The National Pro Fastpitch season ended last Saturday with the USSSA Pride winning the championship after a tough 3 game series with the Chicago Bandits. The Bandits should be proud of their season and their players.
Leading the Bandits (and actually the whole league) was 4th year outfielder Brenna Moss. Brenna tied the NPF single season hits record of 65 hits. She also topped the NPF leaderboards in runs scored (38) on base percentage (.466), batting average (.442) and stolen bases (27). She also placed high in several other categories. In short, she had a great season!
Brenna's achievements were rewarded with a major post-season award. She was named the 2018 NPF Player of the Year, a well-deserved honor.
As good as Brenna is on the field, she is a real sweetheart off the field. She's always available for a good interview or quote. She is always taking pictures and signing autographs for fans. She is one of the leaders on the team and one of the faces of the organization.
During the NPF championship series, I had the pleasure of watching some of the games with her father. His love and appreciation for Brenna was obvious and heartwarming. Their playful banter between innings was a lot of fun to witness.
I have watched Brenna from her rookie season and she has grown as a player and person. She came to the Bandits as a talented, mature young lady and has become one of the NPF stars. I am proud to cover her and to call her a friend.
Thank you to Brenna and the Chicago Bandits for their hospitality all season. Check out ChicagoBandits.com for info and updates during the offseason.
Brenna Moss and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2018.