Five Core Pitches of Softball

  Lori Manning, an experienced educational administrator and current student at Western Governors University, has played and coached softball extensively. Lori Manning has coached softball at multiple schools, including St. Gregory’s University and Anderson University. Softball pitchers tend to learn five distinct pitches as part of their training. The first is the fastball, which requires… Read More Five Core Pitches of Softball

Obstruction Rule Change Approved for 2018 College Softball Season

A former educational administrator, Lori Manning is pursuing an MBA from Western Governors University. Lori Manning previously served as a college softball coach. Rule changes are an integral aspect of sports. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel is responsible for adopting new rules in college softball, and this past summer, the panel approved a rule… Read More Obstruction Rule Change Approved for 2018 College Softball Season

The Importance of Bunting in Fastpitch Softball

  A Western Governors University MBA student, Lori Manning has experience in academic leadership positions such as executive director of ZES Educational Services. A former softball standout at Oklahoma Baptist University, Lori Manning has also served as a community coach, teaching players the fundamentals of softball spanning pitching, catching, and hitting. One important aspect of… Read More The Importance of Bunting in Fastpitch Softball

The Value of the Sacrifice Bunt in Softball

  Lori Manning is an experienced educational administrator and accomplished athlete. When she is not studying for her MBA courses at Western Governors University, Lori Manning enjoys coaching and watching softball. She is especially skilled as a hitting coach. Softball players must learn a variety of hitting techniques, though one of the most strategically important… Read More The Value of the Sacrifice Bunt in Softball