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Monica Abbott, Cat Osterman Rivalry Sparks National Pro Fastpitch

Updated: August 20, 2014, 12:34 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

Sometimes the future catches you by surprise. And sometimes it looms on the horizon.

Two of the best who ever picked up a softball, Monica Abbott and Cat Osterman, didn't catch anyone by surprise.

That included the man who would one day coach both pitchers on teams that represented the United States in the 2006 ISF World Championship and 2008 Olympics, in addition to the 2004 Olympics, in Osterman's case. Before any of that, Mike Candrea was one of countless college coaches ...

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