Tennessee softball alums Madison Shipman and Ellen Renfroe were among several National Pro Fastpitch rookies who shined in the league's 2014 opening weekend last week. Shipman and Renfroe were among 33 NPF rookies who saw action.
Shipman, who was drafted No. 2 overall by the USSSA Pride, recorded her first career hit, an infield single, in her NPF debut on May 30 against the Pennsylvania Rebellion.
Renfroe, who had signed with the Chicago Bandits as a free agent, notched her first career victory on May 31, tossing three hitless relief frames with one strikeout in the Bandits' 5-3 win over the Akron Racers.
Shipman and the Pride open a four-game series against the Rebellion from June 5-8 at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, Pa. Renfroe and the Bandits host the Racers for two games from June 6-7 and then head to Akron for two more games from June 9-10.