USSSA Pride’s Cat Osterman to retire from the game after the 2013 NPF Season

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Cat Osterman decides to retire Courtesy of Graham Hays of ESPN.com Few athletes ever seemed in more control of their surroundings than Cat Osterman did in the pitching circle of a softball diamond. She will exit the circle the same way, at the time and in the manner of her choosing. Osterman confirmed to espnW that she intends to retire from competition at the conclusion of her upcoming National Pro Fastpitch season with the Florida-based USSSA Pride. The announcement comes on the pitcher's 30th birthday and more than a decade after she first arrived on the national scene as a star at … [Read more...]

Leah O’Brien-Amico Named USSSA Pride Assistant Coach

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Kissimmee, FL- USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro FastPitch (NPF) League announced today the addition of former Olympian, Leah O’Brien-Amico to the Pride coaching staff. Amico, a three time gold medalist (’96, ’00, and ’04) will be an Assistant Coach for the Pride for the 2012 season. “I am grateful to Don DeDonatis for giving me this opportunity to contribute to this team as a coach. I appreciate all he has done for the sport of fastpitch softball.” Amico said of the Pride’s president and general manager. “Many young players have dreams of becoming the next Jessica Mendoza or Natasha … [Read more...]