PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – There is a new professional softball team in the Pittsburgh area called the Pennsylvania Rebellion. They will be playing their inaugural season this summer at Consol Energy Park in Washington, Pa.
The Rebellion are playing in the National Pro Fastpitch league and a few members of the team sat down with Andrew Fillipponi of The Fan’s Cook and Poni Show to talk about how the team was put together.READ MORE: Southwest PA Says No More Launches 'Dear Men' Video Series
“There are a handful of us that were acquired from a franchise that is no longer,” catcher/infielder Lauren Lappin said. “There are a few of us that were traded from other teams, and then yes, there was a draft, a college draft back in the end of March.”
With softball no longer a part of the summer Olympics, the Rebellion talked about what it’s like not having that goal to strive for any longer.READ MORE: Pittsburgh International Airport Travelers Affected By Southwest Airlines' 'Technical Issues'
“It is completely unfortunate and disappointing. There is a vote happening at the end of this year to hopefully get it back for the Tokyo games,” said Lappin.
The Rebellion have their season opener on Thursday, June 5 at 7:05 p.m.
Listen to the audio below to hear more about the team and the league they’ll be playing in: