Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Bye & Sell

Team Ownership Turmoil in the NPF
By SpartanIlliniCub
TSC Contributor

Over the past year, two National Pro Fastpitch teams out of six are under new ownership and one has closed up shop for the season. In September 2008 majority ownership of the Chicago Bandits was transferred to then minority owner Bill Sokolis, and last month the Washington Glory was sold, and the New […]

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 […]

Future Shock

What Lies Ahead for the NPF
By Selena Collins
Chicago Bandit All-Star Catcher 2005/2006
In thinking about the National Pro Fastpitch league and the growth that it has or has not made, I feel more concerned that I do encouraged. I worry that the league has not grown in the past 5 years it has been up and […]

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 […]