USSSA Pride Trade Shipman and Del Ponte for Draft Picks

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Kissimmee, FL—The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announce the trade of Madison Shipman and Brigette Del Ponte to the Scrap Yard Dawgs in exchange for 2016 and 2017 NPF College Draft picks. The Pride acquire the rights to the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft and Scrap Yard’s first pick in the second and third rounds of the 2017 NPF College Draft. “Coming into the 2016 season, we lost some key veteran players and added a new coaching staff. After evaluating the roster with our new staff and the roles of each player, we felt this move was the best thing for these … [Read more...]

League Announces 2016 Regular Season Schedule

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Nashville, TN – December 7, 2015  - A robust 150 total game slate will make up the regular season schedule for National Pro Fastpitch in 2016. The schedule is the most ambitious since the league’s inaugural season in 2004, with each of the six affiliate teams playing a 50 game total of evenly dispersed home and away dates. The NPF 2016 schedule begins May 31st and concludes on August 14th. The 2016 Opening Day match-up will feature the PA Rebellion hosting the Akron Racers on May 31st. Scrap Yard Dawgs will open June 2nd on the road versus the 2015 Cowles Cup Champions, Chicago Bandits. One … [Read more...]

Championship Series Venue Re-location Announced for 2016

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Atlanta, GA – December 3, 2015 - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the 2016 Championship Series will be held at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa Alabama and will take place August 19-23. Rhoads is the home field of the National Champion University of Alabama softball team and holds the prestigious honor of leading the nation in NCAA regular season attendance for the past 9 consecutive years. The previous award of the Championship Series was for a three-year stint, 2014-2016, and placed the league’s hallmark event at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. However, due to scheduling conflicts in … [Read more...]

National Pro Fastpitch Winter Meeting To Highlight League’s Rapid Growth

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ATLANTA (Dec. 1, 2015) –At its Winter Meeting this week (Dec. 3-4) in Atlanta, National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)–the premier women’s pro softball league –will host team owners and GMs as they work with Commissioner Cheri Kempf to manage the ongoing success of one of the fastest-growing professional sports leagues in the country. On the table will be issues that most fledgling sports organizations would love to be dealing with. Attendance is up. TV coverage and viewership is on the rise. The six-team league is expanding with new club franchises in major metropolitan markets like Houston. The … [Read more...]

National Pro Fastpitch Selects French/West/Vaughan To Grow Women’s Professional Softball League

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RALEIGH (Nov. 10, 2015) French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s leading independently held public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, has been selected as PR, marketing and sponsorship development agency of record for National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), the premier women’s professional softball league that is gaining fans on TV and in team markets across the country. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the … [Read more...]