Pro Fastpitch

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 7, 2012

Pro fastpitch comes to SP

The National Pro Fastpitch has announced  the 2012 NPF Back to School Tour schedule that launched this month. The Tour is sponsored in part by USSSA, with the support of Major League Baseball.

There are several stops that will also include player clinics as well as special location visits and VIP luncheons and dinners. At least five clinics will be offered for young players that are interested in learning from the pro’s.

The tour will include playing the Mississippi State University Lady Bulldogs on September 30 at South Panola at 2 p.m. After the game a 1 hour and 30 minute clinic will be held for girls of all ages at the South Panola softball fields. Only 100 tickets are being sold for it. Admission to the game is $5. Admission with  the clinic is $10.

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After the Profastpitch team receives their flat fee the rest of the funds will go to the South Panola softball team to help pay for the new indoor practice facility.

For clinic and clinic tickets,  contact South Panola High School at 563-4756 or Coach Ashleigh Hicks at 662-934-1133.

The 2012 Tour marks the third consecutive year the NPF has placed a team made up of all-stars from all four NPF teams, on the road to compete in exhibition games against colleges across the U.S.

The 2012 Tour will make 21 stops across 16 states, and compete against 22 different schools in a 40 day span.

“The Tour is one of my favorite events of the year for the NPF and this year’s schedule is super,” commented NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. “The goal of this Tour is to continue to broaden the fan base for professional softball in a competitive environment and to let many of the college programs we play against, celebrate their former players that have gone onto become professionals. ”

A list of players that will be on the MSU Tour stop include Ashley Charters, Charlotte Morgan, Jamee Juarez, Kelly Kretschman, Jen Salling, Caitlin Lowe, Nikia Williams, Andrea Duran, Kristyn Sandberg, Brittany Mack, GiOnna DiSalvatore, Angeline Quiocho and Kristina Thorson.