Crystal Bustos Will Lead the Charge in 2017

New Braunfels, TX (October 6th, 2016) Texas Charge General Manager Scott Smith announced today the hiring of 3 time Olympian Crystl Bustos.

Bustos comes to the Charge as one of the greatest decorated softball players in the history of the game. She has helped lead Team USA to 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 Olympic Silver Medal, 1 World Championship Gold Medal, 2 World Cup Championships and 3 Pan American Gold Medals. She is the greatest homerun hitter in the history of Olympic Softball and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame with the 2004 Olympic Softball Team.

Crystl Bustos was a part of the NPF coaching staff in 2010, when she was one of the coaches for the Akron Racers. She currently owns her own business, Ruthless Sports, where she spreads her knowledge of the game to Gold Level Travel Teams around the United States

“The Texas Charge took a huge step today with the addition of Crystl Bustos as our new Head Coach.” Says General Manager Scott Smith. “Our pursuit in winning a NPF Championship now is being led by one of the winningest individuals to ever play,” Smith continues. “Winning is all she has ever known, and that is the exact culture that we will strive to create here with the Charge.”

Along with her many accolades already stated, she was a member of the 2005 Akron Racers, when they won the Championship, and 2006. She was also a part of the WPSL Gold professional team where she was the league MVP.

“I just want to say thank you to the Charge for giving me this opportunity to lead this team.” Bustos says about her new position with the Charge. She continued on to say, “ I am super excited and can’t wait to start on our journey to the ship. Time to take Charge to the Top.”

About Texas Charge
The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team, headquartered in New Braunfels, TX, began competition in the league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and in- spire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Austin area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and pro- fessionalism. Follow the Texas Charge at

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.  The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, joined the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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