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Brigid Lesovsky, 28-year-old softball umpire from Plantation, Florida, was arrested yesterday for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.
According to The Broward Sheriff Office, the relationship between the suspect and victim began on the softball field. Lesovsky was an umpire who called games for the Cooper City Optimist Club for about a year.I nvestigators said Lesovsky met the 14-year-old on the softball field.
Lesovsky is charged with three counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and one count of lewd or lascivious battery. Lesovsky's alleged acts came to light after the teen got in trouble in school, and a teacher notified her parents who guestioned the girl. According to the girl, Lesovsky fonled and groped her.
http://femalesexoffenders.com/fso/index.php/the-news/324-brigid-lesovsky-arrestedBrigid Lesovsky, 28-year-old softball umpire from Plantation, Florida, was arrested... more
Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball, which should really be a national holiday. For that one day, fans of every team (even the Pittsburgh Pirates) can dream of their team going deep into the playoffs, and maybe even the World Series.Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball, which should really be a national... more
DICKINSON, N.D. - Police say three missing North Dakota college softball players have been found dead in their vehicle, which was pulled from a pond northwest of Dickinson.
Police Lt. Rod Banyai said Tuesday night that police are "still investigating" the cause of the deaths.
Searchers notified police Tuesday afternoon that vehicle tracks were found leading to the pond and oil residue was floating on the surface of the water. A dive team investigated and found the vehicle in the pond about two hours later, NBC reported.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33597582/ns/us_news-life/DICKINSON, N.D. - Police say three missing North Dakota college softball players have... more
DICKINSON, N.D. - Police say three missing North Dakota college softball players have been found dead in their vehicle.
Police say a dive team found nothing during a search of a North Dakota lake for signs of three missing college softball players .
Dickinson Police Lt. Dave Wallace said Tuesday that a search of a youth fishing area also found no trace of the Dickinson State University students.
The women are identified Kyrstin Gemar, 22, of San Diego; Afton Williamson, 20, of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and Ashley Neufeld, 21, of Brandon, Manitoba in Canada. The three were believed to be in a white 1997 Jeep Cherokee with California plates when they were last heard from late Sunday night.
Gemar's father has said his daughter and her teammates often went star gazing on Patterson lake, just southwest of Dickinson, about 60 miles east of the Montana state line.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ivg3H4SVxoJDOECn-VbmiaH9xhvAD9BO7ERO0DICKINSON, N.D. - Police say three missing North Dakota college softball players have... more
Raeanna Jewell, 25-year-old girls basketball coach at Apache Junction High School in Apache Junction, Arizona has been charged on allegations of an inappropriate relationship with one of her 16-year-old players. The indictment said the contact occurred in a women's restroom at the high school's gym between Jan. 1 and March 26.
The investigation began after the mother of the 16-year-old girl noticed suspicious text messages on the teen's cellphone.
Jewell has been indicted by a Pinal County grand jury on two counts each of sexual conduct with a minor and luring a minor for sexual exploitation from incidents that began in December, according to information from Apache Junction police.Raeanna Jewell, 25-year-old girls basketball coach at Apache Junction High School in... more
Baseball and softball are all about skill. What you do in practice is going to help you most but you can also get results in the gym to help you improve your baseball without the use of steroids.Baseball and softball are all about skill. What you do in practice is going to help... more
Crystl Bustos started to be really well known in the softball circles around the late 1990's with her powerful bat.
After participating in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, she became synonymous with power at the plate.
She became the most feared hitter on the planet in women's softball for the following decade. She just announced her retirement from the Game after her 3rd Olympics in Beijing, China in 2008.
More info on Crystl Bustos:
http://www.softballperformance.com/famous-softball-players/crystl-bustos.htmlCrystl Bustos started to be really well known in the softball circles around the late... more
The primary reason softball is getting ousted from the Olympics is this notion that the U.S. dominated the sports so much, that it was crazy to include it in the Olympics.
... if softball needed any kind of argument to state to the rest of the world, that it should belong, team Japan made that statement with an epic 3-1 upset over the U.S. in the softball gold medal game to take the gold away from the U.S. after 2 previous losses to the Americans over the past week.
