Connie Fishbaugh, a local private investigator, is attempting to revive a Sacramento-area fastpitch softball league Sacto Fastpitch and is looking for an estimated 20 women to play in a four-team league in September.
Originally, the league was coed (2009), but according to Fishbaugh, it ceased operations after the 2010 season because people were feeling the economic pinch and too few women were aware of its existence.
"There are plenty of slowpitch leagues for men, women and coed," said Fishbaugh, "but most girls who play in high school and college want to keep playing fastpitch, and there is nothing here. That's what we're trying to fix. It's all recreational doesn't involve any travel and only costs $40 to sign up."
In an attempt to generate enough interest for games to be played at the Sacramento Softball Complex, beginning next month, Fishbaugh has taken to recruiting at area softball fields.
"I'll just walk down to the women and say, 'Does anybody want to play fastpitch?' " she said. "And I think there is considerable interest. We've continued to build a much larger database, too, and people are starting to call. Our goal is to have at least four teams for September, four or five teams soon, and then have league play in the spring, as well. I really feel like this year is the charm."
For further information, contact Fishbaugh at (916) 541-2729 or email@example.com.
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