Date: July 25th 2012.
The end of July is an exciting time for the USSSA Pride as they come home to Central Florida to face the Chicago Bandit’s yet again as part of the National Pro Fastpitch season of professional fastpitch softball.
The venue for the exciting series this week is ESPN’s Wide World of Sports located right within Walt Disney World. Fans of the Pride are encouraged to go ahead and come out to the games or watch live on their computer or mobile device at usssapride.com/live
The games this week are scheduled as follows:
Thursday July 26th 7:05pm EST
Friday July 27th 7:05pm EST
Saturday July 28th 8:05pm EST
Sunday July 29th 7:05pm EST
Before the slightly later game on Saturday players in the USSSA Fastpitch World series are marching in a parade of champions as their opening ceremony and will be staying behind afterwards to watch the best Fastpitch players in the world compete right at Champions Stadium. The USSSA Pride and Chicago Bandits contain numerous Olympic Medalists who have turned pro and now play in the National Pro Fastpitch League and are the heros for many of the young Fastpitch players competing in the tournament.
This series is expected to be an exciting match up with the Pride having recently won three games in a four game series against the Bandits earlier this month while having been beat eight times by the Bandits during this season. The Pride’s Olympian Cat Osterman leads the league for Pitching while her teammate Kelly Kretchman is second for batting. It is certainly going to be an exciting week ahead for the USSSA Pride!
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
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