Diamond Renews as Official Softball of the NPF

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Nashville, TN – January 26, 2015 - National Pro Fastpitch announced an agreement between the league and Diamond Sports that extends the sporting goods manufacturer as the Official Ball of the NPF through the 2017 season. Diamond became the Official Ball of the NPF in 2006. The NPF 2015 season will mark the 10th anniversary of the NPF/Diamond relationship. The ball category is one of only three exclusive partner/supplier categories that currently exist in the NPF, with the helmet and uniform as the other two. “We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with Diamond Sports as the … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Sign Megan Wiggins

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Kissimmee, FL---The USSSA Florida Pride announced on Thursday the trade for former National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Player of the Year Megan Wiggins. The Pride traded catcher Kristyn Sandberg, the sixth and 14th overall picks in the 2015 NPF Draft to the Pennsylvania Rebellion for Wiggins and the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NPF Draft. Wiggins had been traded from the Chicago Bandits to the Rebellion earlier this week. “The signing of Megan Wiggins brings one of the most powerful bats in the country as well as one of the top defensive outfielders to our lineup. There are not many opportunities … [Read more...]

NPF and USSSA Pride Announce 2015 Schedule

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Kissimmee, FL. – The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league announced their tentative 2015 schedule on Wednesday. The back-to-back NPF Champions will begin the 2015 season on the road against the Dallas Charge—the NPF expansion team—on Saturday, June 6th. The Pride’s first seven games will be played against the Charge in three different locations—Dallas, TX; Kansas City, KS; and one site in Missouri to be named later. In addition to these locations and NPF home bases, the Pride are tentatively making stops in Orlando, FL; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Peoria, IL; York, … [Read more...]

NPF Announces Expansion Team in Texas Beginning 2015 Season

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Nashville, TN - January 8, 2015--National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced today the addition of a fifth affiliate team to compete in league action beginning with the 2015 season. The new team will be based in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX area and will be known as the Dallas Charge.  The Charge joins the existing affiliate teams of the NPF--Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Pennsylvania Rebellion, and USSSA Florida Pride. The Charge become the first NPF franchise to be based in Texas since the Texas Thunder [located in Houston] left for Rockford, Illinois in the 2007 season. “The League is … [Read more...]

New Year, New Goals: Cat’s Corner Vol. 4

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By: Cat Osterman Happy New Year Pride fans! I hope everyone had a happy, safe and love filled holiday season! I just got back to Austin Saturday night after being gone since Dec 19th! The holiday season took me to Charlotte, Houston and Schenectady, NY! I was able to see the Panthers win and clinch a playoff spot, have Santa visit in Houston, and snowboard and ride a bobsled in Lake Placid! I think I covered all my bases, and I’m glad to be home for a while! With a new year always come resolutions! Now, I am a big advocate for making changes when you feel you need to, and not waiting … [Read more...]