Carolina Diamonds Lose Final Home Game Of Season In Extra Innings

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KANNAPOLIS – The Carolina Diamonds ended the final homestand of their inaugural National Pro Fastpitch softball league season with a 6-4 extra innings loss to the league’s leading USSSA Pride at Kannapolis’s CMC-NorthEast Stadium. “I am proud of the kids. They played with fire. We came back, we did some things that we needed to. When they pressed in the first inning we should have scored a couple of runs there but we didn’t, so it’s a little depressing,” Diamonds head coach Lisa Navas said. It was tough four-game series against the league’s best team overall for the Diamonds. “With a … [Read more...]

Errors trip the Diamonds; Fall To Pride

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Kannapolis, NC- Diamonds fans saw a pitching dual between Katie Burkhart (8-9) and Danielle Lawrie (7-2) that was tarnished by three Diamond errors and another loss to the Pride with a final score of 4-1. The Pride’s Natasha Watley started the game and the Diamonds’ error count when she slapped towards third base and the ball was bobbled.  Kretschman hit a blooper over Villarreal’s head at second that scored Watley and gave the Pride an early 1-0 lead. After the early Pride score, it became a pitcher’s dual until the bottom of the fourth.  DiSalvatore had her second hit of the evening … [Read more...]

NPF and Pride Media Coverage Excels in 2012

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The media coverage on the USSSA Pride and NPF softball this season has come a long way and has made significant strides in getting the attention of the Professional Sports World and the Fastpitch world in general. The USSSA Pride have played “Home” series’ this season at many different places in many different states. In June they traveled to Corpus Christi, TX where they took on the Akron Racers in a 3 game series in which they swept 3 games to none. The Press coverage there was great, with front page sports section press releases on the mornings following every game. Some of the media … [Read more...]

NPF Receives Press from The Dallas Morning News – “Facing the world’s best – just not in London”

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This is some great press coverage for the USSSA Florida Pride, the NPF and the great sport of Fastpitch! It discusses how despite softball being dropped from the Olympics there is still great competition at the Pro level thanks to the National Pro Fastpitch league and it's teams - the USSSA Pride, the Chicago Bandits, the Carolina Diamonds and the Akron Racers. This is wonderful coverage for all teams, the league and fastpitch in that it can inspire the next generation of softball players to take up the game knowing that they have the opportunity to play pro after college. Click here to see … [Read more...]

Final Game between Pride and Diamonds Cancelled

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Baton Rouge, LA-Game 4 of the Pride series at LSU has been cancelled due to severe weather in the area. The Pride managed to finish last night's game which was postponed because of rain, but could not finish the final game of the series against the Carolina Diamonds before the severe weather made it's way back to Tiger Park. The game against the Diamonds will be rescheduled for a later time during the season. About USSSA Florida Pride: The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of … [Read more...]