USSSA Pride Announce 2016 Fall Tour

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Kissimmee, FL-September 12, 2016-USSSA is pleased to announce that the 2016 Pride Fall Tour is back! This September, the USSSA Pride will be making their way northeast to get USSSA and the NPF back on the map during the off-season for a chance to promote the league in front of the biggest softball fans. Six games will be played at four different universities including softball powerhouse Michigan, top 50-ranked programs Ohio State and Notre Dame plus the University of Dayton for the Great Lakes Tour that is set to begin next week, September 24th. The Fall Tour gives fans the opportunity to … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Move On to Final Series

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Tuscaloosa, AL-August 21, 2016 – Whatever chance the Akron Racers had of knocking off the top-seeded USSSA Pride in the semifinal round of the NPF Championship Series dissipated in a long sixth inning Sunday at Rhoads Stadium. A quartet of Akron pitchers threw a total of 56 pitches in the inning as the Pride batted around in a revolving-door attack to score four runs on the way to a 6-2 victory. USSSA Pride (39-13) eliminated Akron and advanced to the best-of-three championship round. The Pride defeated the Racers 3-0 on Friday in their first semifinal meeting. Winning pitcher Jolene … [Read more...]

Kelly Kretschman and the USSSA Pride Shine at the 2016 NPF Awards Banquet

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Tuscaloosa, AL-August 19, 2016- It was a memorable night out in Tuscaloosa for the USSSA Pride who took home a total of fourteen awards Thursday night at the 2016 NPF Banquet. It was a night that recognized the league’s stand-out players in a setting fit for Alabama alumni Kelly Kretschman who stole the show with a whopping five awards in her former college town. Kelly Kretschman ended the night as 2016 NPF Player of the Year, a feat she accomplished last season giving her back-to-back titles as league MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Home Run Champion and the first ever Triple Crown … [Read more...]

Goodacre leads Pride to 7-3 win

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Kissimmee, FL—August 8, 2016—Chelsea Goodacre was unstoppable in the USSSA Pride’s final regular season series opener of 2016. Goodacre went 3-3 with three home runs off of three different Akron pitchers. Of her team’s seven runs, Goodacre scored three of them and brought in five. Things started off hot in the first inning. After putting herself on with a walk, Megan Wiggins was thrown out stealing during Kelly Kretschman’s at-bat. Kretschman then picked up a base hit in front of Shelby Pendley, who then hit a two-run home run to give the Pride a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The first … [Read more...]

Pride even series with 6-3 win against Bandits

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Kissimmee, FL—August 4, 2016—The USSSA Pride made one of their strongest offensive showings of the season tonight as they unleashed an onslaught of 13 hits in their 6-3 win over the Chicago Bandits. With the victory, the Pride picked up their 33rd win of the season and clinched the regular season title for the third straight year. Kelly Kretschman gave multiple reasons to consider her for repeat Player of the Year honors. The veteran, batting .453 for the season, flexed some serious muscle tonight as she went 3-3 with two doubles and a home run to rack up five RBI. The Pride smacked … [Read more...]