NEW LOGO11Nashville, TN – The National Pro Fastpitch League Office released the 2013 regular season schedule today. The four affiliate teams of the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, NY/NJ Comets, and USSSA Pride will battle each other through 96 total regular season. Each team will play every other team a total of 16 games – 2 Home series’ and 2 Away series’.  Akron and USSSA will both host a total of 7 home series’, Chicago will host 6, and NY/NJ will host 4.

The regular season will open on June 5 when Akron travels to Chicago for a 4 game series. A day later, all four teams will be in action as the series of NY/NJ Comets at USSSA kicks off. This will be inaugural action for the NY/NJ Comets as they enter into their first year of competition in the NPF.

 

A season ago, the USSSA Pride dominated regular season action with a 31-12 record to take home the Ringor Cup regular season title. The Chicago Bandits finished second overall in 2012 at 25-19, and the Carolina Diamonds brought home a third place overall finish at 17-26. Akron will be looking to recover from a 14-30 record and fourth place finish of a year ago.

 

The NPF celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013 as the four affiliate teams will square off in more than 13 different venues. The 2013 action will culminate with the NPF Championship Series to be held in August at the Ballpark at Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. Details regarding the 2013 Championship will be forthcoming in the near future.

 

NPF 2013 Regular Season Schedule

 

June 5                    Akron @ Chicago

June 6                    Akron @ Chicago

June 6                    NY/NJ @ USSSA

June 7                    Akron @ Chicago

June 7                    NY/NJ @ USSSA

June 8                    Akron @ Chicago

June 8                    NY/NJ @ USSSA

June 9                    NY/NJ @ USSSA

June 13                 Akron @ USSSA

June 13                 Chicago @ NY/NJ

June 14                                 Akron @ USSSA

June 14                 Chicago @ NY/NJ

June 15                 Akron @ USSSA (DH)

June 15                 Chicago @ NY/NJ

June 16                 Chicago @ NY/NJ

June 19                 Akron @ NY/NJ

June 20                 Akron @ NY/NJ

June 20                 USSSA @ Chicago

June 21                 Akron @ NY/NJ

June 21                 USSSA @ Chicago

June 22                 Akron @ NY/NJ

June 22                 USSSA @ Chicago

June 23                 USSSA @ Chicago

June 27                 Chicago @ Akron

June 27                 NY/NJ @ USSSA

June 28                 Chicago @ Akron

June 28                                 NY/NJ @ USSSA

June 29                 Chicago @ Akron

June 29                 NY/NJ @ USSSA (DH)

June 30                 Chicago @ Akron

 

July 3                     NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 4                     NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 4                     USSSA @ Akron

July 5                     NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 5                     USSSA @ Akron

July 6                     NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 6                     USSSA @ Akron

July 7                     USSSA @ Akron

July 10                   NY/NJ @ Akron

July 11                   NY/NJ @ Akron

July 11                   Chicago @ USSSA

July 12                   NY/NJ @ Akron

July 12                   Chicago @ USSSA

July 13                   NY/NJ @ Akron

July 13                   Chicago @ USSSA (DH)

July 14                   NY/NJ @ Akron

July 18                   Akron @ Chicago

July 19                   Akron @ Chicago

July 19                   USSSA @ NY/NJ

July 20                   Akron @ Chicago

July 20                   USSSA @ NY/NJ (DH)

July 21                   Akron @ Chicago

July 21                   USSSA @ NY/NJ

July 24                   Akron @ USSSA

July 24                   NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 25                   Akron @ USSSA (DH)

July 25                   NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 26                   Akron @ USSSA

July 26                   NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 27                   NY/NJ @ Chicago

July 29                   Chicago @ USSSA

July 29                   NY/NJ @ Akron

July 30                   Chicago @ USSSA (DH)

July 30                   NY/NJ @ Akron

July 31                   Chicago @ USSSA

July 31                   NY/NJ @ Akron

 

August 1                                Chicago @ NY/NJ

August 2                                Chicago @ NY/NJ

August 2                                USSSA @ Akron

August 3                                Chicago @ NY/NJ (DH)

August 3                                USSSA @ Akron

August 4                                USSSA @ Akron

August 5                                USSSA @ Akron

August 8                                Chicago @ Akron

August 8                NY/NJ @ USSSA

August 9                                Chicago @ Akron

August 9                NY/NJ @ USSSA

August 10              Chicago @ Akron

August 10              NY/NJ @ USSSA (DH)

August 11              Chicago @ Akron

August 14              USSSA @ Chicago

August 15              USSSA @ Chicago

August 15              NY/NJ @ Akron

August 16              USSSA @ Chicago

August 16              NY/NJ @ Akron

August 17              USSSA @ Chicago

August 17              NY/NJ @ Akron

August 18              NY/NJ @ Akron

 

About USSSA Florida Pride:

The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.

About NPF:

National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.

About USSSA:

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!