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Instant Reply, Most of the season, Rachel Fico Rewind

8/22/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson discuss the change made by the NCAA rules Oversight committee as it relates to instant replay. Instant replay will be used in the regular season and conference tournaments, but not the WCWS. Also, we play an archived interview with Rachele Fico, who recently announced her retirement from the game. Fico discusses many aspects of her long career.

Duration:00:57:21

Mehgan King, NPF Champions and U-19 World Champions

8/19/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Meghan King. King talks about playing for Team Puerto Rico, her time at Florida State and winning a the WCWS. Also on the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson recap the U-19 World Championship game, the NPF Championship series and the retirement of Kelly Kretschman and Rachele Fico from professional softball.

Duration:01:39:11

Leah O'Brien-Amico Talks Team USA, Arizona and Broadcasting

8/15/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, three-time Gold Medalist and three-time National Champion Leah O'Brien-Amico joins the show. O'Brien-Amico discussed being part of the first Team USA national team in the 1996 Summer Olympics in 1996, winning gold in 1996, 2000, and 2004. O'Brien-Amico also shared advice for younger players dreaming of playing for the USA national team. Things wrap up with her sharing how she got into broadcasting.

Duration:01:12:47

USA Wins Pan Am, NPF Championship Preview, College Coaching News

8/12/2019
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On this episode of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss Team USA's victory in the Pan American Games. They look at Monica Abbott's championship performance, and where both Canada and Puerto Rico stand as the heads towards the Olympic qualifier later this month. The two look ahead to the NPF Championship Series. John Wroblewski with USSSA Pride's OF Megan Wiggins joins the show. The guy's wrap-up the show talking about coaching news in the college game.

Duration:00:43:59

Amanda Scarborough One-On-One, Pan Am Update, and Coaching Moves

8/8/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with ESPN's and the Packaged Deal's Amanda Scarborough. Scarborough will be part of ESPN's coverage of the Little League Softball World Series in Portland from Aug 12-14. Amanda dives into several topics, including; the growth of softball, the impact of social media in softball, and her playing career at Texas A&M. Also on the show, Eric and Victor Anderson recap the latest from the Pan American Games and the most recent coaching...

Duration:01:17:07

USA Olympic Trials, Bill McGillis, Pan Am Update and Pride-Bandits

8/5/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson break down the list of invites to the Team USA Olympic trials. The trials will be held in Oklahoma City from October 1-6. They discuss some surprises and some snubs from the announcement. Also on this episode, Eric has a one-on-one interview with San Diego Director of Athletics Bill McGillis, who offers insight on the process of hiring a new coach at the college level. Eric and Victor also recap the start of the Pan...

Duration:01:42:57

Maddy Grimm Talks ASBA, San Diego Hires Jessica Pistole and More

8/1/2019
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In this edition of In The Circle, the guy's breakdown San Diego's hire of Jessica Pistole and the different ways athletic departments are finding coaching hires. We also debut our new Throwback Thursday segment by playing a part of an interview with Coach Jessica Pistole from earlier this month. Newly crowned ASBA Champion Maddy Grimm joins the show to talk about her second year in the league. She shares her ideas about how to make the ASBA better, and what her next move is and why it...

Duration:01:20:28

PGF Week One Recap, Justin McLeod Talks Team USA Softball

7/29/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Michael Kyllo-Kittleson joins the show from California where she recaps the first of the PGF Championships and looks ahead to week two. Kittleson highlights some of the teams and players that have made a great impression. Also on this episode, Eric Lopez talks with Justin Mcleod of Justin's World about the week he spent with Team USA. We discuss some questions with the roster as they head out to the Pan Am Games. Who are some names that may get an invite to...

Duration:01:35:16

Stuedeman out, Ricketts in, Bulldogs Future and More

7/25/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson look at the ouster of Vann Stuedeman and the hiring of Samantha Ricketts at Mississippi State this past week. Robbie Faulk of 247 Sports and the Starkville Daily joins the show to discuss his thoughts and the future of the program. Also on this episode, new coaching movement and Summer Olympics qualifying.

Duration:01:11:06

Cat Osterman Part II 2019

7/22/2019
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Cat Osterman Part II 2019

Duration:01:14:46

Cat Osterman One-on-One Part I

7/18/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Cat Osterman about her return to the U.S. National team. In part one of this two-part exclusive interview, Osterman discusses the process she went through on her mind to come out of retirement. We cover a variety of topics including; winning gold in the International Cup, being a veteran on the team after being one of the young players back in 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic teams and what it is like playing for U.S. Head Coach Ken Eriksen...

