Jennie Finch Expecting Second Child

01/10/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
Sara De Boer/Startraks

She recently retired from professional softball to focus on family — and Jennie Finch has decided to expand hers.

The Olympian and husband Casey Daigle are expecting their second child in late June, the softball star tells PEOPLE exclusively. The new baby will join big brother Ace Shane, 4½.

“Casey and I are beyond excited to be expecting our second child,” Finch, 30, says. “We love being parents to Ace and feel extremely blessed to grow our family. Ace can’t wait to be a big brother!”

After winning gold in Athens and silver in Beijing, Finch is now “a mommy, first and foremost!”

She also works with kids at the Jennie Finch Softball Academy and Jennie Finch Softball Camps, and is co-chair of ‘nPLAY, a coalition of pro athletes dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.

Finch and Daigle, a Major League Baseball pitcher who has played for the Diamondbacks, Twins, Rangers and Astros, wed in 2005.

— Sarah Michaud

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Jgirl on

I love Jennie Finch, and I love her son’s name! Congratulations on the wonderful news.

Taylor on

So excited for her and her family! Ace is a cutie and the new addition is sure to be too! (:

Frank on

Congratulations to Jennie and her husband! 🙂 So happy for them! 🙂

Alison on

Love Jennie! She’s one of my favorite parts of the Summer Olympics. So happy for her and her family. I’m sure this baby will be just as cute as Ace is.

Amy on

I was wondering a few months ago about her and her cutie! Great news!! 🙂

tink1217 on

wow is there something in the water celebs and athletes are drinking lately??? Congrats!

FC on

Many best wishes to Jenny and Casey on this new pregnancy. Another surprise for me, besides Victoria Beckham’s. 🙂

Mekaylah on