Big First Inning Leads To Win Over UCLA Bruins

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LOS ANGELES - Senior B.B. Bates hit a two-run homer for the Bruins, and following a shaky first inning, sophomore Ally Carda and junior Jessica Hall shut down the National Professional Fastpitch All-Stars in a 6-3 loss at Easton Stadium on Saturday. The NPF All-Stars, in its third season of the Back to School Tour, is 58-3 overall and 17-2 this year. The NPF squad included former Bruins GiOnna DiSalvatore and Andrea Duran. DiSalvatore went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk, while Duran drew a bases-loaded walk and scored a run in three plate appearances. NPF scored all six of … [Read more...]

Mack And Team NPF Top Tigers

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BATON ROUGE – The NPF All-Stars defeated the LSU softball team by a 7-2 margin during an exhibition game Friday at Tiger Park which featured a pitching match-up between former NFCA All-American teammates Rachele Fico and Brittany Mack. Mack faced her former team and looked sharp throughout. She allowed only two runs on five hits over 6.1 innings of work. The right-hander also recorded seven strikeouts on her way to the victory. “It is definitely good for our team to face that kind of competition,” head coach Beth Torina said. “We were able to see what it takes to be at the top level at … [Read more...]

Michigan Hands Team NPF First Loss Of 2012 Tour

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. --Senior second baseman Ashley Lane (Escondido, Calif./Escondido) drew a bases loaded walk in the seventh inning to bring home the winning run as the University of Michigan softball team rallied for a 3-2 win over the NPF All-Stars on Thursday night (Oct. 4) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. It was only the NPF's second loss during the three-year history of the Back to School Tour. Sophomore RHP Sara Driesenga (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) earned the win in the circle, throwing 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. Sophomore LHP Haylie Wagner (Orange, Calif./El … [Read more...]

Pride Players representing at the Women’s Sports Foundation Annual Salute Dinner

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This year USSSA is delighted to see that our very own USSSA Pride Players attended the Women's Sports Foundation Annual Salute Dinner in New York.  As you can see from the picture in this articles the girls got dressed up and proudly represented the Pride for what was a fantastic evening. Cat Osterman, Caitlin Lowe and Jessica Mendoza are pictures with the 2011 College Softball Athlete of the Year, Stanford grad Ashley Hansen. The Women's Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 and is excited to promote female sports including Fastpitch Softball. Their annual dinner took place last night, … [Read more...]

NPF All-Stars Defeat Bulldogs, 6-1

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ATHENS, Ga. – The National Pro Fastpitch brought its 2011 Back-To-School Tour to the University of Georgia on Thursday and the All-Stars defeated the Bulldogs, 6-1, at Jack Turner Softball Stadium. In its second year, the NPF's Back-To-School Tour was making it second trip to the Classic City and in this year's meeting the All-Stars pulled out the victory with two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to improve to 11-0 on the tour. Last year, Georgia took Team NPF to extra innings before falling 9-8. In Thursday's meeting the Bulldogs tied the game 1-1 in the third and trailed by … [Read more...]