NORMAN, Okla. - As a bonus to Oklahoma softball fans, the staff of SoonerSports.com will provide a weekly glimpse at former players competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. Today's installment covers week 13 of the NPF season for three Sooner alums. Check back every Wednesday for an updated look at the Sooners in the professional ranks.
Last weekend concluded the 2005 National Pro Fastpitch season with the Playoffs and Championship game as well as the All-Star Game. The top four out of the six-team league played in the single elimination tournament.
Saturday, Aug. 27 was the first round of the tournament with the NY/NJ Juggernauts losing to the Chicago Bandits and the Akron Racers defeating the Texas Thunder.
The Chicago Bandits and Christina Enea played the Akron Racers in the championship game of the season Sunday, Aug. 28. The Racers trailed four runs early in the game, but that didn’t stop them from coming back and winning the 2005 NPF Championship in extra innings.
Enea collected one hit on three at bats in the championship game. Her strong defense helped the Bandits keep the Racers scoreless during the first (how many) innings. Enea finished the season ranked sixth among her teammates with a .278 batting average.
Erin Evans, outfielder for the Texas Thunder, had two at bats with zero hits, runs and RBI. For the season, Evans finished with 107 at bats, 20 runs, 35 hits and 16 RBIs. She ended up with the third highest batting average at .327.
Heather Scaglione of the NY/NJ Juggernauts did not receive any playing time against the Chicago Bandits during the playoffs. However, Scaglione will participate in the Sept. 6-10 National team selection camp held at the U.S. Olympic training center in Chula Vista, Calif. She has also competed with USA Elite Team throughout the Juggernaut’s season.