In this episode, we hear the story of two corner infielders/ power-hitters from two different corners of the U.S. who first met in 2019 on a softball field in Austria as import players, leading their new team to the Austrian Softball League Championships.
 
Brittany McGuire (Florida Gulf Coast University) hit a clutch, come-from-behind grand slam late in game 1 of the best-of-three semi-final series against the reigning champs, while Kailyn Campbell (Central Washington University) hit for the cycle in game 2 of the series en route to securing the sweep.
 
The duo were the only two imports for the Wr. Neustadt Crazy Chicklets in 2019, so Brittany had to assume the role as a two-way player, despite not having pitched in college. Despite the lack of imported collegiate level pitching, the 3-4 combo of Kailyn and Brittany brought a much-needed 1-2 punch to the offense of a young Chicklets team, a team based in a small town of approximately 43,000 which is located about 30 minutes outside of Vienna, Austria. This was Kailyn’s second season as the Chicklets import, and she welcomed the protection in the lineup that Brittany brought, which was missing in 2018.
 
Although very similar in what they bring to the table as a softball player, this single season experience will be a different moment in their softball career scrapbook. For Brittany, this was a one-and-done experience as she moves on to pursue a coaching career in the U.S. whereas, for Kailyn, this second season overseas is just one of many more to come. In fact, Kailyn, after just finishing up her master’s degree, acquired the BBJO lifetime membership (view profile) and is open to offers for “at least the next 2 to 3 years”, both in the winter and summer.

Travel the world using baseball or softball as your ticket

Our baseball and softball members get paid to play or coach overseas year-round, mostly in Europe and Australia.

There are a variety of levels overseas which present opportunities for both the college grad and the established professional.

After signing up for a membership I received several offers within as little as two weeks. The entire process was extremely easy due to the hands-on assistance of CEO David Burns who seemed to take a personal interest in my success. Signing up was quite literally one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.

Ryan Saunders - Australia x 2, Austria x 2

It has been nothing short of amazing. Everyone has been so welcoming. Although the softball has been great and I’ve made wonderful friends, I think learning about the Kiwi and Maori culture has been my favorite part of the experience. I could mever have imagined that softball could open so many doors and roads for me.

Shivaun Landeros - New Zealand x 3, Netherlands

I just wanted to thank you for your service and the help you have provided throughout the process. To be honest, I was a little nervous when I first signed up for your website, but the process has been nothing but convenient and efficient. It has been everything I had hoped for and more.  Thank you so much for helping me extend my baseball career and see the world at the same time.
Alex Merithew - Australia, Belgium

The BBJO website was the best thing that has happened to me in my baseball career. In a matter of two weeks after creating an account I was playing my first game in Australia. David and his team work quickly and efficiently.

Andrew Medeiros - Australia, Belgium, France, Czech Republic

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you and appreciate everything you, Jimmy, and everyone with baseballjobsoverseas have done for me over the past 3 years. You gave me the opportunity to travel and open my mind to the world while doing the one and only thing I truly love to do, play baseball. My experience was life changing and worth every second.

Jared van Hoon - Australia x 3

I have loved my experience with BBJO. You guys offer so much support I felt so comfortable and confident throughout the process. You can tell you care about players. There seems to be endless opportunities and the various offers made it a tough decision.

Sydney Underhill - The Netherlands