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...]

Jordan Taylor and USSSA Pride Want You to Join the FIGHT Against Pediatric Cancer

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Kissimmee, FL-June 28, 2016- Jordan Taylor’s “So You Think You Can Hit?” event is back! This Wednesday, fans will have a chance to step up to the plate and face professional softball pitchers Jordan Taylor, Keilani Ricketts and Lacey Waldrop all while bringing awareness to childhood cancer. “So You Think You Can Hit is just a fun event and let's fans REALLY experience the thrill of being in the batters box. The hitters in the NPF make it look easy sometimes, so it's fun to remind people how hard it actually is. I'm very excited for the opportunity to run this event right here in Ann Arbor … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride With a Come-From-Behind Win Against PA Rebellion

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Allentown, PA-June 24, 2016- It was a great night for professional fast pitch at Coca-Cola Park Thursday night. USSSA and the Pennsylvania put on another hard fought contest in the first of two match-ups between the Pride and Rebellion in Allentown, PA. In front of a crowd of 3,144 fans, the Pride managed to take the come-from-behind-win over the Pennsylvania Rebellion with a final score of 6-3. Following three scoreless innings, Kristyn Sandberg kicked off the Rebellion offense in the fourth with a one-out single to left, she advanced to second on a stolen base then was joined at first … [Read more...]

Pride Open at Home Against Rebellion

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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...]

USSSA Pride Defeat Dawgs 8-3 in Game Two

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Kissimmee, FL — June 10th – The Pride took game two of their four-game series with the Scrap Yard Dawgs with an 8-3 win. Starting pitcher and Player of the Game Keilani Ricketts got the win to start the 2016 season at 1-0. Florida jumped on the Dawgs early following a leadoff triple from Megan Wiggins and a subsequent sacrifice fly from Kelly Kretschman. The Pride scored again in the second inning. Designated hitter Lauren Chamberlain drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on a throwing error from the first baseman. Hallie Wilson then singled through the left side, scoring Chamberlain … [Read more...]