National Pro Fastpitch to Feature 25 Telecasts on CBS Sports Network This Year

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2016) – CBS Sports Network and National Pro Fastpitch(NPF), the premier women’s pro softball league, have renewed an agreement for 25 telecasts on CBS Sports Network throughout the spring and summer. NPF has steadily grown its nationwide fanbase through its relationship with CBS Sports Network, highlighting the talents of superstars such as Lauren Chamberlain, Keilani Ricketts, Lacey Waldrop, Lauren Haeger, Hannah Rogers, Dallas Escobedo and Monica Abbott. The on-air talent for the 2016 broadcast season will include veteran announcers Eric Collins handling … [Read more...]

The Pride’s 2015 Season Review

The Pride finished 2015 with a 34-14 record and NPF regular season title. Photo by Jade Hewitt

By: Jami Lobpries The 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season kicked off with lots of buzz worthy news from expansion, league television deals, a star-studded draft and a big announcement from one of the all-time greats. By the end of the season, it was the USSSA Pride hoisting the regular season championship trophy for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in Pride history. The Pride went 34-14 to capture the title before falling to the Chicago Bandits in the NPF Championship Series. Kelly Kretschman and rookie Shelby Pendley were honored with two of the league's biggest … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride look for NPF Championship Series 3-Peat

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By Alexa DiSpirito Hoover, AL--The last two years, the season finale headlines have read, “USSSA Pride Win the National Pro Fastpitch Championship.”  The USSSA Pride have claimed the last two NPF Championships beating the Chicago Bandits in 2013 and the Akron Racers in 2014. The back-to-back regular season champions enter the NPF Championships as the number one seed and begin their quest for a three-peat this Friday in Hoover, Alabama. Veteran Andrea Duran, the 2014 NPF Player of the Year, and rookie Shelby Pendley, the reigning NPF Rookie of the Week, provided us with insight on what it … [Read more...]

CBS Sports Network to Air Every 2015 NPF Championship Game

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All season long fans have been asking for more National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) on CBS Sports Network.  Ask and you shall receive!  For the first time in NPF history, every pitch of every NPF Championship game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network from Friday the 14th through Tuesday the 18th.  Watch the 2015 Champion hoist the Cowles Cup live! The Championship format will consist of a best of three semi-final series: #1 USSSA Pride vs. #4 Dallas Charge #2 Chicago Bandits vs. #4 Akron Racers   The Championship final will also be a best of three series that begins … [Read more...]

Series Preview: Pride to play Bandits in Illinois

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Kissimmee, FL - July 27, 2015 - After a quick two weeks and 13 games at ESPN Wide World of Sports, the USSSA Pride is headed back on the road.  For the final time during regular season play, the Pride and Chicago Bandits will see each other for a four game set from Monday July 27th through Thursday July 30th.  Monday and Tuesday’s games will be played at The Ballpark at Rosemont in Rosemont, Illinois and will be aired on CBS Sports Network! The following two games on Wednesday and Thursday will be played at EastSide Centre, in Peoria, Illinois - one of the most premier athletic facilities in … [Read more...]