For girls in baseball, Little League not the end

...of the Schenectady, N.Y., team that won the 1954 Little League World Series, said of Baker. "She's a pretty good pitcher."Ghazaleh Sailors, a pitcher at NCAA Division III University of Maine at Presque Isle, said that she was harassed...

GreenJackets Gameday: Savannah's Taylor vs. Augusta's Ysla

...plus when the spin is tight. His feel for the pitch has been inconsistent. Luis Ysla has settled in as one of the best pitchers in the South Atlantic League by ERA. He's first among active pitchers at 2.34. The top arm is Greensboro's...

Former A's, Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch dies

...Welch's passing," A's left-hander Sean Doolittle wrote. "The A's organization lost not only one of its best pitchers, but one of its best people."No one answered the door at Welch's home Tuesday, which had been sealed with a...

Florida beats Alabama to claim first softball national title

...championship series 2-0. Florida was the national runner-up in 2009 and 2011.Jackie Traina, one of the nation's best pitchers, gave up five runs in 1 1-3 innings before getting pulled for Alabama (53-13).Florida coach Tim Walton chose...

Daily Prospect Report: April 23

...potential, but I like Ray's chances. Jesse Biddle (Phillies AA): 7 IP, 2 H, BB, 10 K. Biddle is probably the best pitcher in the Phillies system, using a good fastball and curveball from the left side. His changeup has plus potential...

Daily Prospect Report: April 21

...Severino (Yankees A): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 8 K. Severino has an electric arm with a fastball that runs mid-90s. The Yankees are taking him along slowly, but he should be one of the better pitchers in the South Atlantic League this season.

Brian McCann praises Carlos Gomez and Jose Fernandez following confrontations last year

...after the game for his behavior."You scream, I'll scream back. There's no code," McCann said. "He was the best pitcher I faced last year. He's going to be great for a lot of years to come. I've got respect for him. I enjoy the way...

Hall of Fame slugger, revered broadcaster Ralph Kiner dies

...games."As one of baseball's most prolific power hitters for a decade, Ralph struck fear into the hearts of the best pitchers of baseball's Golden Era despite his easygoing nature, disarming humility and movie-star smile," Hall President...

Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer win Cy Young awards

...Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers have won baseball's Cy Young Awards.Kershaw won the prize as the National League's best pitcher for the second time in three seasons after leading the majors with a 1.83 ERA.The 25-year-old lefty with a big-breaking...

Boston's Victorino scratched from lineup for Game 4

...said. "Lucky to come away with just a few runs. It could have been 10 instead of five."Wainwright was one of the best pitchers in the majors this year, tying for the NL lead with 19 victories. ORTIZ'S GLOVE: David Ortiz's production at...