The scale of upset this game was: really, really, really, really, really huge in upset scale.
The U.S. had given up 2 runs in 8 games total, throwing 2 no-hitters in the process, and 2 previous wins against Japan, the first one being 7-0 ending after the 5 inning mercy rule.
The U.S. was also running on a 22 game winning streak going into the game.
Yukiko Ueno, the winning pitcher giving up 1 run in a 7 inning complete game said マウンドで鳥肌が立った。このために４年間やってきた。肩、ひじの調整がうまくできた。点をやらないことだけを心掛けた。
Right now the biggest story celebrated in Japan.
But overall, shocking that the U.S. somehow did not get a gold medal in a sport that's getting axed because the U.S. was expected to dominate it thoroughly.
The link below is in English.
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/softball/recap?gameId=827The primary reason softball is getting ousted from the Olympics is this notion that... more
It was the first time the United States had failed to win the gold since softball was introduced in 1996, and their first defeat in 22 Olympic matches - a stretch dating back to Sydney 2000. Instead they settled for silver, with Australia taking bronze.
Yesterday Japan lost their semi-final to the United States but reached the gold medal game with a dramatic, 4-3, 12-inning victory over Australia.
Pitcher Yukiko Ueno showed no ill effects in a marathon two-day effort in which she threw a total of 21 innings. Asked what had carried her through fatigue, she said: "My strong belief to win."
With Japan leading 2-1 in the seventh inning, two crucial American errors allowed Megu Hirose to score a killer third run.It was the first time the United States had failed to win the gold since softball was... more
Smaller satellites are making ventures into space much cheaper. For $2.3M a tiny satellite can orbit this planet, which is a fraction of the $450M it costs to launch a space shuttle.
The small price tag, takes the risk out of developing new space hardware.Smaller satellites are making ventures into space much cheaper. For $2.3M a tiny... more
Losing for the first time since 2000, the U.S. softball team was denied a chance for a fourth straight gold medal Thursday, beaten 3-1 by Japan in the sport's last appearance in the Olympics for at least eight years - and maybe for good.Losing for the first time since 2000, the U.S. softball team was denied a chance for a... more
Jennie Finch is an US Softball player and pitcher.
A softball player accused of fatally punching a rival team member after a recreational league game spent more than four years in prison for battering a man with a golf club, according to state records. Sean Sanders, 27, ran off the field after punching Daniel Andrews, 37, in the head at the end of the game Sunday afternoon in Parma, a Rochester suburb, and was captured a mile away some six hours later, authorities said.
Andrews was taken unconscious to a hospital and placed on life support. He died Monday evening.
should there be background checks for any or all recreational league players? ROCHESTER, NY A softball player accused of fatally punching a rival team member after... more
THis is a really really nice story about some true class acts who helped an opposing teamate and did the right thing. Pro sports has nothing on these girls - Western Oregon's Sara Tucholsky and Central Washington's Liz Wallace and Mallory Holtman tell their storyTHis is a really really nice story about some true class acts who helped an opposing... more
This is such an amazing act of sportsmanship and just plain kindness!
"PORTLAND, Ore. - With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. Her first home run cleared the center-field fence.
But it appeared to be the shortest of dreams come true when she missed first base, started back to tag it and collapsed with a knee injury.
She crawled back to first but could do no more. The first-base coach said she would be called out if her teammates tried to help her. Or, the umpire said, a pinch runner could be called in, and the homer would count as a single.
Then, members of the Central Washington University softball team stunned spectators by carrying Tucholsky around the bases Saturday so the three-run homer would count — an act that contributed to their own elimination from the playoffs.
Central Washington first baseman Mallory Holtman, the career home run leader in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, asked the umpire if she and her teammates could help Tucholsky.
The umpire said there was no rule against it.
So Holtman and shortstop Liz Wallace put their arms under Tucholsky’s legs, and she put her arms over their shoulders. The three headed around the base paths, stopping to let Tucholsky touch each base with her good leg."This is such an amazing act of sportsmanship and just plain kindness!... more