— Scrap Yard Dawgs (@ScrapYardDawgs) August 21, 2017
The Scrap Yard Dawgs defeated the USSSA Pride 5-2 in the 2017 National Pro Fast-Pitch Championship to win their first Cowles Cup in franchise history in Baton Rouge, LA. Monica Abbott was named MVP of the series for her 14-strikeout performance.
“You can follow softball for the next 30, 40, 50 years, and I don’t think you’ll see another performance equal to her performance here this week,” Scrap Yard coach Gerry Glasco told ESPNW. “The heart and the guts she showed, the tenacity on the mound in the heat, in the humidity, weather delays. It’s a phenomenal performance, and, I think, one of the greatest performances in the history of softball.”
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The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004. Their goal is to provide elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball after college. The NPF affiliate teams hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China.