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PA Rebellion Select Dallas Escobedo as #1 Pick in 2014 National Pro Fastpitch Draft
by anngaff
posted April 1, 2014 at 1:08pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 31, 2014 - Stuart Williams, owner of the Pennsylvania Rebellion, the newest franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League loved spending a weekend seeing the sights in the Music City. He is bringing home some souven...more

Michael Pine of Talon Partnerships & Events To Lead Sales, Sponsorship and Licensing Opportunities for NPF
by anngaff
posted February 25, 2014 at 6:13pm

Nashville, TN – February 25, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the signing of Michael Pine and his new agency Talon Partnerships & Events to lead Sales, Sponsorship and Licensing opportunities for the league. Pine is now the lead ex...more

NPF: Chicago Bandits Re-sign 2009 Defensive Player of the Year for Another Season
by anngaff
posted February 12, 2014 at 5:14pm

Tammy Williams (Photo by Dina Kwit - Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, Ill. – February 12, 2014 - Chicago Bandits GM Aaron M. Moore announced the re-signing of shortstop Tammy Williams for the 2014 season. This will be her fifth s...more

National Pro Fastpitch: 2011 Rookie of the Year Alisa Goler re-signs with Chicago Bandits
by anngaff
posted January 29, 2014 at 11:00pm

(Photo by Dina Kwit - Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch) ROSEMONT, Ill. – January 29, 2014 - Chicago Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore, announced today the re-signing of first baseman/designated player Alisa Goler for the 2014 season. “This is a...more

NPF: Amber Patton re-signs with Chicago Bandits for 6th season
by anngaff
posted January 28, 2014 at 12:38pm

Amber Patton - Photo by Dina Kwit - Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, Ill. – January 27, 2014 - Chicago Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore, announced today the re-signing of Amber Patton for the 2014 season. This will be her 6th season in a Ba...more

2014 National Pro Fastpitch Schedule Released
by anngaff
posted January 23, 2014 at 4:09pm

Nashville, TN – January 23, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch released the 2014 regular season schedule today. The four affiliate teams - Akron Racers,Chicago Bandits, Pennsylvania Rebellion, andUSSSA Florida Pride - will battle each...more

2014 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft Set for Nashville
by anngaff
posted January 10, 2014 at 3:40pm

    Nashville, TN - January 10, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the 2014 College Draft will take place on March 31 in Nashville. For the second year in a row, the NPF College Draft will be held at the Ford Theatre ...more

NPF Announces New Team in Pennsylvania: The Rebellion!
by anngaff
posted November 20, 2013 at 10:51am

Nashville, TN – November 20, 2013 - National Pro Fastpitch announced a brand new market and team for the 2014 season. CONSOL Energy Park located in Washington, PA, will be the new home and venue for the latest addition to professional softball, th...more

2014 NPF Championship Series Awarded to Hoover, Alabama
by anngaff
posted November 19, 2013 at 11:20am

Keilani Ricketts, USSSA Pride - 2-time NCAA Player of the Year Birmingham, AL – November 19, 2013 The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league has awarded their Championship Series to Southern Sports Group, a Birmingham based event management and mar...more

USSSA Florida Pride Defeated the LSU Softball team by a score of 11-0 during an Exhibition Game
by anngaff
posted October 1, 2013 at 12:03pm

Photo by: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer BATON ROUGE, LA – October 1, 2013 – The USSSA Florida Pride defeated the LSU softball team by a score of 11-0 during an exhibition game Monday at Tiger Park which featured a pitching ma...more

USSSA Pride Wins 2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship
by anngaff
posted August 25, 2013 at 9:15am

USSSA Pride (Photo by Dina Kwit)   ROSEMONT, Illinois—August 24, 2013—After a long, hard battle of a best-of-three series, the USSSA Pride captured the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series Title over the regular season...more

NPF Championships: USSSA Pride Defeat Akron Racers to advance to Championship Series
by anngaff
posted August 24, 2013 at 5:40pm

Cat Osterman (Photo by Bill Diehm) ROSEMONT, IL — August 23, 2013 - The USSSA Pride defeated the Akron Racers 2-1 in the second round of the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship to advance to play the Chicago Bandits in the best of...more

NPF Championships: Akron Racers Come From Behind to Advance
by anngaff
posted August 23, 2013 at 9:10am

