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Bleav in Softball
73 minutes | 3 days ago
Sam Fischer - Obsessed
Jenna is joined by Athletes Unlimited pro, This Is Us pioneer, Japan league player, NPF veteran, Team USA alum, and Loyola Marymount Hall of Famer, Sam Fischer! They talk about going way back to their first travel team together, being obsessed with softball, lessons learned from each of her elite level experiences, podcasting, Twitter clap backs, sorting friends and players into Harry Potter houses, and more.
67 minutes | 10 days ago
Kiki Stokes - The Little Things
Jenna is joined by pro This Is Us player, NPF champion, Nebraska All-American, and current South Dakota State assistant coach, Kiki Stokes! They talk playing pro and coaching at the same time, having tough conversations, diversity in softball and the This Is Us impact, college lessons learned, celebrating Draft Day with teammates, wedding plans, the Midwest, and more.
54 minutes | 17 days ago
Marissa Young - Coming In Hot
Jenna is joined by current Head Coach of Duke Softball, Michigan All-American, and one of the best pitchers in Big Ten history, Marissa Young! They talk about building a new program from scratch, becoming the first black female head coach in Duke history, setting goals that matter, the ACC landscape, hyping up her players and staff, the “crazy” pitching mindset, and more.
54 minutes | 24 days ago
Samantha Findlay - Clutch
Jenna is joined by Michigan record holder, NCAA national champion, and 4X All-Big Ten honoree, Samantha Findlay! They talk about everything from her famous walk off home run at the World Series to now - what it means to be clutch, the legendary Carol Hutchins, Big 10 softball, teammates and leadership, how age doesn’t matter, changing positions as a senior, how softball set her up for motherhood and her business career now, and more.
60 minutes | a month ago
Taylor Gindlesperger - Adjustments
Jenna is joined by current Stanford center fielder, Taylor Gindlesperger! They chat about being a college athlete during the COVID-19 pandemic, making mental adjustments offensively, turning around the program, Coach Allister’s go-to sayings, music, having last names that confuse people, bonding over big brothers and half siblings, why she chose softball, and more.
57 minutes | a month ago
Rachel Garcia - Champ Camp
Jenna is joined by UCLA All-American, 2019 national champion, back to back National Player of the Year, and future Tokyo Olympian, Rachel Garcia! They talk about competing for the WCWS and a gold medal in the same year, how Lisa Fernandez has influenced her, carrying on the legacy of pitchers who hit, BruWin magic, Team USA, the roller coaster over the last year, how special grandparents are, a fun Q&A, and more.
68 minutes | 2 months ago
Callista Balko - Pit Bulls
Jenna is joined by Arizona alum and 2X NCAA national champion, Callista Balko Elmore! They talk about the evolution of softball and catching in the last 10 years, memories from her playing days, program culture and having a pit bull mentality, her relationship with pitcher and current Wildcats coach Taryne Mowatt, being married to another athlete, her current job, and more.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Melissa Inouye - Ohana
Jenna is joined by Fordham Head Coach, 2019 Atlantic 10 champion and Coach of the Year, and UNLV alum, Melissa Inouye! They talk about the ins and outs of running a Division I softball program - her coaching philosophy, recruiting tips and insight, supporting players’ mental health and well-being, the importance of alumni, plus the must-knows about her home state of Hawaii.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Cheri Kempf - Life's Work
Jenna is joined by Senior Director at Athletes Unlimited, former Commissioner of National Pro Fastpitch, broadcaster, instructor, and Hall of Fame player, Cheri Kempf! She shares why she’s dedicated her life to softball and covers the big stuff - all things AU, NPF learnings, the impact of the Olympics, and the college outlook. Plus, the importance of women helping women, leadership advice, and yes...bat flips.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 1 - Safe or Out?
The season 1 finale is here! Jenna looks back and highlights the greatest hits from the Safe or Out segment, where each guest gives their hot takes on all things softball - from bat flips to game day style, rules of the game, softball culture, and more. Plus, she shares news and the last Double Play Tip of the Week, with mental and physical tips to get better. See you in season 2!
