Articles from August 2008
The fantastic journey for the Chicago Bandits came to a magical end on Sunday evening in Kimberly, Wis. as they defeated the Washington Glory by a final score of 6-4 to win the 2008 NPF Championship Series and Cowles Cup Trophy.
One of the themes of the 2008 NPF Championship Series continued in the first game on Sunday, as the Washington Glory scored three first inning runs to beat the Philadelphia Force 3-2. The win moved the Glory into the championship game for the second consecutive season.
The Chicago Bandits lineup posted for game no. 6 of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series in Kimberly, Wis. This is the championship game. The Bandits will play the winner of the Force/Glory game at 2:45 p.m.
Lineups posted for game no. 5 of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series in Kimberly, Wis. This is an elimination game. The winner will advance to the championship game where they will take on the Chicago Bandits.
When things are going well, you can put a first baseman and a shortstop in the outfield and good things will happen.
The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) issued a statement today to remind fans that they can tune in to the championship game of the NPF Championship Series live tomorrow afternoon from Kimberly, Wis.
For the second straight day the Washington Glory was involved in a first inning offensive outburst, but this time they were on the plus side, as they plated five runs against the New England Riptide.
Lineups posted for game no. 4 of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series in Kimberly, Wis. This game features the two winning teams from the games on Friday night.
Lineups posted for game no. 3 of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series in Kimberly, Wis. This game features the losers from the two games on Friday night.
Philadelphia scored seven runs, committed five errors and escaped a bases loaded jam through the meat of the Glory order to win its first-ever playoff game on Friday night in round one of the National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series.
The Comcast Chicago Bandits knocked off the No. 4 seeded New England Riptide in game one of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series on Friday night in Kimberly 4-1 to move to the winner’s bracket where they will face either Philadelphia or Washington.
Lineups posted for game no. 2 of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series in Kimberly, Wis.
Entering the finals of the Battle of the Bats competition seven players were within two home runs of each other and when it was all said and done it was an at-large alternate that took home the prize.
On the eve of the 2008 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series in Kimberly, Wis., the league handed out its annual awards to the top players in the league during the 2008 season.
The National Pro Fastpitch league have announced their 2008 All-NPF Team and the winners of the 2008 special awards. The league announced the winners at the first-ever FanFest event held on Thursday in Kimberly, Wisconsin, site of the 2008 NPF Championship Series.
The top two players for each manufacturer will compete in the BATTLE OF THE BATS finals this evening during NPF FanFest which starts at 4:30 p.m. at Sunset Point Park in Kimberly, Wisc..
Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Commissioner Cheri Kempf, and Don Hooton of the Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF), jointly announced today that NPF and The Taylor Hooton Foundation are partnering to educate fans of women’s softball about the dangers of steroids.
The bracket is set for the 2008 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series to be held this August 21–24 in Kimberly, Wis...Glory looks to defend title.
In a season that the Chicago Bandits hit 61 home run after a combined 46 in the franchise's first three years, it was only fitting to end the regular season with a walk off grand slam.
The New England Riptide and the Washington Glory met for their final game of the season. Eileen Canney took the circle for the Riptide looking for win number 13 to tie her with Katie Burkhart for the league lead.
With a loss by the Rockford Thunder to the Chicago Bandits, the Riptide did not have to win tonight’s game to advance to the playoffs. It was not relevant as the Riptide, not willing to back into the playoffs, came out swinging and scored two runs in each of the first two innings off Desiree Serrano (11-7) on route to a convincing 5-1 win over the previously first place Glory.
When the Chicago Bandits and Rockford Thunder played each other in the opening series of the 2008 season, the Thunder won three of four games.
Burkhart throws one-hitter to lead Force to win
Two former Arizonans squared off today at Martin Softball Field in the first game of a double header. It was Erica Beach for the Riptide and Taryne Mowatt for the Glory. Both pitchers pitched well and got themselves out of jams with the Glory coming out on top 2-1.
The Chicago Bandits had everything going.A four run first inning with three home runs, two more blasts in the third
inning and Jessica Sallinger had a perfect game going into the fourth
Gibson's 9 K's leads Force to extra-inning win
Eileen Canney and Sarah Pauly took the circle tonight in the first of a four game series between the New England Riptide and Washington Glory. Each was seeking to win her 12th game of the year to tie Angela Tincher and Katie Burkhart for a share of the league lead.
Friedman's clutch hitting lifts Force to another win
After having to overcome a 3-0 first inning disadvantage and 4-3 deficit in the second, the Chicago Bandits didn't want to dig themselves into anymore holes.
The Rockford Thunder (18-26) had just two hits on the night, but managed to score three runs to move back to within one game of the final playoff spot in the NPF.
There were signs of 2007 as Amber Jackson and Oli Keohohou each hit home runs while Keohohou hit the final home run of the home season for the Glory who swept Akron with a 4-1 victory on Monday night.
With the game tied at 2-2 and the bases loaded with Rachel Folden up to bat, Folden didn't need to hit a grand slam. A simple base hit would have done its justice. Three consecutive one-run wins would have been fine. But Folden wanted to get the crowd excited and did just that.
Several Rockford players had good hitting nights, but the Thunder (17-25) stranded 11 runners and lost to the Philadelphia Force (26-16), 6-1 Saturday night.
Taryne Mowatt struck out 12 Racers, including striking out the side twice in the game, in her second complete-game victory of the season and Sara Larquier hit her league-leading 13th home run of the season to propel the Glory to a 3-0 victory on Saturday night.
The Chicago Bandits clinched the franchises third playoff berth in four years, but it did not come easy.
Bures hits ninth home run to lead Glory
Kristina Thorson (9-5) pitched a complete game an allowed five hits for Chicago.
Savannah Long scored from third base on a seventh-inning wild pitch to push the Philadelphia Force to a 3-2 win over the Rockford
The Thunder (17-23) came into Thursday's game with the opportunity to move to within one game of the final playoff spot, but could not come up with hits in key situations, and fell to the New England Riptide (19-21), 5-1
The Rockford Thunder (17-22) scored six unanswered runs Wednesday to defeat the New England Riptide (18-21) 6-2.
The Rockford Thunder (16-22) mounted a seventh inning rally that scored two and saw five hitters reach base, but came up just short against the New England Riptide (18-20) on Tuesday.
The Akron Racers brought a three run comeback and an extra inning effort to their final home game of the 2008 season, but the Chicago Bandits (24-16) were determined to ruin their night and did. Samantha Findlay’s eighth inning home run (6) carried the Chicago Bandits to a 4-3 victory over the Akron Racers at Firestone Stadium on Tuesday evening. The game completed the four-game sweep.
Kime earns win after long rain delay
Bandits offense comes alive in win
The fans at Firestone Stadium cheered as right fielder Susan Odgen rounded the bases after hitting an apparent three-run home run to tie the game at four in the first inning.
The Chicago Bandits scored three runs in the eighth inning and defeated the Akron Racers 5-2 Saturday night at Firestone Stadium in National Pro Fastpitch play. Stacy May hit her ninth home run of the season that gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in the third and Kristina Thorson (7-5) gave up five hits and had six strikeouts in seven innings.
Force and Glory split series
RACERS CRUISE PAST THUNDER WITH SEVENTH INNING RALLY
Serrano throws one-hitter to lead Glory to victory
Thursday evening’s game at Firestone Stadium provided loads of offense early.