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...]

USSSA Pride Trade Shipman and Del Ponte for Draft Picks

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Kissimmee, FL—The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announce the trade of Madison Shipman and Brigette Del Ponte to the Scrap Yard Dawgs in exchange for 2016 and 2017 NPF College Draft picks. The Pride acquire the rights to the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft and Scrap Yard’s first pick in the second and third rounds of the 2017 NPF College Draft. “Coming into the 2016 season, we lost some key veteran players and added a new coaching staff. After evaluating the roster with our new staff and the roles of each player, we felt this move was the best thing for these … [Read more...]

Bandits Sweep Series to Win 3rd NPF Championship

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By: Jarrod Johnson Hoover, Ala. – in two hours and one minute the Chicago Bandits defeated the USSSA Pride 1 to 0 to win the 2015 NPF Championship. Game 2 saw a rematch between Monica Abbott vs. Cat Osterman. For the second straight day it was errors that cost the Pride and Monica Abbott got the complete game shutout. Abbott received a scare in the second inning when Shelby Pendley just missed a home run off the left field wall. Abbott was able to settle down and get out of the inning. In the bottom of the second Osterman struck out Megan Blank to start the inning. Tammy Williams … [Read more...]

Bandits Steal Game One 1-0

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By: Jarrod Johnson Hoover, Ala. – as most expected, Game 1 between the Chicago Bandits and the USSSA Pride was a pitching duel between Monica Abbott and Cat Osterman that lasted an hour and fifty-seven minutes in front of a crowd of 1,140. Neither pitcher disappointed as there were no clean hits during the entire game. Abbott got the complete game win going seven innings giving up two hits, five strikeouts and two walks. Osterman took the tough luck lost pitching seven innings giving up one unearned run on three hits while walking one and striking out eight. Abbott struggled in the … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Defeat Akron Racers 2-1

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Kissimmee, FL- July 23-The USSSA Pride (26-10) fell behind early but responded with timely hitting to down the Akron Racers (16-17) 2-1 Thursday evening at Champion Stadium. The Racers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in their first at-bat when Shellie Robinson singled home Taylor Schlopy, who reached on a fielder’s choice. USSSA loaded the bases in the third with three free passes issued to Lauren Chamberlain, Kelly Kretschman, and Madison Shipman and took the 2-1 lead on Andrea Duran’s two –run single to left field. Pitcher were in control from the fourth inning on as Cat Osterman retired … [Read more...]