Network Program: Softball 360
Softball 360 showcases the Long Haul Bombers Stadium Power Tour, ASA Softball’s biggest tournaments and TEAM USA.
Hosted By Jennie Finch:
Finch started playing softball at age 5, and pitching at age 8. She played college softball for University of Arizona, where she was a three-time All-American pitcher, first baseman and “Honda Award” winner for Player of the Year. Her jersey number, 27, was retired by the University of Arizona when she graduated. Jennie began playing for the USA Women’s National Team in 2001. She was named to the 2004 Olympic team and went 15-0 in the month leading up to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Finch had a 2–0 win–loss record in the 2004 Games, striking out 13 batters in eight innings while giving up only one hit, one walk and no runs. Jennie’s pitching helped lead the Americans to the gold medal. In 2005, Jennie married Houston Astros’ pitcher Casey Daigle. The couple had their son, Ace, in May of 2006, just six weeks before Jennie would compete internationally. Jennie played in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and helped lead the team to the gold medal game, where they lost to Japan and won silver at the sport’s last Olympic Games. She was last a member of the 2010 Women’s National Team and helped lead Team USA to win its seventh consecutive World Championship title. She retired during the summer of 2010 and now she and Casey are the proud parents of three children, Ace, Diesel and Paisley and reside in Louisiana.