Softball is a team sport similar to baseball. Played with a larger ball and smaller field. The thrill of the sport comes from hitting the ball, especially home runs out of the field. It also comes playing with your friends, getting runners out, catching the ball, and striking batters out.
The batter hits the ball while they and the hitting team try to get around all 4 bases to score a point. The on-field team tries to get 3 outs in order to switch turns at bat.
Jennie played for the Arizona Wildcats softball team from 1999-2002 in college. She won the 2001 Women’s College World Series and was named collegiate All-American. She led the United States women’s national team to gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics and silver in 2008 Summer Olympics. She pitched for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch from 2005-2010. She got ranked #2 Greatest College Softball Player and has several category rankings for both Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference and NCAA Division 1. She’s the National Pro Fastpitch career leader in WHIP and is a National Softball Hall of Fame inductee. In 2010, Finch retired to focus on her family. In August 2011, she started to work for ESPN as a color commentator for National Pro Fastpitch and college softball.
September 3, 1980