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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.

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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.

    2022 NCAA Super Regional Softball Preview, Jenna Becerra Talks Stanford

    2022 NCAA Super Regional Softball Preview, Jenna Becerra Talks Stanford

    After another senseless shooting, we will do our best to provide a distraction and some entertainment on today's podcast. Victor Anderson leads off the show with his thoughts and words about the shooting and calls for more unity. Eric Lopez joins the show, and the guys share their thoughts on all of the Super Regional match-ups. We also chatted with Pac-12 Network analyst Jenna Becerra, who called Stanford's historic regional victory versus Alabama. She breaks down the Cardinals and their path to the Supers, the strength of the Pac-12 this postseason, and the rematch with Oregon State coming up this weekend.
    Victor warps up the show with his NCAA DIII World Series Predictions.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Mayhem in College Softball, 2022 Regional Recap

    Mayhem in College Softball, 2022 Regional Recap

    It was a weekend in college softball, unlike any other. On this episode of In The Circle, Victor Anderson and Eric Lopez were ON THE FIELD after UCF punched their ticket to Super Regionals and shared their immediate thoughts on the Knights' historic run continuing. We hear from the Knights during their post-game media availability, including Head Coach Cindy Ball-Malone.
    Justin McLeod from Extra Inning Softball joins Eric to break down all the regional action, including stunners from Tallahassee and Tuscaloosa and the Pac-12 flexing its muscles. Also, Eric and Justin make a confession that made Victor pass out like Fred Sanford. It's one episode you DON'T want to miss.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    2022 NCAA Softball Tournament Preview Show

    2022 NCAA Softball Tournament Preview Show

    With the NCAA Tournament gearing up this weekend, we preview ALL 16 regionals in this edition of In The Circle. Naturally, we start local, where we hear from UCF's Cindy Ball-Malone and Michigan's Carol Hutchins on their thoughts on the Orlando regional. We also will listen to Oklahoma Head Coach Patty Gasso with the latest on Sooner pitcher Jordy Bahl.
     
    We will also air our other interviews from Selection Sunday with Texas play-by-play voice Andrew Haynes and Pac-12 Network analyst Jenna Becerra about the Seattle and Tuscaloosa Regionals.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The 2022 NCAA Softball Tournament Field Is Set, We Preview the Bracket

    The 2022 NCAA Softball Tournament Field Is Set, We Preview the Bracket

    Selection Sunday has come and gone with a Field of 64 in place. In this episode, we break it all down with Eric Lopez, Victor Anderson, and Justin McLeod. They reflect on how the committee did with selecting the Field and Eric's reaction to UCF getting a chance to host as a national seed. We also will playback our interviews from Sunday's live stream with ACC Network Xtra commentator and for Seminole Caylan Arnold. So much to discuss that you will not want to miss this episode. (Sidenote: Our interviews with Andrew Haynes and Jenna Becerra can only be seen on our YouTube page due to technical issues during post-production Sunday night. You can find our Youtube channel here: https://bit.ly/3lbINng)

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Basking In The Sunshine (State Conference)

    Basking In The Sunshine (State Conference)

    Fresh off the heels of a wild Selection Monday for DII and DIII, we get ready for it all on our latest episode of In The Circle. Victor Anderson runs the show this week and talks with two coaches who'll be making history this weekend. First, we hear from 2022 Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year Julie LeMaire from Nova Southeastern. The Sharks won a share of their first-ever SSC championship and will battle Alabama-Huntsville in their Opening Round game in Montgomery, Alabama. Coach LeMaire reflects on his historic season, her senior leader Sydney Lageyre, and where she was when the Sharks punched their ticket to the tournament.
    Afterward, Victor returns to his roots and heads to Winter Park to chat with Rollins Head Coach Christine Roser-LeFevers. She led the Tars to another NCAA Tournament appearance and battled for the SSC Championship through the season's final game. Coach breaks down how the Tars got to this point, her ace Ashley Worrell, and the togetherness on this team.
    Next, Victor talks a little DIII with Eric Lopez and how a regional ended up with only two teams and what that could mean for Texas Lutheran.
    Finally, we do a deep dive into the Big Ten tournament with our correspondent and voice of Nebraska Softball, Nate Rohr.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    College Softball Selection Sunday Nears, Gray Robertson Talks Bama and SEC Softball

    College Softball Selection Sunday Nears, Gray Robertson Talks Bama and SEC Softball

    We're less than a week away from Selection Sunday, and we have more questions than answers. This episode breaks down the biggest storylines from the Power 5 conferences as we enter the final week before the NCAA Tournament. Eric talks about the impact Arizona State's series win versus UCLA could have on their chances of sneaking into the Top 8. We then speak with "Out of the Box" co-host and Alabama play-by-play voice Gray Robertson about the SEC Tournament and the outlook for the Crimson Tide. We share some of the key storylines heading into Gainesville, and one team Gray thinks could have a favorable draw to the semifinals.
    The show wraps up with a look around the American, USA, ASUN, and Sun Belt conferences. Eric Lopez breaks down UCF's chances to host and USF's chance to make the tournament. Plus, we officially announce our Selection Sunday plans.

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Gwynnnnb ,

Amazing !

this is where I get all of my softball updates! Eric and vic do an amazing job!

Yadi's Gold Gloves ,

Great podcast

Love this podcast! One of the best out there. Wish it was daily!

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Athletes Unlimited

Players should lose points if they make a fielding error.

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