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Fastpitch News presents In The Circle with Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson. They bring you the latest news, views, previews, & reviews on all things softball from college to the NPF.

Fastpitch News presents In The Circle with Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson. They bring you the latest news, views, previews, & reviews on all things softball from college to the NPF.

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United States

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Fastpitch News presents In The Circle with Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson. They bring you the latest news, views, previews, & reviews on all things softball from college to the NPF.

Language:

English

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6515035632


Episodes

Chris Plank Talks Oklahoma Softball and Brian Campbell Talks Youngstown State

4/15/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, The guys preview the big Texas vs. Oklahoma series as Eric Lopez talks with the voice of Sooners Softball Chris Plank to talk about Oklahoma's historic offense this season, The Big 12 and the Texas series. In the episode, Eric talks with Youngstown State Head Coach Brian Campbell about their season and the Horizon League in 2021. Also, Victor Anderson will break down the latest polls.

Duration:01:35:14

NCAA DI Softball Committee Chair Matt Larsen, Stephen F Austin's Nicole Dickson

4/12/2021
In this episode of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with NCAA DI Softball Committee Chair Matt Larsen. Larsen also is the Director of Athletics at North Dakota State University. Larsen discusses the decision to have the host sites predetermined and if anything will change in selecting the 64 teams for the 2021 tournament. In the episode, Eric talks with Stephen F Austin's Head Coach Nicole Dickson about moving from Junior College to a DI head coach. Dickson also discusses the rise of the...

Duration:01:17:48

NCAA Softball Tournament Changes, Melissa Inouye Talks Fordham, Megan Turk Talks Baylor, Arkansas and Bama

4/8/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson react to the news that the NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals sites will be predetermined. Eric talks with Fordham Head Coach Melissa Inouye about the Ram's great season thus far. Eric also talks with former Baylor great and current SEC Network plus color commentator Megan Turk. The two discuss the great season the Arkansas Razorbacks are having, and the two preview the big Arkansas and Alabama series coming up.

Duration:02:10:13

Kirin Kumar on Miami Redhawk Softball, Should Softball Dump RPI?

4/5/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with first-year Miami (Ohio) Kirin Kumar. The two discuss the Redhawk's success thus far in 2021 and spending 16 years as an assistant before landing a Head Coaching job. In the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson recap the weekend that was, plus, should Softball follow Basketball's lead and get rid of the RPI?

Duration:01:24:53

NCAA Softball Tournament Changes, Ashley Waters Talks Boston Softball and Issues with the Polls

4/1/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson talk about NCAA Tournament regional sites' possibility of being predetermined. Eric talks with Boston Head Coach Ashley Waters about the season, the Patriot League, and more. The guys also preview some key series this weekend, and Victor exposes the flaws in the polls this week.

Duration:01:13:26

Recap of a Wold College Softball Weekend, Kelly Ford Talks 2021 Cal State Fullerton Softball and Career

3/29/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap a wild weekend in Pac-12, including a crazy Washington vs. Arizona State series, SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Mountain West, American recaps and more. Eric talks with Cal State Fullerton's Head Coach Kelly Ford, who discusses her young Titans team and the second half of 2021. Ford discusses Cal State Fullerton's tradition and what it was like to be a player at Oklahoma in the pre-Patty Gasso era.

Duration:01:39:28

Walk-offs Drop Two Top 10 Softball Teams, Krista Woods Talks South Dakota State and Career

3/25/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap a wild Wednesday night in college softball that included No. 24 UCF knocking off No. 5 Florida in walk-off fashion and Western Kentucky walking off No. 7 Kentucky. Eric talks with South Dakota State's Head Coach Krista Wood, who talks about Conference play this weekend vs. Kansas City. We also chat about what her squad needs to do to succeed this season, her coaching career, and her playing career. Finally, Eric and...

Duration:01:41:41

Texas State Softball Coach Ricci Woodard Talks 700th Won, the Sun Belt and we Recap the Weekend

3/22/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Texas State's Head Coach Ricci Woodard, who talks about reaching the 700 win milestone last week and looking at Texas State and the Sun Belt 2021. Woodard also discussed her coaching career, what having Randi Rupp meant to the program, and what it was like having Cat Osterman on her coaching staff for six seasons and more. Also, on the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson recap the weekend in the Pac 12, Sun Belt, SEC, and more.

Duration:01:28:59

500th Episode, Kenzie Fowler Talks Pac-12, Janelle Breneman on UNCG Softball

3/18/2021
On the 500th edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez previews the Pac-12 conference play starting this weekend with Kenzie Fowler as we discuss the important questions and storylines heading into conference play. In the episode, Eric Lopez talks with UNCG's Head Coach Janelle Breneman about the Spartans' start to the 2021 season with the So Con conference play just around the corner. Breneman also discusses what it was like being an assistant coach for Donna Papa at North Carolina and Beverly...

Duration:02:03:13

Florida State Softball Wins Big Series, Kristi Bredbenner Talks Wichita State Softball

3/15/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap the first weekend of SEC conference play, Florida State taking two of three from Arizona and Oklahoma's explosive offense. Eric talks with Wichita State Head Coach Kristi Bredbenner about the Shocker's great start this season with their dynamic offense and veteran pitching staff. She shares her thoughts on the American Conference as well.

