Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Power Surge

The 2008 NPF Home Run Explosion
Something very unexpected happened in the NPF in 2008: the amount of overall home runs in the league exploded. From 2007 to 2008, NPF home runs increased from 166 to 232; a nearly 40% increase. The team with the biggest increase was the Chicago Bandits, who improved their overall home […]

Home Stretch

The 2008 NPF Season Enters August
As this year’s National Pro Fastpitch season enters its final month, some familiar patterns emerge and a few surprises pop up. The cream eventually rises to the top, and so it is not unexpected that last year’s champion—the Washington Glory—finds itself in first place after a tough back-and-forth struggle with […]

Fastpitch Fireworks

The NPF Heads Into the Fourth of July Weekend
The competition has never been closer as the National Pro Fastpitch season heads into the month of July. Although it may still be too early to start talking about the playoffs, several exciting races are starting to emerge. After missing the 2007 Championship Series by a hair, […]

Off and Running

The 2008 NPF Season Has Begun
Although the 2008 National Pro Fastpitch season is only two weeks old, championship dreams are already starting to build among its six franchises. And why not? Every team is replete with talent and closely matched—making for plenty of exciting softball action on the field! In past years it has been […]

2008 NPF Draft Report Card

Akron Racers
A++
Round 1: Angela Tincher - P - Virginia Tech
Round 2: Kate Robinson - P/1B - Hawaii
Round 3: Shannon Doepking - C - Tennessee
Round 3: Angelina Mexicano - SS - Illinois
Round 3: Susan Ogden - C - Oklahoma
Round 4: Brittany Barnes - Inf - Georgia Tech
The Akron Racers had, in my opinion, the best draft […]