Carolina Diamonds
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Information
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
LocationCharlotte, North Carolina
BallparkVarious venues in North Carolina for 2012
Year founded2004
Year folded2013
Regular season champion1 (2004)
Cowles Cup championships1 (2009)
Former name(s)Texas Thunder, Rockford Thunder, Tennessee Diamonds, NPF Diamonds
Colorslime green, black, silver
OwnershipAmelia Nemeth
ManagementAlan Demaske - GM (2012)
ManagerLisa Navas - Interim Head Coach (2012)

The Carolina Diamonds, formerly known as the NPF Diamonds, Tennessee Diamonds, Rockford Thunder and Texas Thunder, was a women's softball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since the 2004 season, they have played as a member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). They were known as the Texas Thunder from 2004 to 2006, the Rockford Thunder from 2007 to 2009, and the Tennessee Diamonds in 2010. They relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012.[1]

The Thunder won the 2009 Cowles Cup Championship of NPF by defeating the USSSA Pride in the championship game held in Akron, Ohio on August 23, 2009.[2]

In February 2013, it was announced that the team had folded and the roster would now be picked up by the NPF expansion team, the New York/New Jersey Comets.[3]

2012 roster

Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers



 

Catchers

  • 10 Amy Hooks
  • 22 Brittany McKinney
  • 25 Rachel Folden

Infielders

  • 3 Gionna DiSalvatore
  • 16 Natalie Villarreal
  • 18 Kelsi Weseman,
  • 28 Bianca Mejia
  • 47 Amanda Kamekona

Outfielders

 

Manager
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Coaches

  • -- Lisa Navas - Interim Head Coach
  • -- Miranda Ervin - Interim Assistant Coach

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Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

 

Season-by-season results

Season Win Loss Win % Finish Playoffs
2004 41 17 .707 1st
2005 35 12 .745 3rd
2006 21 27 .438 5th
2007 24 20 .545 5th
2008 18 30 .375 6th
2009 19 21 .475 3rd Won NPF Championship vs USSSA Pride
2010 16 33 .327 4th Lost semi-finals vs Chicago Bandits, 0–2[4]
2011 6 32 .158 4th
Totals 180 192 .484

2011 roster

Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 0 Kelsi Dunne
  • 11 Megan Gibson
  • 22 Rhiannon Kliesing
  • 21 Morgan Melloh
  • 20 Danielle Spaulding



 

Catchers

  • 10 Brittany McKinney
  • 12 Brittany Hile

Infielders

  • 33 Gionna DiSalvatore
  • 4 Brianna Hesson
  • 17 Loryn Johnson
  • 28 Biannca Mejia
  • 3 Aja Paculba
  • 8 Angeline Quiocho
  • -- Kristin Schnake

Outfielders

  • 7 Angela Findlay
  • 2 Jami Lobpries
  • 19 Jessica Bachkora
 

Manager

  • -- Tim Kiernan

Coaches
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Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

 

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-01-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Rockford 2009 NPF Champs". August 24, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ "New NPF Team Returns Professional Softball To Northeast". National Pro Fastpitch. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  4. ^ Adam Gierhart (August 27, 2010). "Bandits Do it Again". Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
Achievements
New championship NPF Regular Season Champions
Texas Thunder

2004
Succeeded by
Preceded by Cowles Cup NPF Champions
Rockford Thunder

2009
Succeeded by