Courtesy of Albert Burford, Sports Contributor and LSUReveille
2012 is an exciting year for the NPF, it is also an exciting time for LSU’s star pitcher Brittany Mack who was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NPF Draft.
Recently she has started to hand the pitching reins over to another player at LSU, junior Rachele Fico as was demonstrated at a game recently against Georgia on Senior Day at Tiger Park. Fico was ranked No. 7 in the SEC in strikeouts thrown and No. 12 in the conference with a 2.40 ERA.
According to LSUReveille “Mack was named to the 2011 NFCA All-America Third Team and the 2011 All-Southeastern Conference First Team at the conclusion of last season…[she] ranked in the top six in the SEC in wins, batters struck out, earned run average and home runs allowed.”
This is definitely an exciting time for Fastpitch softball!
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The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
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