USSSA Pride Reacts to Softball Getting the Vote for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020

Kissimmee, FL- August 4, 2016- Yesterday the International Olympic Committee unanimously voted to add softball to the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo alongside baseball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. It’s a decision that is long overdue in the minds of the softball community and it is once again a reality for young girls to dream of representing red, white and blue on the world's biggest softball stage. “This is a great day for our sport, getting back into the Olympics is huge. So many young girls can dream again of winning a gold medal, getting to wear “USA” across … [Read more...]

Profastpitch in the Spotlight at MLB’s All-Star Week

USSSA Pride Fan Fest

Article by Mike McCormick | MLB.com SAN DIEGO -- In the spirit of baseball barnstorming tours 100 years ago, some talented women blazed through San Diego during MLB's All-Star Week. Two teams from the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league -- the USSSA Pride, of Orlando, and the Dallas Charge -- played games that counted toward their regular-season records at a neutral site at the University of San Diego. "I think being here during the All-Star Game was huge," said Cat Osterman, who helped pitch Team USA to a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics and a silver in 2008. "It allowed baseball fans to … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Recruiting: Andrea Duran

USSSA DRE

The evolution of recruiting chronicles the recruiting journeys of USSSA Pride players. Each player narrates their own story and how they ultimately made the decision on where to play college softball. Watch how recruiting has changed through the years from the stories of each player. The evolution of recruiting begins in the 1990s and ends with the recent processes of our Pride rookies. The next recruiting story is that of another UCLA Bruin legend, Andrea Duran. At UCLA, Duran helped lead the Bruins to two National Championships. The NFCA All American was named the 2006 Pac-10 Player of … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Make Final Stop of Fall Tour at Fresno State University

Fresno State Oct.21

Kissimee, FL- Monday night, the 2015 NPF regular season champions defeated Cal Poly 13-4 (Boxscore) in the fourth game of the Fall Tour. More than five hundred fans gathered on Bob Janssen Field to witness the match-up between the Mustangs and the Pride. The turnout raised $2,200 for Operation Headstrong, a Cal Poly project based at the University that researches combat-related post traumatic stress disorder for veterans struggling with the disease. It also gave west coast fans in the San Luis Obispo area a chance to witness some of the best players in the game face their home … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Head to Arizona State University to Begin Fall Tour

The first stop on the 2015 Pride Fall Tour is Arizona State University.

Kissimmee, FL- Tempe, Arizona marks the first stop for the USSSA Pride during their 2015 Fall Tour. In six days, the Pride will make an appearance at Arizona State University to compete against the Sun Devils in a friendly exhibition game. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM (PT) at Farrington Softball Stadium and will include former Sun Devil Amber Freeman playing against her alma mater. Freeman had this to say about returning to Arizona State, “I never thought I would be able to play on that field again, so I’m feeling very excited and even nostalgic at the same time. I’m excited to be … [Read more...]