Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

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 […]

Six Straight for USA

Americans Snare 6th Straight World Championship; Japan a No-Show
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Team USA just captured the gold medal in the 2012 World Cup of Softball. The Americans defeated Australia 3-0 to take the title.
Jackie Traina, member of the NCAA-champion Alabama Crimson Tide and hero of the 2012 WCWS pitched for Team USA during the title […]