Sam Marder (Photo by Dina Kwit) Rosemont IL – August 22, 2013 - The Akron Racers (17-32) used a 4-run fifth inning rally to accelerate past the NY/NJ Comets (10-39) for good, in opening round action Thursday night of the 2013 NPF C...more

WOMEN vs MEN IN WASHINGTON: NPF's Akron Racers win Battle of the Sexes 5-2
by anngaff
posted July 17, 2013 at 11:16am

Courtesy of Akron Racers WASHINGTON, PA – July 16, 2013 – When the Akron Racers came to Washington, PA to play an exhibition game, the turf diamond at Consol Energy Park became a battle of different kinds, between men and women, ...more

Oklahoma Pitching Ace Keilani Ricketts Signs with the USSSA Pride
by anngaff
posted July 16, 2013 at 10:15am

Keilani Ricketts (Courtesy of OU Softball)  Kissimmee, Fl – July 15, 2013 - via release - Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma pitching ace and two-time collegiate player of the year, signed a three-year deal with the USSSA Pride Tuesday.&...more

National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series to be held in Rosemont, Aug 22-24
by anngaff
posted July 9, 2013 at 2:41pm

Rosemont, IL, via release – In August, the nation’s top professional softball teams will come to Rosemont to compete in the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship series to be held August 22-24 at The Ballpark at Rosemont. Located at...more

NPF: Akron Racers fall to Chicago Bandits 7-3; Drop home opener
by anngaff
posted June 28, 2013 at 12:27pm

Photo credit: Ohio.com AKRON, OH – June 27, 2013 – The Akron Racers were unable to keep their streak of five wins in a row alive as they lost to the Chicago Bandits, 7-3, in their home opener. The Racers started off strong scoring all of th...more

NPF: Pride Shut Out Comets 3-0 in Series Opener, Osterman Strikes Out 18
by anngaff
posted June 28, 2013 at 12:19pm

Photo: Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride KISSIMMEE, FL – It was another successful night at Osceola County Stadium for the Pride Thursday evening as they beat the NY/NJ Comets 3-0 in the first game of a four-game series.  Cat Osterman faced o...more

NPF: Rachele Fico earns first win with Racers' 8-2 victory over Comets
by anngaff
posted June 21, 2013 at 5:06pm

ALLENTOWN, via release – The Akron Racers’ Rookies have already played an integral role in the team’s success in the 2013 season, and Thursday night was no exception. Rachele Fico, the Racers’ top pick in the 2013 NPF College Draf...more

National Pro Fastpitch: Bandits Blank Comets, 5-0
by anngaff
posted June 15, 2013 at 7:30pm

By Traci Bode Boxscore: http://npf.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=142087 POMONA, New York -- All but two Bandits in the Chicago starting lineup recorded at least one base hit and Monica Abbott tossed a four-hit shutout in the first game of...more

NPF: Sarah Pauly Shines in 8-4 Victory Against Racers
by anngaff
posted June 14, 2013 at 2:41pm

(Photo, right: USSSA Pride Pitcher Sarah Pauly by George Tuley) Corpus Christi, via release - The Pride took down the Akron Racers in an 8-4 win at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas Thursday night, claiming the top spot in the NPF standings. ...more

Cat Osterman Records 13 K’s in Home Opener for the USSSA Pride
by anngaff
posted June 10, 2013 at 4:18am

Photo courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch Kissimmee, FL- The USSSA Pride started off their 2013 season in winning fashion with a 5-1 victory over the NY/NJ Comets on Sunday night in their home opener. Cat Osterman got off to a hot start in what will be ...more

National Pro Fastpitch: Bandits Offense Explodes for 14 Runs Off 16 Hits
by anngaff
posted June 10, 2013 at 4:14am

Photo, right: Watanabe and Yamada (Photo by Dina Kwit) ROSEMONT, Ill., via release – Monica Abbott made her first start of the 2013 season pitching an impressive complete game shutout while only allowing one hit and picking up 11 strikeouts. The ...more

National Pro Fastpitch Reaches 16-Game Deal with ESPN
by anngaff
posted March 29, 2013 at 2:38pm

Photo via USSSAPride.com Six Games to air on ESPN2; Additional 10 Games Live Streamed on ESPN3 Nashville, TN, via release – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) has reached an agreement with ESPN to carry16-games across ESPN2 and ESPN3, making this the ...more

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