Softball Columns

Bill Plummer III

Morgan shines on and off softball diamond

by Bill Plummer III June 14, 2010 in Softball

This year hasn’t been any different for Charlotte Morgan than any of her previous three years of playing softball for the University of Alabama. She unfortunately, however, has had to play through pain. With this her senior year, Morgan had hoped to lead the No. 1 seeded Crimson Tide to a third consecutive berth in the NCAA Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. But after winning the first game of the Super Regional against 16th seeded Hawaii, the Crimson Tide lost the next two… Continue Reading

Tommy Deas

Familiarity breeds respect for Charlotte Morgan and her softball contemporaries

by Tommy Deas May 17, 2010 in Softball

It’s a small world at the elite level in any sport. The top players, whether it be in football, baseball, basketball, soccer or any other athletic endeavor, have a way of running into each other on and off the field. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Charlotte Morgan, the University of Alabama’s two-time All-American first baseman/pitcher, has some familiarity with the every other finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in her sport. Nor should it be a surprise that she has been impressed… Continue Reading

Tommy Deas

College Student-Athletes Become Part of a Community - That’s Where They Can Have the Greatest Impact

by Tommy Deas May 15, 2009 in Softball

Classroom, character and competition are all important elements of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, but community is where student-athletes can make the biggest impact. When a student-athlete leaves high school behind and chooses a college, he or she becomes a part of a new community in many ways: by enrolling in an institution of higher learning and also by joining a new team. The student-athlete lives and learns alongside other students from different places and backgrounds, and also… Continue Reading

Bill Plummer III

The “4 C’s” in College and Beyond

by Bill Plummer III March 06, 2009 in Softball

With the softball season underway, this year will be the last time many players suit up with their school colors.  The seniors want to make their senior year the best it can be with the probability of competing after college very low. Unlike some of the other sports, the softball players aren’t going to be leaving school with the hopes of landing a big professional contract or with hopes of playing in the Super Bowl or the Baseball World Series. Playing in the Women’s College World… Continue Reading

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