By Jason Mastrodonato | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: June 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm | UPDATED: June 16, 2019 at 11:02 am The captain of the Emerson softball team until she graduated last spring, Jill Gearin spent the entire 2018 Red Sox season in the WEEI broadcast booth, working as an intern alongside Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett as they chronicled a World Series season for radio listeners. Not even a full season covering one of the best teams in Red Sox history could prepare Gearin for her next job, the play-by-play voice of the Visalia RawHides (the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Single-A affiliate), and the first woman broadcaster in the California League. “I puked before my first broadcast,” said Gearin, 22, originally from Hermosa Beach, Calif. “I’m an anxious person… And I don’t want my mess-ups to affect the next woman who tries to make it. That’s my thing. I think men get the luxury of being like, … [Read more...] about Six women broadcasters making history in minor league baseball
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Kinsley Washington’s two-out RBI single earned No. 2 UCLA (56-6) a 5-4 win over No. 1 Oklahoma (57-6) in the Women’s College World Series on Tuesday night, sweeping the Sooners in two games in the championship series to win the national title. It was UCLA’s 13th national championship, its 12th NCAA title — the Bruins first since 2010. The win marked Kelly Inouye-Perez’s 600th in her career as a head coach. … [Read more...] about UCLA defeats Oklahoma to win the Women’s College World Series
OKLAHOMA CITY — UCLA moved to the top of the Division I college softball ratings in the middle of March and held that spot for five weeks. The Bruins were 43-2 in early May when they dropped a game at Stanford and surrendered No. 1 to Oklahoma. UCLA wound up rated third after losing two of three at Arizona to end the regular season. Still, there was no doubt of the superb talent on this Bruins’ team, led by ace pitcher and cleanup hitter Rachel Garcia, named this week as the National Player of the Year for the second straight season. The Gophers faced those Bruins in their first-ever NCAA College World Series game on Thursday afternoon and were climbing uphill from the outset in what became a 7-2 loss. UCLA’s leadoff hitter, Bubba Nickles, homered on Amber Fiser’s fourth pitch. The Gophers briefly climbed back into the game with two runs in the sixth, but UCLA jumped Fiser for four unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth — three on Aaliyah Jordan’s … [Read more...] about Gophers open Women’s College World Series with 7-2 loss to UCLA
The Gophers softball team will open the Women’s College World Series on ESPN this Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., facing a UCLA squad making its fifth consecutive college world series appearance, this time with a 51-6 record. The WCWS, held each year in Oklahoma City, has eight teams, divided into two four-team pods. Each pod plays a double elimination tournament to reach the championship, which is decided with a best-of-three series. The Gophers (46-12) entered the 64-team NCAA Tournament as the No. 7 seed, and UCLA is the No. 2 seed. The Bruins went 20-4 in Pac-12 Conference play this season and defeated James Madison in the super regional. … [Read more...] about Gophers draw No. 2 UCLA for Women’s College World Series opener
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 9:51 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a fraud? Russian researchers have concluded an incredible sleight of hand between the French woman and her daughter, provoking interest and controversy in the scientific community. Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997 - a world record of longevity of all genders. less (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a ... more Photo: GEORGES GOBET, AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.