Scrap Yard Dawgs Select Five From Expansion Draft

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Nashville, TN – November 30, 2015 - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the Scrap Yard Dawgs have finalized selections of five players through the NPF Expansion Draft. The five players, from three separate 2015 NPF affiliate teams, now have contractual rights committed to the Scrap Yard Dawgs, making them the first rostered players of the league’s newest franchise. The players are Megan Low (Akron Racers), Sami Garcia (PA Rebellion), Amber Freeman (USSSA Pride), Emilee Koerner (USSSA Pride) and Breja’e Washington (USSSA Pride). Washington, an outfielder, leads the pack of expansion … [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...]

Preview of Pride and Racers in Akron

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Kissimmee, FL- June 20, 2015- The USSSA Pride continue their season this Sunday, June 21st in Akron, Ohio to play their first 2015 regular season series against the Akron Racers. The Akron Racers will be hosting the Pride in a three game series at Firestone Stadium this Father’s Day Weekend. This is the fourth series of the 2015 season for the Pride and the first facing the 2015 Akron Racers. So far this season, the USSSA Pride have a 5-2 record, beating the Dallas Charge five out of seven games they’ve completed. They will be facing a new team with the Akron Racers who are currently 4-7 on … [Read more...]

5 Draftees Chosen by Pride in 2015 NPF Draft

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Kissimmee, FL- May 27th,2015 - On April 1st, the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) College Draft presented by Bownet Sports was underway in Nashville, Tennessee and was broadcasted live on CBS Sports. Packed with fans and girls’ softball teams alike, the audience waited patiently and supported these girls to see where all of the draftees would play professionally for the 2015 NPF season. After all was said and done, it was another successful draft day for the NPF as the USSSA Pride gained five great draftees for the upcoming season. Fast forward to a month or so later and NPF Opening Day is … [Read more...]

2015 ACC Player of the Year Signs with USSSA Pride

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Kissimmee, FL -May 26, 2015- The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league announce the signing of rookie Emilee Koerner to a two year contract.  The former Notre Dame centerfielder was recently named the 2015 ACC Player of the Year. The speedy outfielder from Tustin, California was the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NPF Senior Draft. “I was very excited to get the chance to play at the professional level and also be a member of a team with such incredible talent.  I couldn’t believe I would be able to call some of my childhood hero’s teammates.” The 2015 ACC Player … [Read more...]