2003 NPF Season
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Sportsoftball
DurationJune 5, 2003 - August 9, 2003
Number of games23, and 1 rainout
NPF seasons
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The 2003 National Pro Fastpitch season was the final year before the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) relaunched with league play in 2004. In November 2002, WPSL announced that it was taking a new name, National Pro Fastpitch, and that it would spend 2003 as a year of touring before resuming competitive play.[1] From 1997 to 2002, the league operated under the names Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL).

The All-Star tour lineup visited 17 cities and partnered with a dozen Major League Baseball Clubs (Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, and San Francisco Giants) for exhibition fastpitch games against local fastpitch teams, clinics and promotions.[2]

After the tour, NPF held tryout camps, and their franchises conducted drafts to stock their rosters for the 2004 season.[3]

Schedule

Date City Location Team Result Score
June 7, 2003[4]
Doubleheader
Sacramento, CA Shea Stadium
(Sacramento State)
Northern California All-Stars W 2-1
W 7-2
June 15, 2003[5] Minneapolis, MN Jane Sage Cowles Stadium
(Minnesota)
Minnesota All-Stars W 8-0
June 18, 2003[6][7] Milwaukee, WI Helfaer Field Stratford Brakettes L 5-2 (9 innings)
June 26, 2003[8] Boulder, CO Stazio Field Independence Day All-Stars W 2-0
June 28, 2003[9] Westminster, CO Christopher Four Plex Fort Collins Force/TC Diamonds W 6-0 (No-hitter)
Northern Illinois Lightning (Elgin) W 17-0 (4 innings, no-hitter)
June 29, 2003[10] Fort Collins Triple Crown Buckaroos L 1-0
Fort Collins Force/TC Diamonds W 8-0 (Tournament Semifinal)
Fort Collins Triple Crown Buckaroos W 9-1 (Tournament Final)
July 1, 2003[11] Fort Collins, CO Triple Crown Center Triple Crown Stars W 6-3
July 6, 2003[12] Chattanooga, TN Frost Field East Cobb Bullets W 2-0
July 10, 2003[13] Tempe, AZ Farrington Stadium
(Arizona State)
Arizona Majestic Stars W 1-0 (9 innings)
July 11, 2003[14] Tucson, AZ Hillenbrand Stadium (Arizona) Arizona Majestic Stars L 2-1
July 25, 2003[15] Akron, OH Firestone Stadium Ohio College Stars W 5-1
July 26, 2003[16] Stiles Women's Fastpitch League All-Stars W 13-0
Ohio College Stars L 1-0
July 29, 2003[17]
doubleheader
Lowell, MA Martin Softball Field Connecticut Classics W 4-0
W 5-1
July 31, 2003[6][18]
doubleheader
Stratford Brakettes L 1-0
L 2-0
August 5, 2003[19] Klein, TX Collins Field Texas All-Stars W 5-0
August 7, 2003[20] Sugar Land, TX Imperial Park Texas All-Stars W 4-0
August 8, 2003 Pasadena, TX Fairmont Park/Phelps Field Texas All-Stars Rained Out[21]

Roster

The roster of the 2003 NPF All-Star softball team is listed below:[22]

Name Position College Hometown
Allison Andrade SS Arizona Morgan Hill, CA
Lauren Bauer OF Arizona Santa Ana, CA
Tarrah Beyster P Oregon State San Diego, CA
Shauna Briggs C/3B Texas Tech Sacramento, CA
Kara Brun INF Arizona State Glendale, AZ
Lindsey Collins C/OF Arizona Fountain Valley, CA
Danielle Cox OF Florida State Anniston, AL
Jaime Foutch 1B/OF Oklahoma State Edmond, OK
Erika Hanson OF/1B Arizona Thousand Oaks, CA
Lisa Iancin INF California Covina, CA
Amy Kyler P Cleveland State Marshallville, OH
Scia Maumausolo C/DH CSU Northridge San Diego, CA
Venus Taylor OF Western Illinois Quad Cities, IL

Head Coach Tim Kiernan

Assistant Coach Trina Salcido

References

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  3. ^ "NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH (NPF) HOLDS NATIONAL TRYOUT IN TEXAS". profastpitch.com. 26 September 2003. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  4. ^ "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ALL-STARS FALL TWICE TO NPF ALL-STARS". profastpitch.com. 7 June 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  5. ^ "NPF ALL-STARS DOWN MINNESOTA ALL-STARS 8-0 AT JANE SAGE COWLES STADIUM". profastpitch.com. 16 June 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b "2003 SCHEDULE & SCORES". brakettes.com. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  7. ^ "2002 ASA WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS DEFEAT NPF ALL-STARS 5-2 IN EXTRA INNINGS". profastpitch.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  8. ^ "NPF ALL-STARS WIN IN BOULDER". profastpitch.com. 27 June 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ "NPF Posts Two Victories in Triple Crown Sparkler". profastpitch.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  10. ^ "NPF ALL-STARS CAPTURE TRIPLE CROWN SPARKLER TOURNAMENT TITLE SUNDAY". profastpitch.com. 1 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  11. ^ "NPF All-Stars Finish Colorado Swing 6-1". profastpitch.com. 1 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  12. ^ "All-Stars Stay Hot With Win". profastpitch.com. 6 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Former Arizona State Standout Delivers in Extra Innings". profastpitch.com. 11 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  14. ^ "NPF All-Stars Fall in Front of Full House". profastpitch.com. 12 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  15. ^ "All-Stars pick up victory behind strong performance by Amy Kyler". profastpitch.com. 26 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  16. ^ "NPFers split Saturday doubleheader in Akron". profastpitch.com. 26 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  17. ^ "NPF All-Stars win two in Lowell". profastpitch.com. 30 July 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Stratford Brakettes take two from NPF All-Stars". profastpitch.com. 1 August 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  19. ^ "NPF All-Stars win in Texas". profastpitch.com. 5 August 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  20. ^ "All-Stars win again in Texas". profastpitch.com. 8 August 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Rain washes out tour finale". profastpitch.com. 8 August 2003. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  22. ^ "2003 NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH ALL-STAR ROSTER" (PDF). profastpitch.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.

See also