USSSA Florida Pride Crowned 2016 Regular Season Champs

Regular Season Champs USSSA Pride

  Kissimmee, FL- August 11, 2016- With 36 wins on the season, the USSSA Pride clenched their third consecutive regular season championship (2014, 2015, 2016) and earned the top seed in this month’s NPF Championship Series. Since 2009, the USSSA Florida Pride has claimed the regular season title five times in the seven years they’ve been a part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League. Of those seven years, the Pride have gone on to win three NPF Championships and hope to finish off the 2016 season with their fourth NPF championship title. “It’s good to keep rolling and keep … [Read more...]

The Pride’s 2015 Season Review

The Pride finished 2015 with a 34-14 record and NPF regular season title. Photo by Jade Hewitt

By: Jami Lobpries The 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season kicked off with lots of buzz worthy news from expansion, league television deals, a star-studded draft and a big announcement from one of the all-time greats. By the end of the season, it was the USSSA Pride hoisting the regular season championship trophy for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in Pride history. The Pride went 34-14 to capture the title before falling to the Chicago Bandits in the NPF Championship Series. Kelly Kretschman and rookie Shelby Pendley were honored with two of the league's biggest … [Read more...]

A Look Back on the Pride’s 2015 NPF Award Winners

Kelly Kretschman named the 2015 NPF Player of the Year. Photo by Jade Hewitt

  The 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) was once again a season full of hardware for the USSSA Pride. With one of their youngest rosters in their seven-year existence, the Pride used a combination of experience and youth to capture their second consecutive NPF regular season title. The Pride went 34-14 en route to their fourth NPF regular season championship. At the conclusion of the regular season, several Pride players were recognized for their individual achievements. For the second consecutive year, the Pride took home NPF Player and NPF Rookie of the Year honors. … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Win the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch Championship

NPF champs

Hoover, AL – August 23, 2014 - A seven-run sixth inning for the USSSA Florida Pride was the difference as they swept the two-game series with the Akron Racers and won the Cowles Cup for the second year in a row. A crowd of nearly 1,300 was on hand at the Hoover Met to watch the championship final. Danielle Lawrie picked up the win in what will be her final NPF game after throwing six innings in relief and holding the Racers to one run. This marked the first time since 2008 [Chicago Bandits] for a NPF team to win both the regular season championship and the NPF Championship Series. The … [Read more...]

Pride Advance to 2014 NPF Championship Final After Defeating the Rebellion

8-22 Cover Photo

Hoover, AL – August 21, 2014 - The USSSA Florida Pride advance to their sixth consecutive National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series final after defeating the Pennsylvania Rebellion 3-2 Thursday night at Hoover Met Stadium. A RBI double by Kelly Kretschman in the bottom of the fourth broke a 2-2 tie, and the combination of Keilani Ricketts and Jordan Taylor shut out the Rebellion over the last three innings to claim a 3-2 victory. With the win, the Pride eliminate the Rebellion from the NPF Championship Series and will face either the Akron Racers or Chicago Bandits in the final starting … [Read more...]