01/19/2016 12:05 AM -
The Woodlands, TX - January 19, 2016 - The Scrap Yard Dawgs are excited to announce the addition of three exhibition games to the 2016 season against the USA Softball Women's National Team.
Team USA Head Coach Ken Eriksen said, "The 2016 competition schedule is perfect for our objective of winning Gold at the World Championships," said USA Softball Women's National Team Head Coach Ken Eriksen. "The Scrap Yard Dawgs are providing our players with an opportunity to prepare for our international season with some great competition. Hopefully this opportunity for a great marriage between ownership groups in the NPF will provide a great way for all to enjoy the benefits of a powerful USA Softball program in all facets."
In their inaugural season the Dawgs will play Team USA in Oklahoma City, OK at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex, at home at the Scrap Yard Sports complex in The Woodlands, TX and in McKinney, TX.
In conjunction with the June 16-19 series with the Charge, the NPF expansion Scrap Yard Dawgs have added three games against the Women's National Team to help them prepare for international competition during the summer.
Dawgs General Manager, Kevin Shelton was pleased about the additions, "It is gratifying to add games against the National Team and have a chance to play them in these three great locations. Playing an NPF game in OKC is another great way to export our league to new fans and having the opportunity to bring these high quality games to Dallas and Houston is a privilege. It's great for our fans and should be a great experience."
The detailed schedule is:
- Thursday, June 16 in Oklahoma City, OK
- 1pm Dawgs v. Charge
- 4pm Charge v. Team USA
- 7pm Dawgs v. Team USA
- Friday, June 17 at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX
- 4pm Dawgs v. Team USA
- 7pm Team USA v Charge
- Saturday, June 18 at the Scrap Yard, The Woodlands, TX
- 1pm Charge v. Dawgs
- 4pm Charge v. Team USA
- 7pm Team USA v. Dawgs
About the Scrap Yard Dawgs
The Scrap Yard Dawgs will begin competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs will provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
About the NPF
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chose sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball and has been since 2002.