The 25 Hottest Softball Players Ever

Scott HowardContributor IMay 31, 2011

The 25 Hottest Softball Players Ever

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    Think of a female softball player and you probably think of someone that looks like this. Don't get me wrong, it's girls like that which make the USA softball team the best in the world year in and year out, but they're not exactly easy on the eyes.

    There are, however, plenty of softball players that are unfairly stereotyped as husky and unattractive, when they're actually quite the opposite.

    Here's a list of the hottest softball players ever. And, of course, it wouldn't be a softball game without a few ringers thrown in at the end.

25. Angela Tincher

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16:  College softball athlete Angela Tincher arrives at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  The 2008 ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 20 at 9PM ET on ESPN.  (Photo by Albe
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    Tincher is a former All-American pitcher from Virginia Tech who was selected in the first round of the NPF draft by the Akron Racers.

    She was the ACC Pitcher of the Year in 2008 and led the nation in strikeouts (651) and ERA (0.62).

    She also knows how to wear a gown.

24. Megan Gregory

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    A Michigan softball player until 2009, Gregory was a utility player off the bench for the Wolverines.

    Sure, the picture may be a little hazy, but it doesn't take too much imagination to see how hot this girl would be in real life.

23. K'lee Arredondo

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    Arredondo was a shortstop at the University of Arizona.

    She is a switch-hitter and finished her career in the top 10 on the doubles list in Arizona history.

    She comes from a long line of talented and attractive softball players at the University of Arizona.

22. Katy Beth Sherman

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    A senior at the University of Houston, Sherman played outfield and started 59 of the Cougars' 60 games in 2011.

    She was also second on the team with a .333 average.

    Apparently, she also moonlights in pageants or was her high school prom queen. Either way, it's good enough to make our list.

21. Megan Willis

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    Willis is a former University of Texas standout behind the plate. She also played professionally for the Chicago Bandits.

    People don't really pay much attention to professional softball, but if they get more players like Willis, then maybe more will start.

20. Callista Balko

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    Another Arizona Wildcat to make the list, Balko played catcher until 2008.

    She helped lead the Wildcats to the 2006 and 2007 national championships.

    I'm not sure if she's got anything to do with BALCO, but suddenly her national championship-level performance is somewhat suspect.

19. Caitlin Lowe

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Softball player Caitlin Lowe walks on stage during the 29th annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards presented by the Women's Sports Foundation at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on October 14, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lov
    Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

    A member of the USA softball team, Lowe recorded the first inside-the-park home run in Olympics history in 2008.

    Not surprisingly, Lowe is a graduate of the University of Arizona, class of 2007.

18. Jessica Mendoza

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12:  Olympic Softball player Jessica Mendoza attends the 31st Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala at The Waldorf-Astoria on October 12, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
    Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

    Mendoza was a four-time first-team All-American as an outfielder at Stanford University.

    She also played for Team USA from 2004-10, where she won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics and a silver in 2008.

17. Lauren Peters

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    An outfielder for the North Carolina State Wolfpack, Peters does not make this list for her bat.

    She struggled last year, hitting .154.

    Maybe she spent too much time at the beach. But that's OK with us.

16. Kayla Cox

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    This photo is of Cox in high school, but she's now a freshman at North Carolina State.

    Cox has stepped in to become the staff's ace, sporting a 14-14 record and a 2.83 ERA in her first season.

    If this whole softball thing doesn't work out, her name would probably allow her to thrive in another field.

15. Kimi Pohlman

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    Pohlman helped lead the Washington Huskies to the 2009 NCAA title as a freshman. She was named a member of the All-Tournament Team.

    Last year, the outfielder helped lead the Huskies back to the Women's College World Series.

14. Cat Osterman

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 14:  Softball player Cat Osterman poses for a portrait during the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summitt at the Palmer House Hilton on April 14, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
    Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

    Osterman is one of the nation's top pitchers, excelling at the University of Texas before leading Team USA to a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics and a silver in 2008.

    She's extremely tall and lanky, which helps her throw at a tremendous velocity from the left side. That may have helped her strike out 33 batters in a 14-inning high school game.

    No, that's not a typo.

13. Megan Gibson

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    Megan Gibson starred at Texas A&M, where she won Big 12 Player of the Year honors in her senior season in 2008.

    Her prowess allowed her to be selected second overall by the Philadelphia Force (shouldn't it be the Phorce?) in the NPF Draft in 2008, and earned her an appearance at the Celebrity Softball Game in 2009.

12. Macie Morrow

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    Morrow just finished her career at Texas A&M, where she was the starting shortstop for the Aggies.

    Morrow hit .264 last year for the Aggies.

    She was called the hottest player in college softball by Frat House Sports.

11. Adrienne Acton

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    Another former Wildcat, Acton played outfield for Arizona until 2008.

    Acton platooned at right field in her senior year, but she didn't receive notoriety for her play on the softball field.

10. Lauren Mirabal

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    Mirabal couldn't crack the lineup at UCLA, but saw time as a utility player.

    Lucky for her, she had enough talent to make it into the starting lineup on our list.

9. Amber Tramp

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    Tramp played at Ole Miss until this past season, but she may be better known for her looks off the field.

    As a sophomore, she was named Miss Coed by Coed Magazine. We'll take it.

