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Feb 23, 2023

In our latest edition of In The Circle, Victor Anderson talks about Monica Abbott announcing her retirement from softball and her impact on the game. He reflects on his first time seeing Abbott in college and her remarkable numbers while in Tennessee. We play back thoughts on Monica from her college catcher, Syracuse Head Coach Shannon Doepking, and Ralph & Karen Weekly in Throwback Thursday.
Afterward, we head to Montgomery, Alabama, to chat with Alabama State Head Coach Todd Bradley. Coach previews this year's HBCU Celebration Softball Tournament and shares news about next year's event, which will excite HBCU Softball fans. He talks about his program and the changes made to the SWAC schedule and paying with a chip on their shoulder after falling to Prairie View in last year's SWAC Championship.
We then head to Division III and welcome Belhaven Head Coach Kevin Griffin to the show. The Blazers enter 2023 with high expectations after making it to Super Regionals last year. Coach Griffin talks about moving to a new conference, their brutal schedule, the reason behind it, and the keys to setting up a winning culture at the D3 level.