Gamecocks Battle But Fall To Team NPF


WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - For the third-consecutive year, the South Carolina Gamecocks faced off against the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) All-Stars in an exhibition, but it was a tighter game, with the NPF squad taking an 8-2 win on Thursday night in front of 560 fans at the Pine Grove Complex. The Gamecocks got an inside-the-park home run from junior second baseman Dana Hathorn in the sixth, while sophomore first baseman Olivia Lawrence added a triple. Redshirt senior Kelley Dillon and junior Ashlyn Masters also had hits for South Carolina. Kelly Kretschman led the NPF team with a 3-for-4 … [Read more...]

2012 Pride Schedule Released


USSSA Pride Owner Don DeDonatis, and the NPF, unveiled the 2012 softball schedule. The Pride will be on the road for the majority of games but will be playing three home series in Orlando; two at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports and one at the Astros Spring training facility, which is also home to USSSA National Head Quarters. Four Teams will compete in the 2012 Season; Akron Racers, Carolina Diamonds, Chicago Bandits, and USSSA Florida Pride. Each team in the league will play a 44-game regular season schedule, with all teams playing 6 home and 6 away series’. The Pride will open up … [Read more...]