Welcome To Nevada Lightning Fastpitch Softball

A professionally run softball organization with a personal touch.

Founded in 1990, Nevada Lightning Girls Fastpitch is the premier travel softball organization in Northern Nevada. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the positive athletic, academic and social development of young women.

Nevada Lightning is dedicated to instilling a sense of good sportsmanship as well as creating an environment to enhance player development and inspire a positive self-image in young women ages eight through eighteen.

Our organization is well respected throughout Northern Nevada and Northern California and we are proud of the success and recognition earned by our fine Northern Nevada athletes. Our teams have the opportunity to play against some of the best competition for their age level in local, regional and national tournaments.  We have an outstanding track record of producing college softball players out of our organization.  Our College Alumni list is 200 players strong, and grows every year.

Nevada Lightning is staffed by volunteers dedicated to providing quality coaching with a focus on player development and strong team dynamics. All of our coaches, managers and recruiters are registered with the American Softball Association (ASA) and are cleared through a Protect Youth Sports (PYS) criminal background investigation.

We have year-around access to indoor facilities with a full infield area, batting cages and pitching lanes that allow our players to maintain skill levels and continue athletic development throughout the year, regardless of the weather outside.  We also have a state-of-the art website, an organizational college recruiting coordinator, an organizational marketing coordinator, as well as a board of directors that manages the day-to-day operations of the organization.

With established fundraisers in place, Nevada Lightning provides an opportunity for new and existing teams to raise funds to benefit the organization as well as the individual teams.

Our long history provides a solid foundation for the continued development of the organization as we continue to grow and build for our future.

Nevada Lightning Players Commit To The Next Level

Jenna Christensen Committed
Jenna Christensen
Nevada Lightning ’00
2017 Grad Fortuna Union
High School
McPherson College

Nevada Lightning 16U ’02 Looking For Players To Round Out 2017 Fall Roster

The Nevada Lightning Organization is pleased to announce the start up of the 16U ’02 team. We are in the process of building our roster and are looking for 16U age eligible girls, preferably girls born in 2020, 2021 or 2022.  Our next skill assessment date will be on Sunday August 20th from 12 PM to 2 PM at Idewild.   Please contact Bret Pagni at (775) 843-5172 or bretpagni@att.net for more information on how to get your daughter and family involved with this team.

Nevada Lightning 18U ’00 Betker Looking For Players To Round Out 2017 Fall Roster

The Nevada Lightning 18U ’00 Betker team is looking to fill a few roster spots to finalize it’s roster for the 2017 fall season.  Players with grad years of 2018, 2019 and 2020 are welcome to contact Coach Brad Betker at (775) 450-9000 or bradbetker@gmail.com for more information on how to get your daughter and family involved with this team.

Nevada Lightning 10U ’06 Wilkins For Players To Round Out 2017 Fall Roster

The Nevada Lightning 10U ’04 Wilkins team is looking to fill a few roster spots to finalize it’s roster for the 2017 fall season.  Players with birth years of ’04 and ’05 are welcome to contact Coach Sarah Wilkins at (775) 342-3469 or swilkins827@yahoo.com for more information on how to get your daughter and family involved with this team.

Special Thanks To Lightning ’98 Players And Families!

For the past decade, we have had the privilege of having the Lightning ’98 players, coaches and families a part of our organization.  We are especially proud of all of our girls who will be moving on to play college softball this fall.  This couldn’t have been accomplished without the great commitment made by our players over the years, they deserve all of the success they are achieving currently.  We can only hope that our future teams can model the way they do their business like the ’98 team has done over the years.  THANK YOU PLAYERS, COACHES AND FAMILIES FOR YOUR EXCELLENCE AND DEDICATION TO THE ORGANIZATION AND TO THE GAME OF SOFTBALL!

Nevada Lightning Organization Works With Play Up Athletics To Assist With College Recruiting

The Nevada Lightning organization is working with Coach Chuck Lovitt from Play Up Athletics as their organizational Recruiting Coordinator.  Coach Lovitt has committed not only to assist the individual players but will also train the individual Team Recruiting Coordinators to better assist the girls get to the next level.

