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West Texas Duel on the Diamond

Media Release

 

Contact:

Abie Cox

Director of Communications

Visit Lubbock – The Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 806-747-5232

Fax: 806-747-1419

E-mail: abie@visitlubbock.org

 

For Immediate Release

 

US Olympic Team Players Coming to Lubbock for

“West Texas Duel on the Diamond” National Pro Fastpitch Series

 

LUBBOCK, Texas (April 8, 2010) – The “West Texas Duel on the Diamond” National Pro Fastpitch Series will be held June 9th-13th at the Rocky Johnson Field on the Texas Tech University Campus. Hosted by the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), the series will include two professional Fastpitch Softball teams: the USSSA Florida Pride and the Chicago Bandits.

            Playing in the series will be several former Olympians, and current members of Team USA (denoted by an asterisk):

 

USSSA Pride:

  • Kelly Kretschman – Olympic Gold 2004, Olympic Silver 2008
  • Monica Abbott* – Olympic Silver 2008
  • Caitlin Lowe* – Olympic Gold 2004, Olympic Silver 2008
  • Jessica Mendoza* – Olympic Gold 2000 and 2004, Olympic Silver 2008
  • Lauren Lappin* – Olympic Silver 2008
  • Natasha Watley* – Olympic Gold 2000 and 2004, Olympic Silver 2008

 

 

 

Chicago Bandits:

  • Jennie Finch* – Olympic Gold 2000 and 2004, Olympic Silver 2008
  • Vicky Galindo – Olympic Silver 2008

 

Katie Burkhart is also a current member of the USSSA Florida Pride team. In 2008, she helped lead her team at Arizona State University to victory in the Women’s College World Series (WCWS). She was also named WCWS Most Valuable Player that year.

In addition, the Chicago Bandits have won back-to-back regular season titles in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) in 2008 and 2009. The team also won the Championship Series in 2008.

The “West Texas Duel on the Diamond” National Pro Fastpitch Series held in June will provide skill and entertainment for all ages while bringing a whole new ball game to Lubbock. To purchase tickets, visit www.usssapride.com.

USSSA will also host a youth skills camp for the general public that will be instructed by the Pros. For more information, visit www.usssaprideclinics.com.

            For additional information, please contact Scott Harrison, Sports Director at Lubbock Sports, at 806-747-5232 or scott@visitlubbock.org.

Visit Lubbock is the official destination marketing entity for the city of Lubbock.  For a free visitor guide call 800-692-4035 or visit www.VisitLubbock.org.

 

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