The Pennsylvania Rebellion were a National Pro Fastpitch softball team based in Washington, Pennsylvania. They were added as an expansion team for the 2014 season, receiving the roster and draft position of the recently defunct NY/NJ Comets. They folded after the 2016 season.
|League||National Pro Fastpitch|
|Ballpark||Consol Energy Park|
|Colors||Black, gold, white|
The Rebellion joined NPF for the 2014 season, and received both the NY/NJ Comets' roster and draft position. This resulted in Pennsylvania having the overall first pick in the 2014 NPF draft, which they used for Arizona State's pitcher Dallas Escobedo, who pitched for the Rebellion's first ever win.
Overall, the Rebellion struggled through the season, batting a league-worst .199. Manager Rick Bertagnolli resigned following a 2-10 start, citing 'personal reasons.' Assistant coach Stacey Rice, was named to replace him. The Rebellion's inaugural season ended with 9-39 record, finishing in last place.
On January 14, the Rebellion announced that the head coach of the Netherlands women's national softball team, Craig Montvidas, was hired as the Rebellion's coach. On January 26, Steve Zavacky was promoted to general manager. The team missed the playoffs, finishing in last place.
The team missed the playoffs, finishing in last place.
On January 16, 2017, the NPF announced that the ownership of the Pennsylvania Rebellion would be dissolving the team, effective immediately. All Rebellion players under contract were granted free agency.
All-time head coachesEdit
|2014||9||39||0||4th place National Pro Fastpitch||Lost in NPF Semifinals|
|2015||16||32||0||5th place National Pro Fastpitch||Did Not Qualify|
|2016||17||33||0||6th place National Pro Fastpitch||Did Not Qualify|
Below is the final Rebellion roster after they made their final trade in January 2017. All players shown were granted free agency when the team was dissolved.
|Pennsylvania Rebellion roster|
(YYYY = Final season of player contract)
→ All NPF rosters
- "National Pro Fastpitch Awards Professional Women's Softball Team to Western Pennsylvania". National Pro Fastpitch.
- "NPF Announces New Team in Pennsylvania". profastpitch.com. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- Jeff Metcalfe (2 June 2014). "Former ASU standout Dallas Escobedo wins pro softball debut". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- Joe Tuscano (26 August 2014). "Rebellion Need Speedy Solution". observer-reporter. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- Justin (25 June 2014). "Rick Bertagnolli Resigns as Rebellion Manager; Replacement Named". Justin's World. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- Joe Tuscano (14 January 2015). "Montvidas named Rebellion manager". Observer-Reporter. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- "Steven Zavacky Promoted to General Manager of the Washington Wild Things and Pennsylvania Rebellion". Washington Wild Things. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- "Rebellion Out for 2017". Fastpitch News. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.