Davenport and Pride Look to Defend Cowles Cup Next Weekend

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Story by Chad Haynie, UNG Athletic Communications 8/7/2015- DAHLONEGA | As students arrive back to campus to prepare for the start of another academic year, University of North Georgia softball coach Mike Davenport is wrapping up his summer with his other team, the USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch league. Just a day after returning to Dahlonega from Oklahoma City after leading North Georgia to its first-ever national championship, Davenport packed his bags and headed down to Orlando, Florida to oversee the end of camp for his 2015 Pride squad and prepare the team for the … [Read more...]

The Pride defeat the Charge in Regular Season Series Finale

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San Antonio, TX – August 7, 2015 – DALLAS CHARGE:  The USSSA Pride beat the Dallas Charge for the third consecutive game to wrap up their 2015 regular season campaign.  Cat Osterman got the start and win for the Pride in her final regular game.  The 7-3 victory over the Charge was the Pride’s 34th against 14 losses.  Osterman improved to 14-2 in the circle.  Andi Williamson collected the save for the Pride, her first of the season.  Morgan Melloh suffered the lost giving up four runs in just over one inning of work. The Pride struck early.  Melloh hit Natasha Watley and then walked Hallie … [Read more...]

Mike Davenport Returns to Peoria, Illinois as Professional Coach

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Kissimmee, FL - For National Pro Fastpitch’s (NPF) USSSA Pride, it’s a trip to Peoria, Illinois to play softball, but for head coach Mike Davenport, it’s a trip back home. “…For me to go home and to be able to take a professional team back to Peoria, IL - it means a lot to me…it’s where my coaching profession started.” Davenport, a native of central Illinois, played basketball and baseball at Peoria’s Richwoods High School before graduating from Guthrie High School in Guthrie, Oklahoma. “The city of Peoria, IL has been a big part of my life. It’s where I grew up and where I got my start … [Read more...]

Series Preview: Pride vs. Rebellion at ESPN Wide World of Sports

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Kissimmee, FL – July 17th 2015- The USSSA Pride will host their second consecutive home series at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida starting on Saturday, July 18th. This four game set against the Pennsylvania Rebellion is the second of three series’ the Pride will play on home turf here in Florida. First pitch is set for 8:00pm (ET) on Saturday and 7:00pm (ET) Sunday-Tuesday. After winning a four-game series against the Chicago Bandits 3-1, the Pride now lead the league at 22-8. The Rebellion, after winning their previous four-game series with the Dallas Charge 3-1, are headed … [Read more...]

Pride take Rebellion DH With Back-to-Back Shutouts

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WASHINGTON, PA – July 11, 2015 - Fans got a double dose of NPF action Saturday at CONSOL Energy Park when the Pennsylvania Rebellion hosted the USSSA Pride in a double header.  The Pride wouldn’t allow a single Rebellion run through 14 innings and were victorious in both contests by a score of 5-0 and 2-0, respectively. The Pride jumped out to an early lead in game one, when a wild pitch brought in Natasha Watley (1-3, 1 run) to put the Pride on the board. A GiOnna DiSalvatore (2-3, 2 RBI, 1 run) two-run blast to right field extended the lead to 3-0 in the top of the second. The Pride … [Read more...]