Monica Abbott was her usual brilliant self in the pitcher's circle for Chicago on Saturday. But it was the Bandits' catcher, Shannon Doepking, who was the star in the opener of the NPF championship series.
The four NPF teams are set for their playoff tournament this weekend in Chicago. Here is all you need to know about the teams and players battling for the title.
The Firefighting Catcher
You want unhittable aces blowing away hitters? Then you can't beat Cat Osterman vs. Jennie Finch.