Click here to learn more about Coach Lovitt and Play Up Athletics!

Nevada Lightning Organization Retains Bausernan Group As Organizational Marketing Consultant

The Nevada Lightning organization is excited to announce they have retained Kaitlin Madewell of Bausernan Group, to be the organizational marketing consultant.  Kaitlin and her company will aid in the design, printing and distribution of marketing materials that will aid teams in recruiting new players and families.  Bausernan Group will also assist the Lightning website design team in maximizing the SEO efficiency of the Lightning website, with a point of emphasis to make the site more Google friendly.  The Lightning organization is excited about this partnership and has created another source of value for the Lightning managers, coaches and families for being a part of the organization!

Testimonial To Our Commitment


The Feather River College Softball team has received a verbal commitment from one of Nevada’s best middle infielders.  Jaime Romero will be joining the Golden Eagles in 2016 and will immediately contribute and add to the success of the team.  She plays travel ball for Nevada Lightning which is one of the top travel ball programs in the country.  Their organization is filled with great people and is led by Bret Pagni.  “These girls can play ball and everyone in the Lightning organization has treated us with nothing but respect” is what Coach Marco Aragon said when asked about Romero and her travel ball team.

 2014 – 2017 College Commitments

Congratulations to the following Nevada Lightning 2014-2016 graduates on their college signings!

Jenna Christensen Committed  Jenna Christensen ’17 – Lightning ’00 – McPherson College McPherson

Allison Meyer FT Page  Allison Meyer ’16 – Lightning ’98 – George Fox University GeorgeFox

Hayley Fein FT Page  Hayley Fein ’16 – Lightning ’98 – Cal State Monterey Bay MontereyBay

Ashley Nicholson FT Page  Ashley Nicholson ’16 – Lightning ’00 – University of Dallas Northwest

Caitlyn Wood FT Page  Caitlyn Wood ’16 – Lightning ’98 – Embry Riddle University EmbryRiddle

Jamie Romero FT Page  Jamie Romero ’16 – Lightning ’98 – Feather River College FeatherRiver

Alexis Gonzalez FT Page  Alexis Gonzalez ’16 – Lightning ’98 – Coppin State University Coppin

Christie Betker FT Page  Christie Betker ’16 – Lightning ’98 – McPherson College McPherson

Nicole Renner FT Page  Nicole Renner ’16 – Lightning ’98 – College of Southern Idaho SouthernIdaho

Kayleen Garrick FT Page   Kayleen Garrick ’16 – Lightning ’00 – Eastern Nazarene University Nazarene

Aubrey Slocum FT Page  Aubrey Slocum ’15 – Lightning ’98 – Northwest University Northwest

Abigail Almond FT Page  Abigale Almond ’15 – Lightning ’97 – Lassen Community College Lassen CC

Aleah Dela Cruz FT Page  Aleah Dela Cruz ’15 – Lightning ’97 – Lassen Community College Lassen CC

KMoore   Kathryn Moore ’14 – Miller/Moore 18U – Willamette University  Willamette

KSonnemann  Kelly Sonnemann ’14 – Miller/Moore 18U – Humboldt University Humboldt

MGross Morgan Gross ’14 – Miller/Moore 18U – University of South Florida  University of S. Florida

EHigbee Ereanna Higbee ’14 – Miller/Moore 18U – Southwestern Oregon Univ. Southwestern Oregon

MHill McKinsey Hill ’14 – Miller/Moore 18U – Southwestern Oregon UnivSouthwestern Oregon

BMenesini Brooke Menesini ’14 – Miller/Moore 18U – Menlo College Menlo

Jordan Kennedy 2 Jordan Kennedy ’14 – Miller/Moore 18U – Northeastern  Junior CollegeNortheastern JC Colorado
K Folkers Kaitlyn Folkers ’14 – Lightning ’97 – Feather River College Feather River

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