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 […]

Pride Wins Regular Season Title

USSSA Ballclub Wins 2012 NPF Regular Season Championship, Rides Wave of Success into Playoffs
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
The Florida USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch league finished up the regular season much as it started: by overwhelming its opponents. The Orlando-based ballclub ended up with a 31-12 record, the best in the league by a […]

A Shot at the Top

Can Last Year’s Worst Pro Team Finish First?
By Kevin Kage
TSC Contributor
I’m going to say something that two months ago would have gotten my blogger license revoked (and still might): the Carolina Diamonds could legitimately win the 2012 NPF title.
After setting the record for futility in 2011 with the worst regular season record in league history—and […]

Free Fall

The Reigning NPF Champion Chicago Bandits are in a Serious Slump
By Kevin Kage
TSC Contributor
The defending National Pro Fastpitch champion Chicago Bandits have dropped off a cliff, plummeting from first place to also-rans in a matter of nine days.
After looking like they might run away with the Regular Season Championship only a few weeks ago, last year’s […]

Outpacing the Field

Florida & Chicago Ball Clubs are Running Away with 2012 NPF Season
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
Similar to last year, two teams have outpaced the field in the National Pro Fastpitch league as it heads the second half of its regular season: the reigning champion Chicago Bandits, and last year’s runner-up the USSSA Pride. And similar to […]

Burkhart Bouncing Back

Pro Pitcher Katie Burkhart is Returning to Top Form in Carolina
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
I was thrilled at the beginning of the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch season to see that former ASU Sun Devil and 2008 NCAA champion Katie Burkhart had returned to the NPF after an extended absence.
In 2008 Burkhart was the #1 overall NPF […]

Two-Horse Race

Cat Osterman is Keeping the USSSA Pride on the Chicago Bandits’ Heels Early-On in the NPF Season
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
As the NPF enters the last week in June, the defending champion Chicago Bandits sit atop the field of four with an impressive 9-3 record and show no sign of slowing down soon. Infielder Alisa Goler […]

NPF Off & Running

Abbott Throws No-Hitter, Rookies Shine During NPF Opening Week
By Kevin Kage
TSC Contributor
The National Pro Fastpitch league’s 2012 season got off to a flying start last week. Picking up where they left off last year, the defending champion Chicago Bandits bested a tough USSSA Pride squad three games to one in their opening series. Bandits ace Monica […]