Sooners in the NPF: Week 5

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JULY 05, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. - As a bonus to OU softball fans, will provide a weekly glimpse at five former players competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league this summer.  Today’s installment covers the fifth week of the NPF season for the Sooner alums.  Check back every Tuesday for an updated look at the Sooners in the professional ranks.

Five former Oklahoma softball players have joined the National Pro Fastpitch League, which is in its third season.  Jennifer Stewart, April Valdez and Kristin Vesely are making their debut in the professional ranks while Christina Enea and Heather Scaglione enter their second season with the NPF.

Scaglione's Stats | Valdez's Stats | Vesely's Stats 
Stewart's Stats | Enea's Stats

Stewart and the Philadelphia Force had a positive weekend taking the series over the Texas Thunder, 3-1.  Stewart recorded a win in game two, pitching all seven innings and allowing only six hits while striking out three.

The Arizona Heat, along with Scaglione and Valdez, struggled against former Texas hurler Cat Osterman and Team USA losing all four games in the series.  In weekend action, Scaglione collected her 10th RBI of the season while Valdez pitched three innings of relief in the four-game series.

Vesley and the New England Riptide dropped the four-game series, 3-1, to the Akron Racers.  Vesley contributed two singles and scored a run in the Riptide’s losses.  

Arizona Heat | New England Riptide | Chicago Bandits 
Philadelphia Force




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