8. Taryne Mowatt

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    HOLLYWOOD - JULY 11:  College softball pitcher Taryne Mowatt winner of the 'Best Female Athlete' poses for photos in the press room during the 2007 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 11, 2007 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/G
    Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

    Mowatt is a former All-American pitcher for, who else, Arizona.

    Mowatt threw a perfect game at Arizona. She also hit a home run in the opening game of the 2006 Women's College World Series national championship round.

    Yeah, she seems to have the complete package.

7. Whitney Baker

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    Not to be outdone by their Pac-10 rivals, defending champion UCLA brings another gem to this list.

    Baker was a pitcher on the 2010 UCLA squad, going 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA.

    She also has a small gallery on Frat House Sports.

6. Julie Burney

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    Burney is now an undergraduate assistant coach with the UCLA softball team, but she had a prolific career there as well.

    She helped lead the Bruins to the national championship in 2010 with a .318 average, 18 home runs and 48 RBI. 

5. Francesca Enea

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    An outfielder at the University of Florida, Enea helped lead Florida to three-straight trips to the College World Series.

    Proving that chicks do indeed dig the long ball, she left Florida in 2010 as the SEC's all-time leader in home runs.

4. Jennie Finch

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14:  USA Softball Olympian Jennie Finch arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    Jennie Finch is the one given credit for bringing sexy to softball.

    And, no, that doesn't automatically make her the queen of this list.

    Finch was a national champion at Arizona and an Olympian. She's also married to former MLB pitcher Casey Daigle. Their kid's going to have some serious potential on the mound.

3. Jenn Brown

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    Yes, that Jenn Brown. This ESPN announcer actually played softball for four years at the University of Florida.

    She was used mostly as a pinch-runner.

    As you can see, she blossomed in her career after softball.

2. Ashley Constantini

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    Constantini played softball at Seton Hall.

    She recorded a career-best .224 batting average in her senior year in 2007.

    Seton Hall isn't known for its softball prowess. Judging by this picture, neither is Constantini.

    Here is the rest of Christopher String's gallery of Constantini.

1. Bianca Cruz

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    Cruz played third base for Arizona State, helping lead the Sun Devils to the 2006 Women's College World Series.

    After her career, she used her off-the-field talents to go into modeling.

    This page on Busted Coverage states that she needed voters' help to become a Maxim hottie. I don't really think she needed much help.

The Ringers: 10. Jessica Lowndes

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    Jessica Lowndes is an actress best known for her work on the new version of 90210.

    Here she is playing at the Hollywood Stars Celebrity Softball Game at Dodger Stadium. I'm not sure if she'll be able to slide, but we certainly do appreciate the shorts.

9. Annie Wersching

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    ST. LOUIS - JULY 12: Actress Annie Wersching during the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    Annie Wersching is an actress perhaps best known for her work on the television show, 24.

    She's also an avid celebrity softball player who appeared at the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game in 2009 in St. Louis.

8. Ashanti

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    ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 12:  Singer Ashanti takes part in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Ashanti repped her hometown New York Yankees at the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game in 2009.

    Haven't heard much from her in terms of music in the past few years, so maybe she's planning a second career as a softball player.

7. Shawn Johnson

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    ST. LOUIS - JULY 12: US Olympian Shawn Johnson fields the ball during the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    No, that's not one of the ball girls at your local ballpark. That's Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, who also fancies herself a softball player.

    Shawn won the individual all-around silver medal in Beijing in 2008, but we know that deep down she considers herself a softball player.

6. Jenna Fischer

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    ST. LOUIS - JULY 12: Actress Jenna Fisher runs onto the field during the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    I always wondered how Pam from The Office would fare if Dunder Mifflin ever set up a company softball team.

    We got our answer in 2009 when Jenna Fischer participated in the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game in St. Louis.

5. Carrie Underwood

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    Carrie Underwood is married to hockey player Mike Fisher, so she's no stranger to athletics. That's why she was one of the first celebrities to sign up for the City of Hope softball challenge.

    If she hits the ball anything like she hits the notes when she sings, I want Carrie on my team.

4. Rachel Smith

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    SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 08:  Miss USA Rachel Smith takes part in the Taco Bell Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at AT&T Park on July 8, 2007 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    Rachel Smith won the Miss USA pageant in 2007 and that allowed her to participate in the 2007 All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.

    At 5'11", Smith might have been a formidable presence on the mound, but it looks like she was content batting and playing the field.

3. Leeann Tweeden

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    PITTSBURGH - JULY 09:  Television personality Leeann Tweeden of the National Team on the field during the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game against the American Team at PNC Park on July 9, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ja
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    We haven't seen a lot of Leeann Tweeden recently, and the sports world is worse for it.

    She's generally a reporter, but she decided to see how the other half lives when she played in the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game in 2006 in Pittsburgh.

2. Maria Menounos

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    Maria Menounos is a television personality and avid Boston sports fan. She's also a staple at the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.

    Any woman who can look that good in a softball uniform is all right in my book.

1. Marisa Miller

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    Marisa Miller is probably best known for being a world-famous underwear and swimsuit model, but her softball fame is a close second.

    Here she is taking a swing at the 2010 All-Star Celebrity Softball Game. I don't know what the result of the swing was, but I hope she held this pose for a while.