Duration:00:53:27

Issues in Lincoln, Jessica Pistole, and new DII Softball Programs

7/15/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson react to the news of Nebraska putting Head Coach Ronda Revelle on administrative leave. Eric also talks with Southern Oregon's Head Coach Jessica Pistole who talks about their NAIA National Championship run in 2019 as well as how Pistole career was affected by Ole Miss Head Coach Mike Smith. The guys also look at some new DII programs for 2020.

Duration:01:19:33

Rachel Garcia Talks, WCWS, USA Softball and her Past Two Years

7/11/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez speaks with UCLA and USA Softball's Rachel Garcia. Garcia discusses the past year, winning an NCAA Championship, being part of Team USA and the recent International Cup. She talks about the busy schedule she has had the last two years, what it is like to play with Monica Abbott, Cat Osterman and rest of US National team, and being a two-way player. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor Anderson go through the inaugural In The Circle Awards where...

Duration:01:09:44

USA Wins, Canada's Joey Lye, and Triple Crown's Dave King

7/8/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap the International Cup, and the USA Teams win over Japan. Eric then talks with Canada's Joey Lye, who is also the Head Coach at Bucknell. She offers insight as to how she balances playing for Canada and coaching at the DI level. Eric also talks with the founder of Triple Crown Sports Dave King. King discusses the Colorado Fireworks Tournament, the growth of club tournaments and about coaching the TC Colorado team at the...

Duration:01:27:46

Nyree White on Pitcher Development, Realignment and Clubs Recaps

7/3/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Nyree White about the development of pitchers in today's game. White talks about her training facility, Brickwall Softball, and what she has observed from working with young players. White also reflected on her softball career, playing for New Zealand national team, what she has learned from her dad Mike White and how she reacted to the news of him leaving Oregon for Texas. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor Anderson break down some...

Duration:01:25:50

Michele Smith Talks International Game, Team USA Breakdown

7/1/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with ESPN's analyst Michele Smith who previews the International Cup which will take place this week in Columbus, GA. Smith discussed Gold in1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, how the game has changed internationally since and the current U.S. National team including the return of Cat Osterman and rise of Rachel Garcia fresh off leading UCLA to National title. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor Anderson break down the U.S. Roster and whom...

Duration:01:07:47

Darin Monroe on Rock Valley, Players and Coahes on the Move

6/27/2019
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On this episode of In The Circle, we chat with Rock Valley's Head Coach and Athletic Director Darin Monroe after leading his Eagles to an unprecedented sixth straight NJCAA Division III National Championship. He shares his thoughts about balancing two different roles during the season, the adversity they fought throughout the season, what special meaning this national championship has, and how he ended up getting ESPN's Nicole Briscoe to join the softball bandwagon. We also air portions of...

Duration:00:51:32

Andy Lee to Northwest Florida, More Big Transfer News

6/24/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Andy Lee on his decision to leave LSU -Eunice after 11 and six NJCAA DII championships to become the new Head Coach at NJCAA DI Northwest Florida. Lee shares what drew him to Northwest Florida and reflected on his time at LSU-Eunice. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor Anderson recap the recent big player transfers including Brooke Yanez going from UC-Davis to Oregon as well as Makinzy Herzog going from Florida State to Texas A&M and...

Duration:01:17:36

Kylan Becker Talks Old Miss, ScrapYard Fastpitch and more

6/20/2019
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On This edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Ole Miss All-American Kylan Becker. Becker discusses her career at Ole Miss, playing with ScrapYard Fastpitch, her journey from Miami to Ole Miss and how changing from a righty to a lefty slapper changed her entire softball career and more. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor Anderson discuss the latest transfer news, and there are some softball players not on U.S. National team currently that could get a look to be part of the 2020...

Duration:01:03:59

Cat is Back, Jimmy Hendrix on Chipola and Savannah Horvath talks ASBA

6/17/2019
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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson recap Cat Osterman's return to competition. What did they learn from the weekend's games when Team USA faced the NPF? Also on episode Eric talks with Chipola Associate Head Coach Jimmy Hendrix about Chipola's NJCAA National title run in 2019 and more. Eric also talks with Savannah Horvath who is starting her second season in the ASBA Pro league.

Duration:01:38:01