National Pro Fastpitch Coming to the One and Only Tuscaloosa!

National Pro Fastpitch Coming to the One and Only Tuscaloosa!

The Cowels Cup is coming to the One and Only Tuscaloosa! Every year the MLB’s female equivalent, National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), has a playoff to compete for the national title, and the winner is awarded the Cowels Cup. This year the playoff series found its home in the University of Alabama’s Rhodes Stadium! Tickets are available for the championship August 19th – 23rd through NPF’s official website. The most exciting part of NPF coming to Tuscaloosa is the University of Alabama Alumna making their return to Rhodes Stadium! There are four familiar faces playing in the playoff series this season:

Kelley Montalvo – 3B – Akron Racers
USA Softball Player of the Year candidate at UA
2014 NPF Jennie Finch Award Winner
2012 National Pro Fastpitch Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Jackie Traina – P – Scrap Yard Dawgs
2012 Women’s College World Series MVP at UA
Two-time ISF Women’s World Championship Silver Medalist with Team USA
In her rookie season with the Scrap Yard Dawgs

Kelly Kretschman – OF – USSSA Pride
Four-time NFCA All-American at UA
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist with Team USA
2015 NPF Player of the Year

Haylie McCleney – OF – USSSA Pride
Two-time First Team All-American at UA
2014 and 2015 World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist with Team USA
Drafted 13th overall in the 2016 NPF College Draft