Monday, July 15, 2013

NPF Rookie of the Year Watch

The NPF is 6 weeks into the season and the Rookie of the Year watch is underway.  Below are some of the rookies that have made the transition from college ball to Pro, look like just another day at the park.

Nerissa Myers - Myers entered the league as free agent after a stellar career at University Louisiana Lafayette.  Although she was on several teams Draft lists, she was not selected in this years NPF draft.  Myer's has been a key addition for the Bandits as she leads all rookies in batting with a .385 average.

Kimi Pohlman - Pohlman was the Chicago Bandits #1 pick in the 2012 NPF Draft.  After deciding not to play in 2012, the Bandits still held the rights to Pohlman. Those rights were exercised when Pohlman decided to seize the opportunity to play this year.  She is batting .302 and has been a great addition of speed to the Bandits line up. 

Andi Williamson - Williamson has been a gem on the mound for the Chicago Bandits so far this season.  She is 4-1 along with a 1.53 ERA and 23K's in 32 innings pitched.  The Bandits knew about Williamson as a pitcher (out of Marshall), all along.  She might of been one of the best kept secrets coming out of college softball.

Brianna Turang - After a slow start Turang has been consistent in showing how she was a major part of Oklahoma University's offense this year in their journey for a National Championship.  She adds amazing speed in the lead off spot for the Akron Racers and is always a threat to score when she finds a way on base.  If Turang can limit her strike outs she will continue to put pressure on opposing defenses.

Olivia Galati - The first ever draft pick for the NY/NJ comets has risen to the challenges of the NPF in her first 6 weeks.  She boasts a 2.42 ERA and has 3 of the teams 4 wins in the circle.  Galati's best quality may be that she attacks hitters as she has only given up 13 walks in 57 innings pitched. 

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Photo by Dina Kwit
Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Andi Williamson - Chicago Bandits

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