Watley, Wiggins and Ricketts Advance to Japan Softball League Championship Tournament

Japan Softball League Finals

Kisimmee, FL-Toyota, BIC Camera, Shoikki and Honda; the final four teams that have advanced to the 48th  Annual Japan Women’s Softball League Championship Tournament. In USSSA Pride terms we have Natasha Watley, Megan Wiggins and Keilani Ricketts all fighting for the top stop in the finals. Back in September the JLS season was well underway following the 2015 NPF Championship Series. Since then Wiggins, Watley and Ricketts have garnered respectable stats for the Japan Softball League. Megan Wiggins leads the Japan Softball League in home runs (10) and RBI (24). Keilani Ricketts has … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Players Continue Their Season in Japan

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September 16, 2015- With the 2015 NPF season in the books most Pride players are working with USA Elite Select this fall, traveling all around the country to promote the sport of fast pitch. Other players have taken the coaching route but Pride players Natasha Watley, Keilani Ricketts and Megan Wiggins turn to the Japan Softball League to continue their off-season. These three, among other NPF players, such as Sarah Pauly, Monica Abbot and Jolene Henderson are overseas competing in an elite softball league following the conclusion of the 2015 NPF season. The NPF season lasts about three … [Read more...]

Pride Fall to Charge in Texas, 3-0


Sugarland TX – August 4, 2015 – Morgan Melloh fired a complete game 4-hit shutout Tuesday night at Constellation Field, lifting the Dallas Charge over the 1st place USSSA Pride 3-0. The southpaw struck out five and walked three.  She improved to 2-5 and dropped her ERA to 2.27. The Charge improved to 16-26, four full games ahead of PA Rebellion for the final spot in the NPF Championship Series in Hoover, Alabama.  Both teams have six games remaining in the regular season. The Charge offense managed three runs on six hits and one costly Pride error. Keilani Ricketts (7-3) started in the … [Read more...]

Bandits Blank Pride 4-0

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EAST PEORIA, Ill. –July 30- Monica Abbott struck out 10 and tossed a two-hit shutout to power the Chicago Bandits to a 4-0 victory over the USSSA Pride in the four-game series finale Thursday night at EastSide Centre. For the second time in as many nights the Bandits jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a three-run homer.  Taylor Edwards followed a Brittany Cervantes double to leadoff the contest and an Amber Patton single with her three-run shot to center to provide all the scoring Chicago would need. Abbott gave up a leadoff single in the bottom of the first to Natasha Watley, who followed up … [Read more...]

Pride Fall to Bandits Following Walk-Off Homerun in Extras, 3-0

Keilani Ricketts had a stellar pitching performance Monday night. Striking out 15 batters in 8.2 innings pitched.

Article courtesy of the Chicago Bandits ROSEMONT, Ill. – July 27, 2015 – In her last outing, Monica Abbott was perfect against the Dallas Charge. In Monday night’s series opener against the USSSA Pride, she was not perfect. However, she was equally as impressive, tossing all nine innings in a thrilling 3-0 walk-off victory for the Bandits. It was a much-needed win for the Bandits, who entered tonight’s game even with the Pride in the loss column, but with four less wins. With the victory, the Bandits moved to within a half game of catching their NPF rivals for the top spot in the … [Read more...]