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Bleav in Softball

Get insight into the world of softball from host and former Stanford player, Jenna Becerra!

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Latest Episodes

Erika Piancastelli – Good Vibes

Jenna is joined by Athletes Unlimited pro, Team Italy captain, future Tokyo Olympian, NCAA All-American and 4X Southland Conference POY at McNeese State, Erika Piancastelli! They break down the AU launch, adjusting to the new league (points, drafts, catching, etc), swinging away on a 3-0 count, her favorite Italian food (and how Chicago ranks), European … Continued

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Karissa Hovinga – Unlimited

Jenna is joined by Athletes Unlimited pro, Team Canada Olympic hopeful, Canadian Wild NPF pitcher, and 3X Pac-12 champion at Oregon, Karissa Hovinga! Ahead of Opening Day, they talk all things AU – what it’s like in the bubble, what to expect, their social impact work, the swag, etc. Plus, playing through all climates, the … Continued

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Taylor Becerra – For A Reason (Pt 2)

Jenna and Taylor Becerra finish their conversation. In part 2, the Becerra ladies talk about her experience in postseason and the Women’s College World Series, overcoming injuries and adversity, being a team player, building the culture at ASU, coaching and her future aspirations, and a hilarious game of Safe or Out – featuring slapping, visors, … Continued

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Taylor Becerra – Cousins? (Pt 1)

Jenna is joined by Arizona State softball alum, All Pac-12 player, fellow third baseman and SoCal native, and possible cousin (?), Taylor Becerra! In part 1 of their conversation, the Becerra ladies discuss having a last name that no one can pronounce/spell, figuring out if they’re related, her recruiting path and journey at ASU, third … Continued

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Double Play

In the strangest year softball has seen, getting back to fundamentals and strengthening our mentality is more important than ever. Jenna highlights top physical and mental softball tips from the Double Play Tip of the Week segment, covering all the basics – warmups, pitching, throwing, defense, hitting, baserunning, and recovery. Plus, she shares interesting news … Continued

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Lauren Lappin – Swiss Army Knife

Jenna is joined by Chicago Bandits Head Coach, University of Missouri St Louis assistant coach, 2008 Olympic silver medalist, 2X NFCA All-American, and 2X Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, Lauren Lappin! The Stanford alums chat about the true impact of versatility, full circle dreams, family inspiration, Stanford Softball memories (duh), carving her path to … Continued

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Sashel Palacios – Spark

Jenna is joined by longtime Team Mexico catcher, future Olympian, NPF player, pro athlete for Athletes Unlimited, and All Pac-12 catcher at Arizona State, Sashel Palacios! She talks Latina representation, the Olympic qualifier, pro softball’s impact, growing at ASU, embracing U of A for her sister (!), being the “chispa” her dad taught her to … Continued

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Host Info

Jenna Becerra

Jenna Becerra is a sports broadcaster, content creator, and former softball player at Stanford University. Jenna was a Pac-12 All-Conference honoree, 3x NFCA Scholar-Athlete, 3x Pac-12 All-Academic award recipient, and the first and only Stanford player to hit grand slams in back to back games. She was the definition of versatility, playing infield, outfield, and pitcher, as well as hitting both right and left-handed. Jenna earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s in Media Studies from Stanford. She was previously a sideline reporter, host, and radio broadcaster covering Stanford Athletics and spent time in the tech world in Silicon Valley. Jenna currently does color commentary and play-by-play for the Pac-12. Born in Camarillo, CA, she started playing softball at the age of 4 and now strives to use her voice as a broadcaster and writer to give back to the game. Jenna hopes to bring her experience as a player and her background in media together to share deep insight into the world of softball.