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Nashville, TN - January 15, 2014 - Welcome to Throwin' Down with National Pro Fastpitch! This show will air live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm CST (8:00 pm EST) each month starting January 15, 2014. Your host for the show, Barb Jordan, will discuss news and notes from around the league, provide pre-season and in-season updates, talk about what's next for NPF, and conduct interviews with various representatives and players from the teams, sponsors, corporate partners, league officials, board members, and suppliers. Listerners are encouraged to ask questions on the current show topics as well as suggest topics for future shows. Listeners can also follow along live in the show chat room which will open 15 min prior to each show as well stay open 15 minutes after the show.
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Episode 39: Nesa Grider is the co-owner of Pinnacle Fastpitch which is the nation's top recruiting sercive for softball players looking to play in college. Pinnacle Fastpitch is a finalist for Oregona Athletics Supporter of the Year in the upcoming 1 Dream Awards on Saturday, Decmber, 6, in Las Vegas. PFP is also sponsoring two awards the #FutureGen Award which is being presented to Jen Schroeder (The Packaged Deal and Jen Schro Catching) for her continued dedication to youth athletes and the DREAM Big Award for Softball Client of the Year which will go to either Jessica Moore (USA and Idaho State University Softball), Mandy Ogle (PA Rebellion), Nerissa Myers (Akron Racers), Estela Pinon (Mexico and Chicago Bandits) or Nikki Palmer (Head Coach, Utah Valley University).Grider Twitter, Pinnacle Fastpitch Twitter, Pinnacle Fastpitch Facebook
TheSoftballZone Radio Show, has moved to BlogTalkRadio
Tuesday Night at 8:00 pm EST time we will host are very first episode using BlogTalkRadio Software.
We now have a Show Hotline (347) 945-7009, you can call this any time during the show. But will be mostly used when we opening up the Hotline so listener of the show can call in and ask question or make a remark. No more Pin #, just call the show and you be able to join once your per-screened.
We will also have a chat room open during the show as well.
We no longer need guest of the show to call in, when we have a guest on the show we can call them when its time for them to join the show.
Click here for are New Home page and join the show
Host information, includes Rick Moorehead who was a travel coach and Tournament Director and who started OFC; Joe Abraham, Head Coach at Hillsdale College in Michigan; John Kelly, a travel coach and founder of Softball Smarts out of California; Mark Termini, founder of the Ohio Stingrays and the Florida Stingrays, and Jeff Baker, a past High School and Travel Coach in Ohio. Jeff and Rick do double duty as Game Broadcasters, Jeff does Play by Play and Rick does game color commentator. Crystle Constiner whos daughters play Softball at all Level from Rec League up to College Ball.Bob Himmelein is a Tournament Director and umpire and has help with youth league over the past 20 years. Bob is not a regular but when he has time he stop in.
Episode 45: Aaron Moore, Chicago Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch joins the show to talk about last season, 2015 player signings, coaching staff, upcoming tryouts and more. The Bandits will be coached this season by head coach Mike Steuerwald and assistant coach Roman Foore. During the offseason Chicago aquired former Nebraska stars Tatum and Taylor Edwards in a trade with PA Rebellion and re-signed Monica Abott, Kristen Verdun, Tammy Williams, Amber Patton, Danielle Zymkowitz, Brittany Cervantes, RT Cantillo, Michelle Gascoigne, Alex Booker, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez and Emily Allard. Bandits on Twitter, Bandits on Facebook
Wednesday, June 18 at 8:00 ET (7:00 CT). Join host Barb Jordan with guests Rachele Fico, Nerissa Myers, and Ashley Thomas of the Akron Racers.
This weeks show is presented by Boombah, Official Uniform of National Pro Fastpitch.
Twitter users are encouraged to follow and hashtag the following to interact with other listeners and comment on the show: #profastpitchradio @profastpitch, @BarbJordan18, @AkronRacers, @supafic, @LSUsoftball, @riss_15, @RaginCajunSB, @AshGT5, @GaTechSoftball.
NPF encourages listeners to ask questions by calling (347) 945-6100 and pressing #1 on the phone keypad.
Listeners can also chat while the show is live in a chat room located on this page. The chat room opens 15 mintues before the show starts and stays open 15 minutes after the show ends.
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Episode 44: Craig Montvidas, Head Coach, PA Rebellion of National Pro Fastpitch joins the show to talk about his move to the NPF, his expectations for the 2015 season, thoughts on returning players, key roster moves, the international game and much more. Montvidas was appointed to lead the Dutch National Team again in December 2008. In his first full season in 2009, he guided the Orange to their first European Championship title in 19 years with a victory over Montvidas’s former team, Great Britain, by a score of 4-0. Following the 2009 season, Montvidas was promoted to become the supervisor of the entire Dutch Softball program. In his past six seasons as the Dutch National Team leader, the two-time Coach of the Year award winner (2011-2012), piloted the Dutch National Team to three European Championship Titles--2009, 2011 and 2013. Rebellion on Twitter, Rebellion on Facebook, Meet Coach Montvidas
Episode 43: Joey Arrietta, Akron Racers of National Pro Fastpitch joins the show to talk about last season, 2015 player signings, coaching staff, special promotions, international players and more. Brian Levin the current head coach at University Missouri St. Louis will return to Akron in 2015 as the team's manager. Last season, Levin and assistant field manager Dustin Combs the current head coach at William Jewell College, were named the 2014 NPF Coaching Staff of the Year. Combs has also agreed to return for 2015 giving Akron a strong foundation as it will be the only NPF team in 2015 with the entire coaching staff returning. The Racers finished the regular season 24-24 and for the first time since 2005 played for the league championship vs. the USSSA Pride. The team had five All-NPF selections including the Offensive Player of the Year, Nerissa Myers and Kelley Montalvo who also received the Jennie Finch Award. Racers on Twitter, Racers on Facebook
Episode 42: Alisa Goler (PA Rebellion Softball) of National Pro Fastpitch join the show to talk about their preparations for the upcoming NPF season and their respective teams. Alisa Goler for the first time in her NPF career will not take the field as a member of the Chicago Bandits. Goler was signed by the Rebellion as a FA back in February after spending her first four seasons in Chicago. Bailey Watts (Dallas Charge), former Pitcher for Houston Cougar also joins the show.
Episode 41: Mandy Ogle (PA Rebellion Softball) and RT Cantillo (Chicago Bandits) of National Pro Fastpitch join the show to talk about their preparations for the upcoming NPF season and their respective teams. Taylor Leach formerly of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s Soccer team also joins 1 Dream Radio to talk about her current ventures in soccer. After the 2014/2015 season, Leach was ranked as the 32nd best player in the nation and 8th in the SEC. Leach was 1/30 up for the 2014 Sr. Class Award. Ogle Facebook,Cantillo Facebook, Leach Facebook
#166: Cheri Kempf, Commissioner, National Pro Fastpitch, visits TCRS to discuss recent NPF happenings and the upcoming 2015 NPF Collegiate Draft which is April 1st at the CMA Hall of Fame in Nashville. Heading into 2015, NPF has expanded into Dallas with the formation of the Dallas Charge. The 2014 NPF season saw the USSSA Pride capture back-to-back league championships. Commissioner Kempf Twitter, NPF Twitter, NPF Facebook.
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