Pride slug their way through rout of Bandits

by Sam Janicki

Kissimmee, FL—June 28, 2016—The first game of the season between the USSSA Pride and the Chicago Bandits looked to be a pitchers duel early in the game. That changed in the sixth inning after the Pride sent three hits over the fence to take a 10-0 lead and solidify their fourteenth win of the season. Pride starting pitcher Jordan Taylor had a good showing for her former home field in Ann Arbor. She allowed no hits in three innings pitched, delivering five strikeouts in 11 batters faced. Taylor and Keilani Ricketts split the game, shutting out the Bandits. The Pride were held scoreless … [Read more...]

Pride Open at Home Against Rebellion

MS & Auburn (USSSA Pride)

Kissimmee, FL—June 16, 2016—The USSSA Pride are heading to Starkville for their 2016 home opener against the PA Rebellion. The series kicks-off Friday night with game one at Nusz Park, home of Mississippi State softball. Game two will be hosted at Jane B. Moore Field in Auburn, Alabama Saturday evening. Coming off two series wins, the Pride have improved to an overall record of 5-1 and will be facing the PA Rebellion for the first time this season. First pitch for both games is set for 8:00PM (ET) and can be followed live on NPFTV. Follow the Pride all season long … [Read more...]

Pride Top Charge 4-1 in Game 1

Kretschman feature

Kissimmee, FL—June 14, 2016—The Pride jumped on top early in the series opener against the Pride. They scored four in seven innings for the win to take a 4-1 lead in the series. Hannah Rogers was the winning pitcher, and Jordan Taylor came in to get the save. Jessica Garcia got the scoring started in the second inning with a solo home run, her first and the second for the Pride on the season. The Pride went on to get at least one runner on base in every inning until the seventh. Sierra Romero, in just her second start of the season, knocked in two runs by hitting a two-run triple in the … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Acquire Jessica Garcia for 2016 Season

USSSA Pride Garcia

Kissimmee, FL- February 11, 2016- The USSSA Florida Pride have acquired catcher Jessica Garcia following a trade with Akron. In exchange for Garcia, the Racers picked up the Pride’s first selection in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. Garcia, who spent the last four seasons in an Akron jersey behind the plate will wear a USSSA jersey in her fifth professional season. "I'm excited to be a part of the USSSA organization and am thankful for the opportunity given," said Garcia about joining the USSSA organization.  Garcia joined Akron in July of the 2012 season as an undrafted free … [Read more...]