Nashville, TN – National Pro Fastpitch released its 2017 season schedule today. The schedule was assembled during the League’s annual winter meetings that took place in Nashville this week. The five affiliate team administrative staffs of the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Pride, all took part.
The teams of the NPF will play a combined 120 game regular season which breaks down to a 48 game schedule per team. The 2017 season will begin on June 1, with a three game series slated at The Ballpark at Rosemont featuring the Akron Racers at host, Chicago Bandits. The remaining three teams of Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Pride will open the following weekend beginning June 8.
The regular season will conclude on August 13 followed by the NPF Championship Series. Series location and exact dates have not yet been announced.
The NPF winter meetings serve a variety of functions in addition to scheduling, including policy and rule discussions, overall league evaluations and goals moving forward. For more information and particular team schedule breakdowns, visit individual team websites.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season was televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage included the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet in April, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series.