ESU’s Sheeley, Brattin playing for NPF’s Tennessee Diamonds

SAMANTHA SHEELEY

SAMANTHA SHEELEY

Here’s the thing about Sunflower Slate — once you’re with us, we’ll roll with you wherever you go … in this case, all the way to National Pro Fastpitch.

Former Emporia State players Samantha Sheeley, a pitcher, and catcher Aubree Brattin are both on the roster for the Tennessee Diamonds of the NPF, a new (kind of) franchise that used to be the Rockford Thunder before moving this past offseason. Sheeley (who you can follow here on Twitter, check the pic!) led the Hornets to the national championship game in 2008 and was an All-American before moving on to the NPF last year, where she was 3-5 with a 4.32 ERA for the Thunder and pitched with former Texas star Cat Osterman. Brattin is in her first season in the NPF and was an all-MIAA pick in 2009. You can follow both of them this season via the NPF site. The NPF has been around in some form since 1989 and is sponsored in part by Major League Baseball … so you’ve got to think this league has got a pretty good shelf life. Good luck to these two.

TA.

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