HOME OF JENNIE FINCH'S TRAVEL SOFTBALL TEAMS


 

 

 

The Finch’s Aces is a competitive travel girls fastpitch softball program based in Flemington, N.J. grooming young athletes to compete at a collegiate level.

Finch’s Aces plays a competitive national travel schedule, exposing its players to many different tournaments, challenging them to compete at the highest level. The Aces’ commitment to player development is unmatched on the east coast. If you are looking to play softball in college, Finch’s Aces is the program for you. Finch’s Aces boasts six teams; 18U Premier, 18U Showcase, 16U, 14U, 12U and 10U. 

The Aces practice two or more days a week in the fall at our Diamond Nation softball complex. The teams play 3-to-4 fall tournaments, 3-to-4 spring tournaments (10U-14U eligible only) and 5-to-6 tournaments in the summer. Our 18U teams can expect to travel out of state by plane for at least one of the fall tournaments and two or three summer tournaments. 

Our 16U team plays a local schedule with one overnight stay and the 10U-14U teams play a relatively local schedule within the NJ, NY, PA, CT, MA area. The 10U-14U teams also play additional games September-through-October. Practices continue through late November.

The program breaks in December for the holiday and practice resumes for the 16U-18U teams in January, continuing through the end of February. The high school-aged Aces do not play during their high school season. Our 10U-14U eligible players continue to practice and play from March to the end of May.

The Finch’s Aces program is run by Jackie Spina who is also the coach of the 18U Premier Team. 

 

 

About Jennie Finch

Finch started playing softball at age 5, and pitching at age 8.  She played college softball for University of Arizona, where she was a three-time All-American pitcher, first baseman and "Honda Award" winner for Player of the Year.  Her jersey number, 27, was retired by the University of Arizona when she graduated.  Jennie began playing for the USA Women's National Team in 2001.  She was named to the 2004 Olympic team and went 15-0 in the month leading up to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.  Finch had a 2–0 win–loss record in the 2004 Games, striking out 13 batters in eight innings while giving up only one hit, one walk and no runs.  Jennie's pitching helped lead the Americans to the gold medal.  In 2005, Jennie married Houston Astros' pitcher Casey Daigle.  The couple had their son, Ace, in May of 2006, just six weeks before Jennie would compete internationally.  Jennie played in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and helped lead the team to the gold medal game, where they lost to Japan and won silver at the sport's last Olympic Games.  She was last a member of the 2010 Women's National Team and helped lead Team USA to win its seventh consecutive World Championship title.  She retired during the summer of 2010 and now she and Casey are the proud parents of three children, Ace, Diesel and Paisley and reside in Louisiana.

 

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2004 Olympic Games - Gold medal
  • 2008 Olympic Games - Silver medal
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two-time Pan American Gold medalist (2003 & 2007)
  • Three-time World Cup champion (2006, '07, '09)
  • Three-time World Champion (2002 & 2006 & 2010)
  • NPF Co-Pitcher of the Year (2005)

 


 
CONTACT US:

 

EMAIL: Jackie at jspina@diamondnation.com

FRONT DESK: (908) 284-1778 x100

 

PRACTICE LOCATIONS:

 

DIAMOND NATION - 129 RIVER ROAD, FLEMINGTON, NJ

NEXLEVEL -  426 Case Blvd, Flemington, NJ 08822