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2018 National Pro Fastpitch Announces 2018 Schedule

March 13, 2018 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. National Pro Fastpitch announced its 2018 regular season schedule today. The schedule slates each of the five NPF teams for 48 total games each and a season total for the NPF of 120 games over the course of nearly three months.

Although the schedule positions each of the teams with 48 regular season games, competition is staggered this year to allow Beijing and Aussie to participate in the World Championships, held August 2-12 in Tokyo, Japan.

"NPF fans will have a slightly longer season in 2018 in which to follow professional softball action," commented Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. "As we integrate international teams into the NPF, it is important that we are flexible in working around teams and players that are participating in primary global competition, including the Olympics. This schedule accomplishes that and is a testament to the efforts made by all league teams to continue to work together to grow the game of softball."

The season will open on May 19th, with the Beijing Shougang Eagles visiting the Aussie Spirit. The final game of the 2018 regular season is scheduled for August 12th as the series between USSSA Pride and Chicago Bandits concludes at home for Chicago at The Ballpark at Rosemont.

The five-affiliate NPF teams, in the coming days, will announce schedule specifics individually, along with promotional days and special events. Details of the Championship Series will be released later this week by the league.

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women's softball.

2018 NPF Schedule

DATE VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM LOCATION

May 19 Beijing Eagles @ Aussie Spirit Missouri Western State University - St. Joseph, MO

May 20 Beijing Eagles @ Aussie Spirit Missouri Western State University - St. Joseph, MO

May 21 Beijing Eagles @ Aussie Spirit Phil Welch Stadium - St. Joseph, MO

May 22 Beijing Eagles @ Aussie Spirit US Baseball Park - Springfield, MO

May 23 Beijing Eagles (DH) @ Aussie Spirit US Baseball Park - Springfield, MO

May 25 Aussie Spirit @ Beijing Eagles TBA

May 26 Aussie Spirit @ Beijing Eagles TBA

May 27 Aussie Spirit @ Beijing Eagles TBA

May 28 Aussie Spirit @ Beijing Eagles TBA

May 29 Aussie Spirit (DH) @ Beijing Eagles TBA

May 30 Aussie Spirit @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

May 31 Aussie Spirit @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Cleveland Comets @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

June 1 Cleveland Comets @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

Aussie Spirit @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

June 2 Cleveland Comets @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

Aussie Spirit @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

June 3 Cleveland Comets @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

USSSA Pride @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 4 Aussie Spirit @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

June 5 Beijing Eagles @ Cleveland Comets Tri-C Field (Cuyahoga CC) - Parma, OH

Aussie Spirit @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

June 6 Beijing Eagles @ Cleveland Comets Tri-C Field (Cuyahoga CC) - Parma, OH

Chicago Bandits @ Aussie Spirit Hobart Park - Hutchison, KS

June 7 Beijing Eagles @ Cleveland Comets Tri-C Field (Cuyahoga CC) - Parma, OH

Chicago Bandits @ Aussie Spirit Wilkins Softball Complex - Wichita, KS

June 8 Chicago Bandits @ Aussie Spirit Wilkins Softball Complex - Wichita, KS

USSSA Pride @ Cleveland Comets Tri-C Field (Cuyahoga CC) - Parma, OH

June 9 Chicago Bandits @ Aussie Spirit TBA

USSSA Pride @ Cleveland Comets Tri-C Field (Cuyahoga CC) - Parma, OH

June 10 Chicago Bandits @ Aussie Spirit TBA

USSSA Pride @ Cleveland Comets Tri-C Field (Cuyahoga CC) - Parma, OH

June 11 Chicago Bandits @ Aussie Spirit TBA

June 12 Cleveland Comets @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 13 Cleveland Comets @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 14 Cleveland Comets @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 15 Cleveland Comets @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 16 Cleveland Comets @ Beijing Eagles TBA

Aussie Spirit @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

June 17 Cleveland Comets @ Beijing Eagles TBA

Aussie Spirit (DH) @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

June 18 Cleveland Comets @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

June 19 Cleveland Comets @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

June 20 Cleveland Comets @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Chicago Bandits @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 21 Chicago Bandits @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 22 Chicago Bandits @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 23 Chicago Bandits (DH) @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 24 Chicago Bandits @ Beijing Eagles TBA

June 25 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Cleveland Comets @ Aussie Spirit Kansas City, MO

June 26 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Cleveland Comets @ Aussie Spirit Kansas City, MO

June 27 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Cleveland Comets @ Aussie Spirit Kansas City, MO

June 28 Cleveland Comets @ Aussie Spirit Kansas City, MO

June 29 Cleveland Comets @ Aussie Spirit Kansas City, MO

USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

June 30 Cleveland Comets @ Aussie Spirit Kansas City, MO

USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont

July 1 USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont

July 2 Beijing Eagles @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

July 3 Beijing Eagles @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Aussie Spirit @ Cleveland Comets TBA

July 4 Beijing Eagles @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Aussie Spirit @ Cleveland Comets TBA

July 5 Beijing Eagles @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Aussie Spirit @ Cleveland Comets TBA

July 6 Beijing Eagles (DH) @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Aussie Spirit @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

July 7 Aussie Spirit (DH) @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

July 8 Beijing Eagles @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

July 9 Beijing Eagles @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

USSSA Pride @ Aussie Spirit T-Bones Stadium - Kansas City, MO.

July 10 Beijing Eagles @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

USSSA Pride @ Aussie Spirit T-Bones Stadium - Kansas City, MO.

July 11 Beijing Eagles @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

USSSA Pride @ Aussie Spirit Creighton University - Omaha, NE

July 12 Beijing Eagles (DH) @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

USSSA Pride @ Aussie Spirit Iowa State University - Ames, IA

July 13 USSSA Pride @ Aussie Spirit Iowa State University - Ames, IA

July 14 USSSA Pride @ Aussie Spirit Iowa State University - Ames, IA

Beijing Eagles(DH) @ Cleveland Comets Willick Park - Canton, OH

July 15 Beijing Eagles @ Cleveland Comets Willick Park - Canton, OH

July 16 Aussie Spirit @ Cleveland Comets TBA

July 17 Aussie Spiirt @ Cleveland Comets TBA

USSSA Pride @ Beijing Eagles TBA

July 18 Aussie Spirit @ Cleveland Comets TBA

USSSA Pride @ Beijing Eagles TBA

July 19 USSSA Pride @ Beijing Eagles TBA

July 20 USSSA Pride (DH) @ Beijing Eagles USSSA Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Cleveland Comets @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

July 21 Cleveland Comets @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

July 23 Cleveland Comets @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

July 24 Cleveland Comets @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadoum - Viera, FL

July 25 Cleveland Comets @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadoum - Viera, FL

July 26 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadoum - Viera, FL

July 27 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadoum - Viera, FL

July 28 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride USSSA Space Coast Stadoum - Viera, FL

July 31 Chicago Bandits @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 1 Chicago Bandits @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 2 Chicago Bandits @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 3 Chicago Bandits @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 4 Chicago Bandits @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 5 Chicago Bandits @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 6 USSSA Pride @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 7 USSSA Pride @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 8 USSSA Pride @ Cleveland Comets Sprenger Stadium - Avon, OH

August 10 USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

August 11 USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

August 12 USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits The Ballpark at Rosemont - Rosemont, IL

August 16-20 Championship Series TBA

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