The Pride’s 2015 Season Review

The Pride finished 2015 with a 34-14 record and NPF regular season title. Photo by Jade Hewitt

By: Jami Lobpries The 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season kicked off with lots of buzz worthy news from expansion, league television deals, a star-studded draft and a big announcement from one of the all-time greats. By the end of the season, it was the USSSA Pride hoisting the regular season championship trophy for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in Pride history. The Pride went 34-14 to capture the title before falling to the Chicago Bandits in the NPF Championship Series. Kelly Kretschman and rookie Shelby Pendley were honored with two of the league's biggest … [Read more...]

A Look Back on the Pride’s 2015 NPF Award Winners

Kelly Kretschman named the 2015 NPF Player of the Year. Photo by Jade Hewitt

  The 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) was once again a season full of hardware for the USSSA Pride. With one of their youngest rosters in their seven-year existence, the Pride used a combination of experience and youth to capture their second consecutive NPF regular season title. The Pride went 34-14 en route to their fourth NPF regular season championship. At the conclusion of the regular season, several Pride players were recognized for their individual achievements. For the second consecutive year, the Pride took home NPF Player and NPF Rookie of the Year honors. … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride look for NPF Championship Series 3-Peat

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By Alexa DiSpirito Hoover, AL--The last two years, the season finale headlines have read, “USSSA Pride Win the National Pro Fastpitch Championship.”  The USSSA Pride have claimed the last two NPF Championships beating the Chicago Bandits in 2013 and the Akron Racers in 2014. The back-to-back regular season champions enter the NPF Championships as the number one seed and begin their quest for a three-peat this Friday in Hoover, Alabama. Veteran Andrea Duran, the 2014 NPF Player of the Year, and rookie Shelby Pendley, the reigning NPF Rookie of the Week, provided us with insight on what it … [Read more...]

CBS Sports Network to Air Every 2015 NPF Championship Game

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All season long fans have been asking for more National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) on CBS Sports Network.  Ask and you shall receive!  For the first time in NPF history, every pitch of every NPF Championship game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network from Friday the 14th through Tuesday the 18th.  Watch the 2015 Champion hoist the Cowles Cup live! The Championship format will consist of a best of three semi-final series: #1 USSSA Pride vs. #4 Dallas Charge #2 Chicago Bandits vs. #4 Akron Racers   The Championship final will also be a best of three series that begins … [Read more...]

2015 Championship Series In Hoover, Alabama

The 2015 Championship Series in Hoover, Alabama starts August 14, 2015.

Kissimmee, FL -July 29- With the 2015 regular season ending  for the USSSA Pride next Friday, its time to make preparations for the post season. For the second consecutive year, the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch Series will take place at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. From August 14-18 you can witness the best softball players in the world battle it out for the title of 2015 National Pro Fastpitch Champions. All 2015 NPF Championship Series games will be broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network. The first time in NPF history this feat has occurred. Tickets are on sale … [Read more...]