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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2010 > May - August > National Professional Fastpitch Championship Series Set for End of August; Jennie Finch to Retire at End of the Season

National Professional Fastpitch Championship Series Set for End of August; Jennie Finch to Retire at End of the Season

National Professional Fastpitch Championship Series Set for End of August; Jennie Finch to Retire at End of the Season

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The 2010 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series is set for Sulphur’s McMurry Park, in Louisiana, Aug. 25-29. The Series will feature the final games of softball great Jennie Finch, who has announced her retirement.

Spectators will have the opportunity to watch other players of United States Olympic fame like Jessica Mendoza, Monica Abbott, Natasha Watley, Caitlin Lowe and Cat Osterman duel it out on the diamond.

The Series will open with a free Fan Fest on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. in McMurry Park. Highlighting the Fan Fest will be a “Friends of Pros” game where the professional athletes will play a special match involving autistic children. At 7:15 p.m. a Battle of the Bats Homerun Derby contest will take place.

The semifinals round which is a best of three series, will begin with Game One at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26 and Game Two will follow at 8:30 p.m.

On Friday, Aug. 27, round two of the semifinals will begin at 6 p.m. with Game One, followed by Game Two at 8:30 p.m.

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If necessary, round three of the semifinals will take place on Saturday, Aug. 28 with Game One at 11 a.m. and Game Two at 1:30 p.m.

Fans won’t want to miss the first game of the Championship Series with the first pitch at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. This best-of-three series will continue on through Sunday, Aug. 29 with games being played at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., if necessary.

The U.S. Olympic Team made a stop through the area in April 2008 on their Bound 4 Beijing Tour and took on the UL-Lafayette Lady Cajuns in an exhibition match. Many of these same athletes were on that team. More than 4,000 fans packed McMurry Park to view this game.

Fans are encouraged to get their tickets early by logging on to https://profastpitch.ticketleap.com.

Several ticket packages are available as well as individual game tickets. To follow the teams, visit www.profastpitch.com. For lodging and other visitor information, go to www.visitlakecharles.org/npf.