Bandits Make Quick Work Of Pride – Capture Cowles Cup

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Sulphur, LA - All season long the USSSA Florida Pride had softball fans confident that they would repeat as Cowles Cup Champions.  The Chicago Bandits never got that memo as they struck early and often in a 10-3 rout of the defending and regular season National Pro Fastpitch champions here at the NPF Championship Series at McMurry Park. Series MVP, Monica Abbott kept the Pride off balance for the second day in a row and avoided a deciding game 3 by ending the Pride's hopes of taking the Cowles Cup back home with them.  The Bandits took advantage of a 5 run 1st inning and scattered 5 … [Read more...]

Abbott leads Bandits to 4-3 Victory in Game One of Championship Series

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Boxscore   Sulphur, LA - If the remainder of the quest for the Cowles Cup goes the way game 1 in the best of 3 series went, softball fans won't be disappointed.  Game 1 of the championship round was a thriller that was decided in 8 innings with the 3 seed Chicago Bandits taking the early advantage over the defending league champion and series favorite, USSSA Florida Pride with a 4-3 win at McMurry Park. The Pride had an early 2-0 lead before Megan Wiggins lined a 3 RBI double off of Cat Osterman in the 5th to put the Bandits ahead.  Two pitches later Osterman would be replaced by … [Read more...]

Pauly Throws One Hitter: Pride Advance to Championship Series

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Pride 7 Diamonds 0 Boxscore Sulphur, LA - They dominated all season long, so why would tonight be any different.  The USSSA Florida Pride continued their domination here Friday night at the National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series at McMurry Park in Game 2 of their best of 3 series with the NPF Diamonds with a 7-0 win to advance to play for the NPF Championship and the chance to keep the Cowles Cup in Kissimmee.  After pulling out a last inning win in game 1 of the series earlier in the day the Pride left no doubt in softball fans minds as they earned the right to play for softball … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride skims past Diamonds in a nail biting first game of a double header tonight

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Pride - 8 Diamonds - 7 Boxscore Sulphur, LA - The regular season NPF Champion and defending Cowles Cup Champion USSSA Florida Pride and the NPF Diamonds opened their best of 3 series on Thursday night, but after 2 innings the game was postponed until Friday afternoon because mother nature decided to put on a magnificent lightning show at the National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series at McMurry Park. The game was stopped with the Pride holding a 4-0 advantage in what looked to be a dominating performance by the series number 1 seed. Day 2 took on a different tone as the Diamonds … [Read more...]

Morgan Reigns Over Battle of the Bats

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Sulphur, LA – The 2011 NPF Battle of the Bats Competition concluded Wednesday night at McMurry Park in Sulphur, Louisiana at Fan Fest of the National Pro Fast Pitch Championship Series, and the results were the same as last year’s competition.  The defending Battle of the Bats Champion, Charlotte Morgan of the USSSA Pride took home her 2nd B.O.B. title in as many years with a strong performance.  Morgan who led after the 1st round of the night with 6 home runs, turned in 4 in each the 2nd and Championship rounds to seal the deal.  Morgan, facing the Chicago Bandits Alisa Goler in the … [Read more...]