National Pro Fastpitch Names 2015 Umpire Staff

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Nashville, TN – May 15, 2015 -The National Pro Fastpitch League has released its staff of umpires for the 2015 season. This season for NPF, 26 umpires will make up the roster. Those umpires collectively represent 16 states that include Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The 2015 NPF umpire staff consists of ten individuals with 8 years or more of professional level experience. Joe Massaro and Tom Meyer top the staff with 12 years each, followed by Kevin Davis … [Read more...]

A Look Back at the Pride: 2010, 2011, 2013 Seasons

With our upcoming season starting very soon we wanted to throw it back and take a stroll through memory lane to look back at the 2010, 2011 and 2013 USSSA Pride Seasons. Make sure to tune in to  National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) opening day on May 29th to welcome back the best softball players in the world! Only seventeen days until the start of another great season! Also don't forget to buy your tickets for the Pride's opening series vs the Dallas Charge on June 6th in McKinney, Texas especially if you're a Pride fan in Texas! If you can't make the game in person take a look at the 2015 NPF … [Read more...]

The Last Ride: Cat’s Corner Vol. 6

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Hello again… Sorry for the two month long hiatus! I’ve been a little busy in the last two months. The regular season came to an end yesterday. The Bobcats finished 3rd in the SunBelt Conference and are ready to host the conference tournament this coming week. We have been playing well, so a good run is possible. After two years of work, I finally finished my Masters degree on Sunday as well. It’s amazing how much work I can get done on a bus! My final portfolio was a task and a half to put together, edit and revise. However, it is done and submitted! Now to wait for the final grade and … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Add Wilson and Downes to 2015 Coaching Staff

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. | The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league have named Travis Wilson and Todd Downes as part of the 2015 coaching staff. Wilson and Downes will serve as assistants to head coach Mike Davenport who was named head coach last month. This staff will look to lead the Pride to the organization’s fourth NPF Championship in just its seventh NPF season. Wilson in his fourth year at Florida State University where he helped lead the Seminoles to their first Women’s College World Series (WCWS) appearance since 2004. Last year under Wilson’s offensive guidance, … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Announce Mike Davenport as Head Coach

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Kissimmee, FL--The USSSA Florida Pride have named Mike Davenport as head coach for the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. Davenport, who is currently the head coach at the University of North Georgia (UNG), was an assistant coach on the Pride’s 2014 NPF championship team. He helped lead the team to a 36-16 overall record and their third Cowles Cup Championship. “I am extremely honored and humbled to help lead this group of women and to remain a part of the USSSA Pride organization,” state Davenport.  “I am excited to have the opportunity once again to work with some of the best … [Read more...]