Mike Davenport Returns to Peoria, Illinois as Professional Coach

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Kissimmee, FL - For National Pro Fastpitch’s (NPF) USSSA Pride, it’s a trip to Peoria, Illinois to play softball, but for head coach Mike Davenport, it’s a trip back home. “…For me to go home and to be able to take a professional team back to Peoria, IL - it means a lot to me…it’s where my coaching profession started.” Davenport, a native of central Illinois, played basketball and baseball at Peoria’s Richwoods High School before graduating from Guthrie High School in Guthrie, Oklahoma. “The city of Peoria, IL has been a big part of my life. It’s where I grew up and where I got my start … [Read more...]

Series Preview: Pride to play Bandits in Illinois

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Kissimmee, FL - July 27, 2015 - After a quick two weeks and 13 games at ESPN Wide World of Sports, the USSSA Pride is headed back on the road.  For the final time during regular season play, the Pride and Chicago Bandits will see each other for a four game set from Monday July 27th through Thursday July 30th.  Monday and Tuesday’s games will be played at The Ballpark at Rosemont in Rosemont, Illinois and will be aired on CBS Sports Network! The following two games on Wednesday and Thursday will be played at EastSide Centre, in Peoria, Illinois - one of the most premier athletic facilities in … [Read more...]