McKINNEY (Jan. 19, 2016) — The Dallas Charge 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 Dallas Charge 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 second season of action the Charge will play Team USA in Oklahoma City at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex, at home in McKinney and at the Scrap Yard Sports complex in The Woodlands.
In conjunction with the June 16-19 series with the expansion Scrap Yard Dawgs, the Charge have added three games against the Women's National Team to help them prepare for international competition during the summer. The Scrap Yard Dawgs are a Houston-based team located in The Woodlands.
Charge GM Kevin Shelton was pleased about the additions, "It is gratifying to add games against the Women’s 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. Additionally, having the opportunity 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 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex, Oklahoma City:
- 1 p.m. – Dawgs vs. Charge
- 4 p.m. – Charge vs. Team USA
- 7 p.m. – Dawgs vs. Team USA
Friday, June 17 at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, McKinney:
- 4 p.m. – Dawgs vs. Team USA
- 7 p.m. – Team USA vs. Charge
Saturday, June 18 at the Scrap Yard, The Woodlands:
- 1 p.m. – Charge vs. Dawgs
- 4 p.m. – Charge vs. Team USA
- 7 p.m. – Team USA vs. Dawgs
About the Dallas Charge
The Dallas Charge, headquartered in McKinney began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dallas Charge at dallascharge.com.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen 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 fast pitch softball since 2002. For more information visit profastpitch.com.