Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois set to join NPF in 2019
National Pro Fastpitch, the professional softball league based in the United States, announced the addition of the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois on Tuesday.
The Wild, which will feature members of the Canadian national team, becomes the sixth team set to compete in the 2019 NPF season, joining the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride.
SOFTBALL CANADA JOINS NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH- NationalProFastpitch (@profastpitch) October 30, 2018
NPF in conjunction with Softball Canada, Rent One Park, and presenting sponsor, visitSI, announced the addition of the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois to the league today. @SIMiners #NPF2019
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The Wild will call Rent One Park in Marion, Illinois, home.
Softball Canada finished third at the 2018 world championships in August and is ranked third in the world by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.
"Obviously, this is a tremendous addition to the league," NPF commissioner Cheri Kempf said.