Duration:01:09:09

Kerri Blaylock Talks Southern Illinois Softball, MVC and Her Career

3/11/2021
In this episode of In The Circle, Eric and Victor recap UCF's 2-0 win over Arizona and look ahead to the Arizona-FSU series and start of SEC conference play. Eric talks with Southern Illinois Head Coach Kerri Blaylock about the Salukis program-best 14-0 start and a look at the MVC and her coaching career at Southern Illinois

Duration:01:08:58

Tripp Mackay Talks Kennesaw State and Career, We Recap a Wild Weekend in College Softball

3/8/2021
In a new episode of In The Circle, Victor recaps the weekend, including South Alabama's stunning victory in Tuscaloosa and the exciting LSU/Texas series in Baton Rouge. Also, Eric Lopez talks with Kennesaw State HC Tripp Mackay about the Owls outlook in 2021. Mackay also shares why was Kennesaw State is the right job for him. He discusses being a part of the 1996 College World Series in Omaha with Oklahoma State, transitioning from playing baseball to coaching softball, and working with...

Duration:01:14:50

Rachel Lawson Talks Kentucky Softball, Learn More About UCF Pitcher Alea White

3/4/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson react to the early college softball polls and what is standing out. Eric talks with Kentucky's Head Coach Rachel Lawson who talks about the team's best start in program history and what her thoughts have been on the early season and the outlook for Kentucky's 2021 season. In the episode, Eric talks with UCF producer Sami Kincaid about her feature piece on UCF's ace pitcher Alea White who has overcome the odds from being a...

Duration:01:23:34

Upsets, Big Ten Starts and Megan Smith Lyon talks Mashall Softball

3/1/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss Oregon knocking off UCLA over the weekend, the Big Ten starting the season in Florida, and The Sun Belt perhaps being more wide open than expected. Eric talks with Marshall's Head Coach Megan Smith Lyon about 2021 and being part of Donna Papa tree at North Carolina. Eric and Victor also preview the Sunshine State Conference's start and the key questions heading into 2021.

Duration:01:27:00

Jimmy Kolaitis Talks 2021 Sun Devils, A Look at The Polls and the Big 10 is Starting

2/25/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, we start by looking at the latest polls in our newest segment, Poll Position. Then, Eric Lopez talks with Arizona State's assistant coach Jimmy Kolaitis about being back in the Pac 12 as an assistant coach at Arizona State. Kolaitis discusses what led to his decision to join and work for Trisha Ford's staff. Kolaitis also reflects on his time at UAB and Oregon, the 2021 outlook for the Sun Devils, and scheduling this marquee tournament. We wrap up the show...

Duration:01:05:01

Carol Hutchins Talks all Things Michigan Softball and Her Career

2/22/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Michigan's Head Coach Carol Hutchins. The two discuss the 2021 Wolverines and the Big Ten starting the season in Florida. Hutchins shares how "Hutch" got into coaching, top memories, and winning the 2005 National Championship. Hutch offers coaching advice which she gives to people that go into coaching and more. In the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson recap the Bama Bash, ACC play, and some weekend milestones.

Duration:01:18:14

Mike Davenport Talks about North Georgia's 6-0, A Preview of ACC Play

2/18/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talked with North Georgia's Head Coach Mike Davenport about the Knighthawks 6-0 start and ranked No. 2 in national polls. Davenport discusses the outlook of the team, adjusting to schedules, and more. He also describes watching Cat Osterman dominate at Athletes Unlimited. Eric and Victor Anderson preview the Bama Bash and the start of ACC conference play in a pod and more.

Duration:00:47:08

2021 Softball Opening Weekend, Renee Gillispie Talks Iowa Softball and Lu Harris Champer Talks 2021 Bulldogs

2/15/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss the opening weekend in DI Softball and how the weather issues impacted it. The two consider if the softball season should start later in the year moving forward. Eric talks with Iowa Head Coach Renee Gillispie. The two discuss the Big Ten conference's limited 44 game schedule, which will start in Florida on the weekend of Feb 26. What led to that decision, as well as the outlook for the Hawkeyes season. In the...

Duration:01:00:08

Kelly Inouye-Perez on UCLA, Cindy Ball-Malone Talks UCF and Mike White Talks 2021 and Miranda Elish

2/11/2021
On this super packed edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with UCLA's Head Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez about the high expectations this season and getting Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles. Inouye-Perez talks about Maya Brady's growth as a player and the traits she has from her mother, Maureen Brady, an All-American pitcher at Fresno State, and her uncle Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady. In the episode, We talk with UCF's Head Coach Cindy Ball-Malone about their upcoming season and the...

Duration:01:44:38

2021 NCAA Softball Preview with Amanda Scarborough and Justin McLeod

2/8/2021
In this edition of In The Circle, We preview the upcoming 2021 College Softball Season. We talk with Amanda Scarborough about some of the Pac 12, Big 12, SEC, ACC, and Big Ten storylines. She also breaks down the sleeper teams, possible Player of Year candidates, and more. In the episode, Eric Lopez and Justin McLeod of Justin's World preview 19 conferences, including the Sun Belt, AAC, Mountain West, ASUN, and more.

Duration:02:35:04