USSSA Pride Defeat Scrap Yard Dawgs in Season Opener

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Kissimmee, FL-June 10th-The Pride took game one of the four game series against the Scrap Yard Dawgs in their 2016 season opener in front of a huge Texas crowd of 1,632 fans. Player of the game, Chelsea Thomas, improved to 1-0 on the season following a combined no-hitter with Pride rookie Kelsey Nunley who came in relief in the bottom of the 7th to shut down the Dawgs. “I felt really good, we’ve been doing a lot of scrimmaging in our spring training and I think that’s helped a ton, I mean our team can hit and being able to face our batters really prepares us for the season and then tonight … [Read more...]

Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 NPF College Draft

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Kissimmee, FL- February 9, 2016- You are invited to attend the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft on April 14th at 7:00 pm CT. The event will be aired live on CBS Sports Network and held at the CMA Theater inside the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. The top women college softball players across the country will be drafted to one of the six professional teams in the NPF. Following six rounds, the draftees will take their place in the NPF alongside names like Shelby Pendley (2015 NPF Rookie of the Year), Monica Abbot (2015 NPF Pitcher of the Year) and Kelly … [Read more...]

Abbott Gem Renders Pride Scoreless

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ROSEMONT, Ill.- July 2, 2015 - Two nights ago, it was Cat Osterman who turned in a terrific performance in the circle for the Pride. Last night, it was Monica Abbott’s turn to deliver a gem for the Chicago Bandits. The Bandits ace tossed a complete game, three-hit shutout in a 7-0 victory, giving the Pride their first loss of the series. Keilani Ricketts, now 2-1, was charged with the loss after pitching the first four innings of the game.  Hannah Rogers would only see a portion of the 5th inning before Andi Williamson threw the final 1.2 innings in relief. Abbott, now 4-1, was dominant … [Read more...]

Pride Top Bandits in Extra Inning Thriller

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – If Monday night’s extra-inning thriller was any indication of how the four game series between the Bandits and Pride will go, NPF fans are certainly in for a treat. The first meeting in 2015 between the two rivals lasted 10 innings, with the Pride coming out on top by a score of 3-2. A RBI single from Chelsea Goodacre in the top of the 2nd inning would score Shelby Pendley to allow the Pride to take an early 1-0 lead.  GiOnna DiSalvatore would increase that lead to 2-0 with a solo shot over the right field fence in the top of the 3rd, her second homer of the … [Read more...]

Pride Fall to Bandits in series Opener, 7-0

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ROSEMONT, Ill. -June 15, 2015- Brittany Cervantes continued to shine as she recorded the winning RBI double, leading the Bandits to a 7-0 shutout of the USSSA Pride in game one of the four game series. Both Monica Abbott and Keilani Ricketts made their season debuts for their respective teams as Abbott got the start in the circle for Chicago while Ricketts got the call for the Pride. Each pitcher was returning to the NPF following their time overseas playing in the Japan Softball League. Abbott, the 2012 NPF Pitcher of the Year, wasted no time asserting her dominance, while Ricketts … [Read more...]