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Liz Hammerschmidt: Exploring Both Sides of the Mask with a Rising NCAA Softball Umpire

Since 2013, Big10 Crew Chief Elizabeth Hammerschmidt has been making her mark as a rising NCAA softball umpire. In this conversation Liz and I explore both sides of the mask—the games, the approach, Liz’s stories, her on-field experiences—but we also get to the heart of some challenges that Liz has faced balancing her personal life with her pursuit of umpiring, as well as the enjoyment she’s found bringing her family along for the ride.

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Jen Pawol: The Approach of a Female Minor League Baseball Umpire in Pursuit of The Dream

Jen Pawol is a Minor League Baseball Umpire, notable of course for being the seventh female umpire hired into Minor League Baseball and one of two females to be currently on the MiLB Umpire Staff. We discuss Jen’s journey to becoming a MiLB Umpire, her perspectives on being a trailblazer in her profession, her thoughts on her fellow female umpires who blazed the trail for her, and much more.

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