic befo...
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 16:22:16 -0600
Name of Strategies: One-Pitch Softball.
Equipment Needed: All players with complete game equipment.
Explanation of Drill: Divide the squad into four-player teams. One four-player team ...
Mon, 08 Mar 1999 16:20:31 -0600
Name of Drill: Ricochet off the Pitcher.
Equipment Needed: Balls, gloves.
Explanation of Drill: The coach stands on the mound, the catcher throws the ball back through the mound and ...
Mon, 08 Mar 1999 16:18:55 -0600
Cohesion, while not absolutely mandatory for winning a championship, helps your team rise to even greater levels because it gives your players another compelling reason for which to play -- each other. C...
Mon, 08 Mar 1999 16:16:48 -0600
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