Pride Crush Akron in 13-2 Win, Shults Hits First NPF Homerun

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Pride: 13 Racers: 2 Boxscore Corpus Christi, TX- With 2,828 fans in attendance at Whataburger Park in Corpus Christi, Texas Friday night, Cat Osterman lead the USSSA Pride to a well-earned 13-2 win in the second game of a four-game series against the Akron Racers. Osterman struck out 12 Racers hitters in six innings, making Thursday’s game her third straight start with ten or more strikeouts. She allowed only three hits for the night, two of which were to former Pride player Charlotte Morgan, including a solo homerun in the fourth. Her third-inning hit to Ayumi Karino in the third … [Read more...]

NPF Draftee Update 5/21 – Nikia Williams

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Three Huskies Earn All-Region Honors (5/17) “STARKVILLE, Miss. - After six huskies earned All-Pac 12 honors this week, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced their All-Region team as well and three of those Huskies were included in the Pacific Region selections. “Senior Nikia Williams represents UW on the first-team, while senior Kimi Pohlman and sophomore Kaitlin Inglesby were awarded second-team honors.” Read More Here. Regionals, vs. Texas Tech, Harvard, and Maryland, May 18-20 Game 1 (5/18): Washington 2, Harvard 0 (W) Game 2 (5/19): Washington 2, … [Read more...]

NCAA Regional Results Are In: Draftee Updates

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5 Pride Draftees move on to the Super Regional round of the NCAA tournament, while 2 draftees’ teams fell just short of regional tournament wins. Michelle Moultrie of the University of Florida and UCLA’s Andrea Harrison both concluded their college careers this weekend.  Ironically, both Moultrie’s and Harrison’s teams were eliminated by Florida teams, dropping regional titles to the University of South Florida and Florida State, respectively. Moultrie ends her University of Florida Tenure as the college’s career leader in batting average at .385 and stolen bases at 83 in 99 attempts.   … [Read more...]

Pac-12 Honors Pride Draftees

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The Pac-12 honored USSSA Pride Draftees in their All-Confrence softball announcement made on May 16. Valerie Arioto, the 8th overall pick in the 2012 NPF Draft, was recognized as the Pac-12 Player of the Year.  Arioto, a senior utility player for the Cal Bears, is the first softball player in her school's history to earn Play of the Year Honors.  Arioto, a 3-time All-Pac-12 honoree, leads the nation in walks per game (1.37), and leads her conference in 4 additional categories.  She earns a spot in the utility position of the All-Conference 1st Team. Andrea Harrison, selected by the USSSA … [Read more...]

2012 NCAA Softball Bracket Released

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On May 13, the NCAA released their 2012 Division I Softball Championship bracket, announcing the regional line-ups for the Nation's top 64 softball programs, including the teams of all seven of our 2012 USSSA Pride Draftees. Draftee Valerie Arioto and her team, the number 1 seed Cal Bears will host Iona, Boston University, and Arkansas in the University.  Cal will face Iona on May 18 at 7 p.m.. The winner of the Cal tournament will take on the champion of the Seattle regional, hosted by Draftee Nikia Williams and her team, the number 16 seed University of Washington.  The Huskies will … [Read more...]