Women Softball Players Techniques
Women softball players are quite popular around the world since women fast pitch softball was included in the Olympic Games since 1996. Catherine Leigh Osterman is one of the famous women softball players; she is born in 1983 in Houston, Texas. She is a left-hander and her technique is grabbing the softball entirely with her fingers and by doing so she succeeds to put an above-average spin on the ball which will surprise the batters. She is the first in the United States in strikeouts per seven innings at 15.4 and she also won a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics. She had four of five best seasons for the NCAA’s best strikeout ratio and she is the first softball player who appeared twice on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Crystl Bustos is a third baseman born in California. She represented the United States in the Summer Olympics for a third Olympics in a row. She is one of the best hitters who also won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens, with a batting average of 346, 10 runs batted in, five home runs and perfect fielding percentage. She was also a World Cup Champion in 2006 and 2007 and a World Champion in 2007.
The key to success may be very hard and intense training and hard work that will increase players’ abilities in playing softball as well as a bit of talent. Another talented and famous softball player is Dot Richardson, the youngest player in the ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship, at the age of 13. She was born in 1961 in Florida. She is a softball legend and she retired in 2000, after the Olympic Games. In her career, Richardson won All-America honors 15 times, played on 10 championship teams and also won two gold medals at the Olympics.
Lisa Fernandez received the title of Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball Female Athlete of the Year in 1999. She played as a pitcher and third baseman, was right-handed and she was part of the USA Softball Women’s National Team, team which won gold medals at the Pan American Games and the Canada Cup. She also established an Olympic record in softball, being the only player with 25 strikes in a game while playing for the United States Women’s team. She also has a medal record since she won gold medals three Olympics in a row (1996, 2000, 2004).
There are many Olympics records of womens softball players and it is a fact that women playing softball can be as famous as men are, especially since women softball was included in the Olympic Games. Women softball players have proven that hard work, intense training and a lot of passion will make out of any softball player a professional player with great outcomes.