Lake Charles, La. (Vocus) July 9, 2010
Tickets are now on sale for the much anticipated National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series that will take place at Sulphur’s McMurry Park, August 25-29.
Spectators will have the opportunity to watch players of United States Olympic fame like Jennie Finch and Cat Osterman duel it out on the diamond.
The series will kick off with a free Fan Fest on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at McMurry Park. At 6 p.m. a Friends of Pro’s Game will be held and the professional athletes will play a special match against wheelchair bound children. At 7:15 p.m. a Battle of the Bats Homerun Derby contest will take place and at 8:30 p.m. the ladies will take on the United States Military Softball team in a Red, White and Blue Game.
The semifinals round which is a best of three series, will kick off 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 semi-finals will begin at 6 p.m. with game one and game two will kick off at 8:30 p.m.
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 is thrown 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 as they battle their way to the bayou, visit National Pro Fastpitch. For lodging and other visitor information, go to VisitLakeCharles.