Articles from 2003
The National Pro Fastpitch held a national tryout at Collins Park in Spring-Klein, Texas last Sunday. More than 100 athletes, from 34 states and four different nations participated in the four-hour event.
Danielle Cox, a former All-American at Florida State University and league all-star, has decided to leave the playing field in order to take a full-time position in the NPF league office.
National Pro Fastpitch will hold national tryouts in Spring-Klein, Texas for the upcoming 2004 season. The tryouts will be held in conjunction with the 2003 NFCA Annual Convention, to be held in Montgomery, Texas. (Forms attached)
2003 All-Stars, Venus Taylor and Danielle Cox, traveled to Washington, D.C. Sunday afternoon, to take part in President Bush's White House tee ball initiative.
"In late May, 13 players, two coaches, three interns, one equipment manager and one athletic trainer boarded separate planes from across the nation and flew to Sacramento. Their mission: sell a product that didn’t yet exist."
NPF touring All-Star, Venus Taylor was recently named the head coach at Bradley University. Joining Taylor as an assistant coach will be NPF All-Star Tarrah Beyster.
The final exhibition game of the 2003 NPF Summer Tour was cancelled Friday due to severe thunderstorms. The All-Stars will participate in one final event with the Houston Astros to conclude the season.
The NPF All-Stars won their second straight game in Texas on Thursday night in Sugar Land by defeating the Texas College Stars 4-0.
The NPF All-Stars rebounded from two losses last week in Lowell, Massachusetts to defeat the Texas College Stars in Klein, Texas on Tuesday night.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars will be in the Houston, Texas area this week for a series of games, clinics and appearances with Major League Baseball's Houston Astros and the RBI program.
The Stratford Brakettes beat the NPF All-Stars in both games of the doubleheader on Thursday night in Lowell, Mass. The All-Stars will play one more game in Haverhill, Mass., before heading to Houston for the final stops of the tour.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars won two games last night against the Connecticut Classics. The All-Stars now look to avenge an early season loss to the Startford Brakettes when they play a doubleheader on Thursday.
The Pro Fastpitch All-Stars are in the Boston and Lowell, Mass. area for a series of games, clinics and appearances. The tour stop began yesterday with a clinic and on-field appearance with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Were it not for a few lucky sunrays through the cloudbursts of bad fortune, our whole road trip might have taken a decidedly different tone.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars split their doubleheader Saturday in Akron against two different Ohio all-star teams. The NPF team will now head to the Lowell and Boston, Mass. area for a series of appearances, games and clinics.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars defeated the Ohio College Stars by a 5-1 score in front of almost 800 fans in Akron's Firestone Stadium.
Follow the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars through their first 14 games of the season. The NPF All-Stars look to improve on their 11-3 record as they play in Akron on Friday and Saturday
The National Pro Fastpitch is heading to Cincinnati for a series of events with the Cincinnati Reds before closing out the stop in Akron, Ohio.
National Pro Fastpitch will spend a busy two days in Akron July 25-26
As we approach the stretch run of our little summer tour across the lower 48, our temperature gage has been steadily increasing.
Seven members of the National Pro Fastpitch All-Star team are in Chicago for All-Star festivities. The all-stars will be hosting a booth at the John Hancock Fan Fest held at McCormick Place.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Star team was defeated Friday night by the Arizona Majestic Stars 2-1 at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. A group of NPF All-Stars will now head to Chicago, Ill. to participate in the Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities.
The night was all about NPF All-Star Kara Brun. On the night she accepted proposal for marriage, she later delivered the game-winning hit in extra innings.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars look to stay hot tonight in Phoenix before heading to Tucson, Ariz. for a exhibition game and clinic.
The NPF All-Stars will be involved in a series of events in Arizona over the next four days. The tour stop begins in Phoenix before heading to Tucson for a game and clinic.
The NPF All-Stars beat the East Cobb Stars by a score of 2-0 in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Sunday. The team will host a clinic on Monday at the Hardball Warehouse, before heading to Arizona for a series of events.
The NPF All-Stars will face the East Cobb Stars in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Sunday afternoon. The NPF All-Stars carry an overall record of 9-2, while the East Cobb Stars are 14-3.
Rare is the moment when the fates of time align in such a way that the ripple of the past and the flicker of the future meet in the wrinkle of the now.
Tucson has signed on as the latest affiliate in the growing league that will feature a collection of top collegiate and former professional players.
The 2003 National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars continue their southern swing as they head to Chattanooga for an exhibition game on Sunday afternoon.
The All-Stars will be in Atlanta to work with the Braves and give clinics on both Saturday and Monday.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars finished the Colorado stop with a 6-1 record, by beating the Triple Crown All-Stars Tuesday night in Fort Collins, Colo.
The National Pro Fastpitch officially announces the Colorado Wildfire franchise. The franchise will begin league play in the summer of 2004.
NPF All-Stars capture Triple Crown Sparkler, prepare for exhibition Tuesday night in Fort Collins, Colo.
The National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars open pool play in the Triple Crown Sports Sparkler with two victories.
NPF All-Stars defeated the Independence Day All-Stars by a 2-0 score at Stazio Field on Thursday night.
WIMPS NEED NOT APPLY
By Reed Saunders
MINNEAPOLIS – No matter where or when or how people get their first taste, glimpse or breath of fastpitch, most probably think close to the same thoughts:
The NPF All-Stars return to the field Thursday evening to take on the Independence Day All-Stars.
MILWAUKEE, WISC. – The Stratford Brakettes, the 2002 ASA Women's Major Fastpitch National Champions, scored a 5-2 win over the All-Star team from National Pro Fastpitch in a battle of unbeaten softball teams here Wednesday (June 18) at Helfaer Field next to Miller Park.
The All-Star team from National Pro Fastpitch collected their third win in as many tries this season.
I sat in an airport terminal last Monday assured the lights were about to be turned off on anything with which I was familiar.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – National Pro Fastpitch launched its 2003 All-Star Tour here Saturday (June 7) as the league’s collection of former professional and collegiate All-Americans won a pair of games over the Northern California All-Stars at Shea Stadium on the campus of CSU-Sacramento.
June 6, 2003
- One Intern’s adventures through a summer of pro softball...
The words stuck on my brain Monday like the morning moisture clinging to my windshield.
“Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back…”
With five players sporting previous pro experience, Coach Tim Kiernan has set his roster for the 2003 National Professional Fastpitch All-Star Team...
National Pro Fastpitch Teams Up With
Major League Baseball for Multi-City All-Star Softball Tour
(See Media Kit
The next open tryout for National Pro Fastpitch is scheduled for Sunday, December 7, 2003 in Houston, Texas. It will be instrumental in showcasing potential talent for the new league which is now launching in 2004.
Since softball is a new sport in Greece, the International Softball Federation is working closely with the Greek (Hellenic Amateur) Softball Federation to develop a national and Olympic Team to assist them with their role as hosts of the 2004 Olympic Games. Read on if you are interested in trying out for the Greek National Softball Team...