Softball in Santander: Pro team could be coming

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YORK, Pa. -- A professional softball team could be on its way to Central Pennsylvania.

On Thursday, Santander Stadium hosted the first of a three-game regular season series of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league. The event, titled the Susquehanna Showcase, featured the PA Rebellion of Washington, Pa. and USSSA Pride of Kissimmee, Fla. York Revolution team president Eric Menzer, realizing a strong base of softball players and families in the York County area, wanted to bring a professional softball game to the region as the NPF looks to expand its league.

Thursday's crowd at Santander rivaled, if not exceeded, many home games for the Revolution. It was mainly families and teams, with most girls wearing their jerseys. The solid attendance came despite a constant drizzle of rain.

The USSSA Pride defeated the Rebellion 4-3 in 12 innings. Games Friday and Saturday will take place at Lancaster's Clipper Magazine Stadium.