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Coach Andy's Internet Hitting E-zine, Issue #008 -- Watch Great Hitters
February 28, 2004

Introducing The Women's Olympic Softball Team

As a bonus for opening your mail fast, you can watch 2 of the Olympic Softball players on TV this weekend.

Be sure to tune in to NBC on Sunday, February 29, at 12:30 (CST) for the 23rd Pepsi All-Star Game in Cathedral City, CA. Catch a glimpse of USA Softball’s Lisa Fernandez (Long Beach, CA) and Jennie Finch (La Mirada, CA) as they represent the Stars and Stripes among some of Major League Baseball’s finest.

For the Full Story

Here's The Full Team

2004 Olympic Team Roster

44 Laura Berg OF Santa Fe Springs, CA L/L 6 Crystl Bustos IF Canyon Country, CA R/R 24 Jaime Clark IF Tustin , CA R/R 16 Lisa Fernandez P Long Beach, CA R/R 27 Jennie Finch P La Mirada, CA R/R 11 Tairia Flowers UT Tucson, AZ R/R 7 Amanda Freed UT Cypress, CA R/R 4 Nicole Giordano OF Saugus , CA L/R 21 Lori Harrigan P Las Vegas, NV R/L 3 Lovieanne Jung 2nd Fountain Valley, CA R/R 12 Kelly Kretschman OF Indian Harbour Beach, FL L/R 37 Lauren Lappin UT Anaheim , CA R/R 2 Jessica Mendoza OF Camarillo, CA L/R 20 Leah O'Brien-Amico OF Chino Hills, CA L/L 33 Stacey Nuveman C La Verne, CA R/R 8 Catherine Osterman LHP Houston, TX L/L 31 Jenny Topping C Whittier, CA L/L 29 Natasha Watley SS Irvine, CA L/R

Mike Candrea, head coach Ken Eriksen, assistant John Rittman, assistant

Learn from the best

Whenever you get a chance, aim to be the best. These girls (women) have done it. But it all started with desire to be good at something. They got the training, they practiced really hard, and took the steps necessary to get them to the top of their game.

But at one point they were where you or your players were. They just chose to act upon the abilities, training, and knowledge they had. They put discipline upon themselves.

Here are a couple of Recommendations

Watch and imitate these Olympic Softball players to reach the heights. Catch any and all games you can on TV. If you play baseball, there are so many more games to watch. The season is just around the corner.

Read my article on emulating great hitters

Read what other great coaches have to say about hitting

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Talk to you next time.

Coach Andy

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