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Breaking: Former Arizona softball player Finch retiring

Former Arizona softball pitcher Jennie Finch pitches during a practice last night at Hillenbrand Stadium for the U.S. Olympic team. The Wildcats will face Finch and several other former Wildcats on the national team tonight at 6.
Former Arizona softball pitcher Jennie Finch pitches during a practice last night at Hillenbrand Stadium for the U.S. Olympic team. The Wildcats will face Finch and several other former Wildcats on the national team tonight at 6.

Former Arizona softball pitcher Jennie Finch announced Tuesday that she will retire from professional softball following the season with her National Pro Fastpitch Chicago Bandits.

“”I feel an outpouring of gratitude for so much and for so many that it’s really hard to put into words,”” Finch said in a press release by the Amateur Softball Association of America.

The 29-year-old set NCAA records at Arizona by recording a 32-0 season in her junior year and stringing together 60 wins in a row before she arguably became the face of women’s softball. She led Arizona to the 2001 Women’s College World Series title.

Finch cited spending more time with her family — husband and pitcher Casey Daigle and 4-year-old son Ace — as one reason behind her decision.

 

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