Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch
E06 - Chelsea Forkin (AUS)

E06 - Chelsea Forkin (AUS)

July 6, 2021
For Episode 6, we travelled to Ota City, Gunma prefecture, about 80 kilometres outside of Tokyo, to chat with Chelsea Forkin!
 
From her start as the 2003 Baseball.com.au Women's Nationals batgirl to the 2004 World Cup Baseball All-World Team, onto numerous World Championships with Softball Australia and a USA Pro Softball career, before returning to the Team Australia Baseball in 2016, Chelsea's resume with either bat and ball is one to be envied.
 
And on July 1, she was named to the Australian Olympic Team 15-woman softball squad for Tokyo 2020! 
 
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E05 - Risa Nakashima (JPN)

E05 - Risa Nakashima (JPN)

June 16, 2021

#WomensBaseballInsidePitch Episode 5 has dropped!

After travelling from Australia to the USA, over to the UK, back across to Canada, this week we are off to the land of the rising sun - Japan!

We chat with five-time World Cup rep Risa Nakashima who started her Team Japan playing career in 2002 before going on to win four world titles between 2008 and 2014.

Moving into the coaching ranks, Risa was an assistant coach for Team Japan in 2016 and Team Australia in 2018.

For the 2020/21 World Cup (fingers crossed we see it played soon) Risa will aim to lead Japan to a seventh straight World Cup gold as the Women’s National Team Head Coach.

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E04 - Daphnee Gelinas (CAN)

E04 - Daphnee Gelinas (CAN)

June 1, 2021

#WomensBaseballInsidePitch Episode 4 - Bonjour fans! 

Bienvenue to episode four of Women's Baseball, The Inside Pitch which features Canadian National Women’s Team member Daphnee Gelinas.

24yo Daphnee, who hails from Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province, talks with us about how she got started in the sport in Canada (teaser - she is actually a leftie who decided to switch so she could catch!), juggling training in sub-zero degree temperatures, her rise through the ranks of the national team, her amazing performance at the 2018 World Cup and a whole lot more women’s baseball!! 

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E03 - Amanda ‘Doris’ Hocking (UK)

E03 - Amanda ‘Doris’ Hocking (UK)

May 18, 2021

For episode three of women’s baseball the inside pitch, we travel to Cornwall, a town located on England’s most southwestern tip to catch up with Amanda, Doris, Hocking. 

It was pretty obvious to most who knew her that Amanda was destined to make a difference in the world of baseball. 

After getting her first baseball ball and glove at age 7, she took it to school and convinced them to switch from rounders to baseball. 

And from little things, big things grow. Over the last few years, Amanda founded Women’s Baseball UK (WB-UK), was named first General Manager of the GB Women’s Team and has overseen the development of the Women's Baseball UK League which begins May 22! 

Amanda also shares with us how she credits baseball with saving her life, and we discuss the aftermath of “that post” that dominated social media. 

So sit back, grab a cup of tea, and enjoy episode three of women’s baseball the inside pitch. 

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E02 - Veronica Alvarez (USA)

E02 - Veronica Alvarez (USA)

May 4, 2021

My next guest for episode two needs no introduction, mainly because to do so would take longer than the podcast interview!

But I wanted to provide a snapshot of what is fast becoming of the most impressive baseball resumes going around, and it is not even close to being complete. 

To summarise, as a player she was a collegiate softball player with Villanova, a 4 time World Cup representative for USA Baseball Women’s National Team & won two medals.

As a coach, she took over the Head Coach role of the USA Women’s National Team Coach in 2019 and has been a member of the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball coaching staff since 2019.

And of course, because she is simply a superwoman, she is a firefighter by trade! 

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did with Veronica Alvarez. 

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E01 - Laura Neads (AUS)

E01 - Laura Neads (AUS)

April 20, 2021

G'Day! Welcome to Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch. 

In the leadoff spot is Australia’s Laura Neads, or Lulu as she is known to most!

Lulu, 31, has been playing baseball for nearly 25 years, with half of it spent in the Australian squad.

In this episode, she tells us about her journey through the sport from a seven-year-old in teeball, to her national team debut, pitching for Australia in a World Cup final, overcoming injuries, and she talks openly about the tragic loss of her best mate, and friend to many of us, Jacinda Barclay.

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E00 - The Inside Pitch teaser!

E00 - The Inside Pitch teaser!

April 12, 2021

G'day everyone, and welcome to the very first episode of Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch!

Join host and six-time World Cup representative Amy McCann, for some of the inside stories of the elite players and coaches and a host of trailblazing women making their way in baseball all across the world.

Through in-depth interviews, we will learn how they got into the sport, where their passion lies, honed their skills. We will also hear about their challenges and motivations and what drives them each day.

So if you’re a fan of baseball, women’s baseball, women’s sports or simply are looking for a unique podcast where you will meet some amazing people, then grab a hotdog and drink, and join me for a trip around the bases in Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch.

Tune in on Wednesdays, with the first one dropping on April 21 and featuring Australia’s World Cup legend Laura Neads! 

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