72 minutes | 5 months ago
Kayla Lombardo - Promising
Jenna is joined by lead editor and writer at Softball America, Fordham softball alum and 3X Atlantic 10 conference champion, Kayla Lombardo! They talk about their love for the game (and One Tree Hill), women’s representation in media, transitioning from player to journalist, her alma mater and career path, athlete brain, looking back on 2020 softball, and looking ahead to 2021.
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Ashley Hansen – In the Dirt
Jenna is rejoined by Stanford All-American shortstop, 2011 National Player of the Year, and Team USA alum, Ashley Hansen Church! The former teammates break down all things infield – the approach for middle infield vs. the corners, softball IQ, communication, the importance of chemistry and trust, the practice grind, and more. Plus, news and the … Continued
45 minutes | 6 months ago
Tori Vidales – Curl Power (Pt 2)
Jenna is rejoined by Team Mexico and Athletes Unlimited star, Tori Vidales. In part 2 of their conversation, they talk about how she started her broadcasting career with SEC Network, her experience with Texas A&M softball and 12th Man, the art of playing first base, goofing around in AU warmups, embracing their curly hair, and … Continued
43 minutes | 6 months ago
Tori Vidales – Main Witches (Pt 1)
Jenna is joined by Athletes Unlimited, NPF, and Taiwan league pro, Team Mexico infielder, future Tokyo Olympian, Texas A&M All-American, and SEC Network Analyst, Tori Vidales! In part 1 of their conversation, they talk about Hispanic Heritage Month, competing in AU with the Team Mexico “brujas” (aka witches), scouting the Olympics competition, being a true … Continued
21 minutes | 6 months ago
On the heels of the inaugural season of Athletes Unlimited pro softball, Jenna takes a look back and highlights some underrated aspects that made it successful. Plus, she shares interesting news from around the softball world, and the Double Play Tip of the Week – the mental and physical tips to help us get better!
67 minutes | 6 months ago
Cat Osterman – Wonder Woman
Jenna is joined by first ever Athletes Unlimited champion, Team USA pitcher, 2X Olympic medalist, Tokyo Olympian, pro legend, 3X NCAA National Player of the Year, and Texas Hall of Famer, Cat Osterman! They talk all things AU, career longevity, in-depth pitching knowledge, wearing #38 for her third Olympics, Longhorn pride, Wonder Woman fandom, the … Continued
73 minutes | 7 months ago
Morgan Howe – Champion Soul
Jenna is joined by Athletes Unlimited pro, NPF rookie to-be with California Commotion, and All-American outfielder at Arizona State, Morgan Howe! They discuss how she shaped her own destiny to go pro, being a rookie, what makes AU so special, expectations with the new NPF team, the art of outfield, the pineapple on pizza debate, … Continued
49 minutes | 7 months ago
Hannah Flippen – Be Your Flippen Self (Pt 2)
Jenna and Hannah Flippen finish their conversation. In part 2, the Pac-12 alums talk about being a triple threat from the right side, Athletes Unlimited and the larger pro softball landscape, being on a trading card (!), the importance of being yourself, preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, her Utah Softball experience as a player and … Continued
55 minutes | 7 months ago
Hannah Flippen – Un-Flippen-believable (Pt 1)
Jenna is joined by Athletes Unlimited pro, future Tokyo Olympian with Team USA, This Is Us and Chicago Bandits infielder, and All-American Utah Softball alum, Hannah Flippen! In part 1 of their conversation, they chat about AU – strategy and how leaders emerge, opportunities off the field, assigning players to Friends characters, being mic’d up, … Continued
71 minutes | 7 months ago
Erika Piancastelli – Good Vibes
Jenna is joined by Athletes Unlimited pro, Team Italy captain, future Tokyo Olympian, NCAA All-American and 4X Southland Conference POY at McNeese State, Erika Piancastelli! They break down the AU launch, adjusting to the new league (points, drafts, catching, etc), swinging away on a 3-0 count, her favorite Italian food (and how Chicago ranks), European … Continued
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