NEW BRAUNFELS, TX (July 18, 2017) –– Texas Charge General Manager Scott Smith announced today the signing of former USSSA Pride player Kelsey Stewart. The infielder has signed through the 2019 season.
Kelsey Stewart, a Wichita, KS native, was first drafted by the USSSA Pride as the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NPF Draft from the University of Florida. This is her rookie season.
The former Florida Gator completed her career at Florida as a two-time All-American (2014 & 2015) and back-to-back WCWS National Champion (2014 & 2015). Stewart ranks 3rd in Gator history with 201 runs scored and owns two of the three 30+ steal and 100+ hit seasons in UF history. When she was a sophomore, she set a school record of 102 hits in a season. Her .417 career batting average and .476 on-base percentage are the best in UF program history (minimum 200 at-bats).
About Texas Charge
The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team, headquartered in New Braunfels, TX, began competition in the league in 2015. The Charge provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Austin area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Texas Charge at http://www.texascharge.net/
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.