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Sooners in the NPF: Week 7
July 18, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. - As a bonus to OU softball fans, SoonerSports.com will provide a weekly glimpse at five former players competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league this summer.  Today’s installment covers the seventh 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

Enea and the Chicago Bandits swept the Arizona Heat in a four-game series, improving their overall mark to 20-3.  However, Scaglione was impressive for the Heat, totaling five hits and an RBI in the series, her 13th of the season (second on the squad).  Her Heat teammate Valdez threw four innings of relief in two games, giving up four runs.

After game one was canceled due to inclement weather, Vesely and the New England Riptide battled it out for three games against Stewart and the Philadelphia Force.  Although the Riptide won the series 2-1, the Force broke their five game losing streak after taking game three in 11 innings, 3-2.

Stewart threw all seven innings in game two, striking out four while surrendering seven hits.  Vesely’s four singles, including one RBI, highlighted the Riptide offense in the series.

Arizona Heat | New England Riptide | Chicago Bandits 
Philadelphia Force

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