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National Pro Fastpitch Championships start Thursday: How to Watch

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 12:23pm EDT

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Pro Fastpitch ChampionshipThe National Pro Fastpitch Championships start on Thursday, August 18, at McMurray Park in Sulphur, Louisiana. 

The night kicks of the first games of two best-of-three-series between the #2 and #3 seeds and the #1 and #4 seeds.

#3-seed Chicago Bandits will face the #2-seed Akron Racers at 6pm ET. WATCH LIVE HERE.

#4-seed NPF Diamonds take on the #1-seed USSSA Pride at 8:30pm ET. WATCH LIVE HERE.

As announced in July, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com will carry coverage of the final series.

The winners of the first two series will face off in a best-of-three Final Series that begins at 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday, August 20, with the first game. Game 2 of the Final Series will take place live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com Sunday, August 21, at 2 p.m. EST with the “if necessary” game following at 5 p.m. EST.

In the event an “if game” is necessary, it will be available in prime time on Monday August, 22 at 10 p.m. EST on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. 

In Sulphur in 2010, the NPF Championship Series drew record crowds. It was also where fastpitch softball legend Jennie Finch bid the game adieu in front of a large hometown crowd. The 2010 Final Series of the Championship saw USSSA Florida Pride beat the three-peat regular season champion, Chicago Bandits. Going into this year's tournament, the defending champions are ranked first.

For a full schedule, CLICK HERE.

More information about the Championships at championship.profastpitch.com

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