Players at the 2023 Softball Breakthrough Series show their progress after attending MLB Develops Softball Events throughout the year
- California wins Little League World Series on walk-off HR
Louis Lappe hit more home runs than any player at the 2023 Little League Baseball World Series. His fifth and final dinger came on the final swing of the tournament Sunday and put California on top of the Little League world once again. The 6-foot-1 third baseman crushed a walk-off...
- The teenage pitching sensation who's putting French baseball on the map
Playing in the final group game of the 2022 U-18 European Championships, France needed a victory to advance. It was a difficult task against the eventual champions, Spain. After falling behind, 4-2, in the bottom of the fourth, France couldn't afford to give up any more runs. So, manager Gerardo...
- VideoExpanding Softball Skills at BTS
Girls baseball players Maggie Foxx and Maddie Tse attend the Softball Breakthrough Series with goals of playing at the college level
- VideoPlay Ball: Little League Classic
On this week’s episode of Play Ball, check out all the best highlights from last week’s Little League Classic!
- VideoLittle League Classic interviews
A.J. Andrews talks to some of the top players from the Phillies and Nationals at the Little League Classic
- Scouts eye young talent in first-of-its-kind showcase
For high school athletes, the path to the MLB Draft runs through showcases. These events, populated with scouts, talent evaluators and college coaches, bring together the top high school talent in the country to show off their skills. While they are a proven way for players to develop and gain...
- VideoNortheast Scouts Youth Clinic
Players from Boston areas with diverse backgrounds receive instruction at a youth clinic and workout session from MLB Scouts
- J-Ram proud of youth field that bears his name
CLEVELAND -- A piece of paper sat on the seat at José Ramírez’s locker last week. He walked into the clubhouse and glanced down at the colorful printout. For a second, his eyes squinted, curious what was in front of him. Quickly, he burst out into an enormous grin and...
- VideoYouth star earns JFEA
Softball player Kristin White receives Jennie Finch Empowerment award, presented by Arm and Hammer
- Little League Classic a childhood dream come true for Lorenzen
WASHINGTON -- Michael Lorenzen only has good memories of Little League from growing up in Southern California, and not only from his playing days. As the youngest of four baseball-playing brothers whose ages spanned 10 years, Lorenzen was at East Anaheim Little League a lot. Decades later, the 31-year-old Phillies...
- VideoLittle League Classic 101
Ahead of Sunday's sixth annual Little League Classic game, Play Ball looks back at prior events to show us what it's all about
- Reds RBI baseball, softball reach new heights in 2023
For the second time in just three years, the Reds RBI program sent two teams to the Nike RBI World Series. The Reds Nike RBI senior baseball team and Reds Nike RBI softball team both punched their tickets by winning their Central Regional Tournament in Chicago, sweeping the competition, 5-0....
- Australia's two-way superstar Genevieve Beacom drawing Ohtani comparisons
THUNDER BAY, Ontario -- Genevieve Beacom has always been the outlier. Growing up playing mostly on men's teams, one memory crystalizes that best in the 6-foot-2 lefty's mind: Playing in an under-12s competition, she faced an opponent who simply did not want to get in the box. It wasn't because...
- Naomi Ryan is the 16-year-old star at the center of America's lineup
THUNDER BAY, Ontario -- There was a lot on the line when the United States took on Canada in the WBSC Women's World Cup group stage on Thursday night. For one, success in this tournament is paramount as the top two teams and a wild card advance to the finals...