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Quik Trip Park to host NPF Series

QuikTrip Park to host pro softball in August

Former Olympians, college stars to take the field for NPF Series

Online Release | National Pro Fastpitch Site

Softball press conference
AirHogs President Scott Berry (left) with NPF players Charlotte Morgan and Francesca Enea and league commissioner Cheri Kempf
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- The Grand Prairie AirHogs, along with the USSSA Florida Pride, the city of Grand Prairie announced today a National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) series that will take place at QuikTrip Park, August 5-7.


The teams featured in this match-up will be the 2010 NPF Champion USSSA Florida Pride against the NPF Diamonds.


For the first time, the NPF and the city of Grand Prairie have combined to put on a National Professional Fastpitch Softball game.


"We are really looking forward to hosting this event at QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie," said AirHogs president Scott Berry.  "This series will feature Olympic medalists that fans are very familiar with."


The USSSA Florida Pride is excited to make the trip to Grand Prairie, Texas for the first time to face the NPF Diamonds.


Two of their players, infielder Charlotte Morgan and outfielder Francesca Enea, were on hand at Tuesday's press conference at QuikTrip Park.


"The community of softball players in this area is huge so to be able to come out here and play in a minor league stadium and give them an opportunity to come out and watch the best athletes in their sport - I just couldn't be more thrilled to do it," Morgan said.


"I'm definitely really excited to come to QuikTrip Park," Enea added. "Texas in itself is one of the prime softball states around the country so when you get big names for softball you will get people in the seats."


"It is a goal of the NPF to broaden the reach of our teams in various venues," said Cheri Kempf, Commissioner of National Pro Fastpitch.  "To be able to come into QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie and showcase the remarkable talent of the professional fastpitch softball players of the NPF is exciting - both from a geographical standpoint and a venue standpoint.  We are all looking forward to great crowds over the three days in August and of course great softball competition in Grand Prairie."


The 2011 USSSA Florida Pride Roster includes:

Cat Osterman, Olympic Gold                                       Jessica Mendoza, Olympic Gold (2)

Kelly Kretschman, Olympic Gold                               Natasha Watley, Olympic Gold, Silver

Caitlin Lowe, Olympic Silver                                       Andrea Duran, Olympic Silver

Lauren Lappin, Olympic Silver

Danielle Lawrie, 2 Time NCAA Player of the Year


To find more information on the USSSA Florida Pride, Visit Tickets will be available at USSSAPride.Com and AirHogsBaseball.Com in the coming weeks.


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The AirHogs conclude their three-game series, with the Lincoln Saltdogs at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18 for second of two Education Days, where local youths will pack the ballpark. Don't miss the renewed commitment to excellence and affordable family entertainment. All games are available with live, free streaming video on Individual game tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 972-504-9383 or by visiting