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 drop second straight shut-out in 3-0 loss

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Kissimmee, FL—August 3, 2016—The USSSA Pride dropped their second game in a row as they lost their series opener to the Chicago Bandits. Starting Pride pitcher Chelsea Thomas got the loss in the 3-0 decision while the Bandits starter Lacey Waldrop picked up the win. The Bandits put a runner on the bases in every inning, giving them plenty of opportunities to score runs. Errors were costly for the Pride in this contest. The first run of the game was scored in the third when Jill Barrett—who reached base on a throwing error by third baseman Kelsey Stewart—scored on a deep single to left field … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Take DH Against Scrap Yard to Kick-Off Series in Tallahassee

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Kissimmee, FL- July 31, 2016- The USSSA Florida Pride took both games Sunday night to kick off the four-game series against the Scrap Yard Dawgs in Tallahassee. Their third consecutive double header of this past week, the Pride dominated all six games to come to their 31st win of the season. Game one ended with a final score of 11-2, while game two was decided by a score of 6-1. It was also the first professional start of rookie Haylie McCleney who went 4-for-6 in her Pro Fastpitch debut. Shelby Pendley owned the night going 5-for-6 and hitting two home runs with 6 RBI. In game one, … [Read more...]

Pride sweep Charge in double header

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Kissimmee, FL- July 28, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride took both games of a double header against the Dallas Charge on Thursday night. Game one ended with a final score of 2-0, while game two was decided by a score of 6-4. With the wins the Pride improved to 27-10 on the season. Game one was close until the fourth. Powerhandz player of the game Sierra Romero (2-for-3) secured the win with a timely two-run bomb that gave the Pride a 2-0 lead. The Pride line-up totaled six hits in game one and committed no errors for their 26th win of the season. Starting pitcher, Jolene Henderson tossed … [Read more...]