ROUND ROCK, Texas - Building on the success of last year's National Pro Fastpitch Series between the Chicago Bandits and USSSA Florida Pride, NPF and Ryan Sanders Baseball officials announced today that The Dell Diamond will once again host a regular season series, presented by St. David's Healthcare, that will take place July 22-23 between the Akron Racers and NPF Diamonds.
The teams will play four games in the two-day period with a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m., Friday, July 22, and a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 23.
In Mayor Alan McGraw's "State of the City" address last month, the mayor commented on the high number of new city officials who have "recharged" the city to continue building on the strong foundation of growth established by former leaders.
"Ladies and gentleman, I believe the state of our city is renewed, recharged, and more importantly resolved - resolved to continue building on the success that is Round Rock," McGraw said.
Round Rock - the self-proclaimed "Sports Capital of Texas" - has, over time, attracted sports such as disc golf, baseball, softball, lacrosse and even women's full-contact football. But with plans now underway for a city indoor sports complex, the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping to increase the city's focus on activities such as volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and even cup-stacking.