Frankenstein Celebrates Another Championship

Aug. 29, 2006


Just four months after helping Kansas to its first-ever Big 12 Conference softball postseason title, former Jayhawk standout Destiny Frankenstein hoisted the 2006 National Professional Fastpitch Championship trophy Monday with her current team, the New England Riptide. Frankenstein’s Riptides defeated the Connecticut Brakettes, 2-0, Monday night to win the championship.

Frankenstein, a shortstop from Broken Arrow, Okla., added two putouts and an assist in the championship game. The Riptides, coached by former Kansas head coach Sharon Drysdale (1973-76), finished the season 24-17. Drysdale started KU’s softball program in 1973 before becoming a legendary coach at Northwestern for 23 years.

A four-year letterwinner at KU from 2003-06, Frankenstein totaled 20 hits, 10 RBI, 11 runs and hit .215 in 93 at-bats with the Riptide this season. Joining Frankenstein in the NPF this season was former Jayhawk and 2006 Big 12 Player of the Year Serena Settlemier, who competed for the Texas Thunder (21-27).

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