Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Impact in the Big Apple

Pro Softball Returns to the Northeast with the Comets
By Josh Allen
TSC Contributor
What goes around comes around. It’s been seven long years since the National Pro Fastpitch league fielded a team in the New York area in the Juggernauts, and three years since any NPF team has played in the Northeast period, but the league […]

Sea to Shining Sea

The NPF Extends from Atlantic to Pacific
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
The National Pro Fastpitch league may have dwindled down to a mere four teams during the current economic downturn, but that hasn’t stopped it from expanding its fan base geographically. The NPF’s newest team, the Diamonds, is relocating from Kissimmee, Florida, to South Carolina. And last […]

2011 Pro Draft Bonanza!

This Year’s NPF College Senior Draft is Star-Studded
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
2011 National Pro Fastpitch Draft Results
Round One
NPF Diamonds - Kelsi Dunne, P, University of Alabama
Akron Racers - Taylor Schlopy, OF, University of Georgia
USSSA Pride - Jenn Salling, 2B, University of Washington
Chicago Bandits - Dorian Shaw, 1B, University of Michigan
Round Two
Pride - Kelsey Bruder, OF, University […]

Popularity Contest

Jennie Finch Tops the List of Softball’s Most-Tweeted
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Twitter is a neat little website that allows users to create an account and post their thoughts in blocks of 144 characters or less. These posts are called “tweets.” The site has become wildly popular with all sorts of athletes, entertainers, musicians, and other celebrities, […]

Orlando: New Pro Mecca

National Pro Fastpitch’s Migration to Florida Gains Momentum
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
Following in the footsteps of the current National Pro Fastpitch champion USSSA Pride, the Tennessee Diamonds have pulled up stakes and moved to the sunbelt near Walt Disney World. That places two of the four current NPF teams squarely in the Orlando area.
The other two […]

Unfinished Business

Retiring Superstar Jennie Finch Has One Last Prize to Win
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
With the end of her incredible softball career now less than a month away, Jennie Finch can sit back and bask in the glory of having won all of the major accolades her sport has to give, including an Olympic gold medal.
All of […]

Racing into the Lead

The Akron Racers Sit Atop the Pro Softball World at 2010’s Midpoint
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
As the National Pro Fastpitch league reaches the midpoint of its 2010 regular season, three of its teams remain in a tight race for top spot in the standings: the Akron Racers (12-6) lead the pack, with the USSSA Florida Pride (11-7) […]