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  1. Monica Abbott, Cat Osterman Rivalry Sparks National Pro Fastpitch...

    Graham Hays

    The USSSA Pride's Cat Osterman and the Chicago Bandits' Monica Abbott lead the two favorites into this week's NPF playoffs, but we may never see a pitching rivalry like theirs again.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch veterans put 'real' life on hold ...

    Graham Hays

    Each summer, despite grueling travel and low pay, the NPF springs back to life with an ever-changing roster of players. But for veterans like Amber Patton, their desire to see softball become a viable option after college, keeps them coming back.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  3. Softball legend Cat Osterman to retire from game

    Graham Hays

    Cat Osterman has decided to retire after years of college, Olympic and professional softball dominance.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  4. National Pro Fastpitch playoffs -- Lack of champ hurts league

    Graham Hays

    National Pro Fastpitch's season ended as an ugly, soggy shambles, fingers raised not skyward to celebrate a championship but instead pointed accusingly in every direction.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  5. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch is playing for keeps

    Graham Hays

    Despite financial challenges, National Pro Fastpitch softball league is about to complete its ninth year, a testament to the dedication of its players and owners.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  6. espnW -- NPF star Natasha Watley goes to bat for others

    Graham Hays

    Softball superstar Natasha Watley's foundation gives African-American girls a chance to find their place in the game.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  7. espnW -- Megan Willis more than Cat Osterman 's catcher

    Graham Hays

    In the world of softball, there may be no brighter star than Cat Osterman, but the pitcher wouldn't be who she is without her trusty battery mate and friend, Megan Willis.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2012
  8. NPF playoffs -- Chicago Bandits upset the USSSA Pride in 10-3 rou...

    Graham Hays

    In a 10-3 upset over league favorites USSSA Pride, the Chicago Bandits became the first team to recapture the Cowles Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  9. Softball still fighting to regain Olympic status

    Pat Borzi

    The longer softball is out of the Olympics, the tougher it will be for national programs to stay funded.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  10. Jessica Mendoza, others opt to go pro instead of play for U.S. na...

    Two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Mendoza and several teammates will not play for the U.S. national softball team this year, opting to play professionally in hopes of growing the sport.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  11. Jessica Mendoza on leaving the U.S. national softball team

    Jessica Mendoza

    Jessica Mendoza, a two-time Olympic medalist in softball, announced today that she and her 2008 Olympic teammates are leaving the U.S. national team to play exclusively for the National Pro Fastpitch league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  12. U.S. softball team claims 2-0 victory before crowd of 8,724

    Monica Abbott struck out five of the six batters she faced and the U.S. women's softball team beat National Pro Fastpitch's Washington Glory 2-0 on Saturday in front of 8,724 fans, the largest crowd to see an American pre-Olympic tour game.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2008
  13. U.S. extends non-Olympic streak to 164

    Stacey Nuveman hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the U.S. Olympic softball team rally from a three-run deficit to beat a team of All-Stars from the National Pro Fastpitch league 5-3 Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2004