Carolina Diamonds Lose Final Home Game Of Season In Extra Innings

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KANNAPOLIS – The Carolina Diamonds ended the final homestand of their inaugural National Pro Fastpitch softball league season with a 6-4 extra innings loss to the league’s leading USSSA Pride at Kannapolis’s CMC-NorthEast Stadium. “I am proud of the kids. They played with fire. We came back, we did some things that we needed to. When they pressed in the first inning we should have scored a couple of runs there but we didn’t, so it’s a little depressing,” Diamonds head coach Lisa Navas said. It was tough four-game series against the league’s best team overall for the Diamonds. “With a … [Read more...]

Pauly Throws One Hitter: Pride Advance to Championship Series

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Pride 7 Diamonds 0 Boxscore Sulphur, LA - They dominated all season long, so why would tonight be any different.  The USSSA Florida Pride continued their domination here Friday night at the National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series at McMurry Park in Game 2 of their best of 3 series with the NPF Diamonds with a 7-0 win to advance to play for the NPF Championship and the chance to keep the Cowles Cup in Kissimmee.  After pulling out a last inning win in game 1 of the series earlier in the day the Pride left no doubt in softball fans minds as they earned the right to play for softball … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride skims past Diamonds in a nail biting first game of a double header tonight

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Pride - 8 Diamonds - 7 Boxscore Sulphur, LA - The regular season NPF Champion and defending Cowles Cup Champion USSSA Florida Pride and the NPF Diamonds opened their best of 3 series on Thursday night, but after 2 innings the game was postponed until Friday afternoon because mother nature decided to put on a magnificent lightning show at the National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series at McMurry Park. The game was stopped with the Pride holding a 4-0 advantage in what looked to be a dominating performance by the series number 1 seed. Day 2 took on a different tone as the Diamonds … [Read more...]

Pride take final regular season series, beat Bandits 9-1

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – As the Bandits celebrated Fan Appreciation Night on the final home game of the 2011 regular season, both teams looked to go into the post season on a high note. Jamee Juarez started in the circle for the Bandits and Jordan Taylor for the Pride. The Pride got off to another early lead after a blast by Charlotte Morgan scored Natasha Watley to give the Pride a 2-0 lead. The Bandits were unable to respond after a Danielle Zymkowtiz single, with Alisa Goler hitting into a double play to end the inning. After a scoreless second inning the Pride added to their lead in the top … [Read more...]

NPF Rules Deem Pride/Bandits Game Complete

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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- With the score at 2-0 in the bottom half of the sixth inning in favor of the USSSA Florida Pride, the clouds above Rosemont Stadium opened up, causing a downpour and suspending the game. Through five innings, Pride pitcher Sarah Pauly tossed five scoreless while allowing just a Danielle Zymkowitz single. On the flip side, Bandits pitcher Jamee Juarez allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, with Pride catcher Megan Willis and infielder Ashley Charters each driving in one run on singles in the fourth inning. Despite the ruling, the Chicago Bandits will honor their … [Read more...]