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...]

Davenport and Pride Look to Defend Cowles Cup Next Weekend

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Story by Chad Haynie, UNG Athletic Communications 8/7/2015- DAHLONEGA | As students arrive back to campus to prepare for the start of another academic year, University of North Georgia softball coach Mike Davenport is wrapping up his summer with his other team, the USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch league. Just a day after returning to Dahlonega from Oklahoma City after leading North Georgia to its first-ever national championship, Davenport packed his bags and headed down to Orlando, Florida to oversee the end of camp for his 2015 Pride squad and prepare the team for the … [Read more...]

The Pride defeat the Charge in Regular Season Series Finale

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San Antonio, TX – August 7, 2015 – DALLAS CHARGE:  The USSSA Pride beat the Dallas Charge for the third consecutive game to wrap up their 2015 regular season campaign.  Cat Osterman got the start and win for the Pride in her final regular game.  The 7-3 victory over the Charge was the Pride’s 34th against 14 losses.  Osterman improved to 14-2 in the circle.  Andi Williamson collected the save for the Pride, her first of the season.  Morgan Melloh suffered the lost giving up four runs in just over one inning of work. The Pride struck early.  Melloh hit Natasha Watley and then walked Hallie … [Read more...]