Google Hangout with Pride Rookies July 23rd

Rookie Hangout

Kissimmee, FL--July 22, 2014- On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:30pm ET, WSN will host a Google hangout with the 2014 USSSA Pride rookie class of Courtney Ceo (Oregon), Alexa Peterson (Oregon), Madison Shipman (Tennessee), Cassie Tysarczyk (Texas A&M), and Breja’e Washington (Texas). During the live hangout, the Pride rookies will discuss the transition from collegiate to professional softball, their experiences (thus far) playing in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League and alongside their Pride teammates, and much more! The Hangout will be moderated by ESPN softball analyst Amanda … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Created a Lasting Bond between Cat Osterman and Cassie Tysarczyk

Cat and Cassie longhorns

Jami Lobpries Kissimmee, FL-June 13, 2014- A pitcher teaching hitting camp, A Texas Longhorn taking special interest in a future Texas A&M Aggie, and a debate about reading Harry Potter. What do these three things have in common? All served as the foundation for a bond between USSSA Florida Pride veteran Cat Osterman and Pride rookie Cassie Tysarczyk. When 12 year-old Tysarczyk signed up for the University of Texas’s softball hitting clinic, she never expected her camp hitting coach would be the Longhorns’ All-American pitcher Cat Osterman. Nor did she realize the most lasting lesson … [Read more...]

NPF Rookies Shine Opening Weekend

Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Volunteers vs The University of Mississippi Rebels

Nashville, Tenn. – June 5, 2014 - The 2014 National Pro Fastpitch season got underway this past weekend and several rookies shined in their professional softball debuts. A total of 15 draft picks and 18 free agents began their professional careers in the NPF opening weekend. The Chicago Bandits newcomers had a huge opening weekend with seven different rookies making an impact. The Bandits opened with a three wins over the Arkon Racers. Former Big 10 standout Emily Allard (Northwestern) went 4-for-9 (.444) on the opening weekend, while Natalie Hernandez (Illinois-Chicago) and RT Cantillo … [Read more...]