Finch said the main factors in her decision to retire were her son Ace, born in 2006, and husband Casey Daigle.
“I’d like to have more kids and extend our family,” she said. “And I feel like I’ll have the time to be able to do more to continue to grow this sport, through camps and other ways.”
Taking softball to greater heights is something she’s already achieved.
“Jennie has meant so much to the sport and the growth of it,” said ASA executive director Ron Radigonda. “She has brought it to a whole new level of recognition as a worldwide sport. She has been instrumental in growing the sport on the field as a pitcher, player and hitter, but also as a person.”