Nashville, TN – August 20, 2013 - National Pro Fastpitch will provide full 2013 Championship Series coverage through a combined effort of internet streaming and national television broadcasts. The Championship Series, slated to begin Thursday August 22 and run through Saturday August 24, is the League’s season finale and hallmark event.
Thursday’s 7:00 pm CST game and Friday’s 5:30 pm CST and 8:30 pm CST games will be available through live stream on the NPF website at www.profastpitch.com. Cara Capuano and Barbara Jordan will be on the call.
Saturday will deliver championship action to a worldwide audience as Game 2 of the best of three Final Series is carried live on ESPN2 at 4:00 pm CST. The “if necessary” Game 3 on Saturday will be carried live on ESPN3 and will air Sunday at 4:00 pm CST on ESPN2. Cara Capuano, Leah O’Brien-Amico are on the call with Barbara Jordan on the sideline.
All games are played at The Ballpark at Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. Seeding for the Championship Series is based on the NPF Regular season finish for each team. The Chicago Bandits earned the number one seed after capturing their sixth regular season championship last Saturday night on the very last regular season game for the two teams in title contention, the Chicago Bandits and the USSSA Pride.
Tickets for the 2013 NPF Championship Series are still available on the League website at www.profastpitch.com or by phone at The Ballpark box office.
2013 NPF Championship Series Schedule^
Game 1- Thursday 8/22 7:00 pm: #4 Seed NY/NJ Comets vs. #3 Seed Akron Racers
Game 2- Friday 8/23 5:30 pm: Winner Game 1 vs. #2 Seed USSSA Pride
*Game 3- Friday 8/23 8:30 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. #1 Seed Chicago Bandits
*Game 4- Saturday 8/24 4:00 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. #1 Seed Chicago Bandits
*Game 5 (IF NECESSARY) Saturday 8/24 7:00 pm:
Winner Game 2 vs. #1 Seed Chicago Bandits
^All game times CST
*Denotes Final Series best of three
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.
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.
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!