Carolina Diamonds

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Carolina Diamonds
League National Pro Fastpitch
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Ballpark Various venues in North Carolina for 2012
Year founded 2004
League championships 1 (2009)
Colors lime green, black, silver
Ownership Amelia Nemeth
Management Alan Demaske - GM (2012)
Manager Lisa Navas - Interim Head Coach (2012)

The Carolina Diamonds, formerly known as the NPF Diamonds,Tennessee Diamonds, Rockford Thunder and Texas Thunder, was a women's softball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since the 2004 season, they have played as a member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). They were known as the Texas Thunder from 2004 to 2006, the Rockford Thunder from 2007 to 2009, and the Tennessee Diamonds in 2010. They relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012.[1]

The Thunder won the 2009 Cowles Cup Championship of NPF by defeating the USSSA Pride in the championship game held in Akron, Ohio on August 23, 2009.[2]

In February 2013, it was announced that the team had folded and the roster would now be picked up by the NPF expansion team, the New York/New Jersey Comets.[3]

2012 roster[edit]

Carolina Diamonds roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager (')

Coaches


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‡ Restricted list
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Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Win Loss Win % Finish Playoffs
2004 41 17 .707 1st
2005 35 12 .745 3rd
2006 21 27 .438 5th
2007 24 20 .545 5th
2008 18 30 .375 6th
2009 19 21 .475 3rd Won NPF Championship vs USSSA Pride
2010 16 33 .327 4th Lost semi-finals vs Chicago Bandits, 0–2[4]
2011 6 32 .158 4th
Totals 180 192 .484

2011 roster[edit]

NPF Diamonds roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches (')


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On [[{{{MLBAffiliation}}} |{{{MLBAffiliation}}}]] 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment


More MiLB rosters
→ [[{{{MLBAffiliation}}} minor league players]]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Rockford 2009 NPF Champs". August 24, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "New NPF Team Returns Professional Softball To Northeast". National Pro Fastpitch. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Adam Gierhart (August 27, 2010). "Bandits Do it Again". Retrieved August 28, 2010. 

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