CBS Sports Network to Air Every 2015 NPF Championship Game

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All season long fans have been asking for more National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) on CBS Sports Network.  Ask and you shall receive!  For the first time in NPF history, every pitch of every NPF Championship game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network from Friday the 14th through Tuesday the 18th.  Watch the 2015 Champion hoist the Cowles Cup live! The Championship format will consist of a best of three semi-final series: #1 USSSA Pride vs. #4 Dallas Charge #2 Chicago Bandits vs. #4 Akron Racers   The Championship final will also be a best of three series that begins … [Read more...]

The Pride defeat the Charge in Regular Season Series Finale

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San Antonio, TX – August 7, 2015 – DALLAS CHARGE:  The USSSA Pride beat the Dallas Charge for the third consecutive game to wrap up their 2015 regular season campaign.  Cat Osterman got the start and win for the Pride in her final regular game.  The 7-3 victory over the Charge was the Pride’s 34th against 14 losses.  Osterman improved to 14-2 in the circle.  Andi Williamson collected the save for the Pride, her first of the season.  Morgan Melloh suffered the lost giving up four runs in just over one inning of work. The Pride struck early.  Melloh hit Natasha Watley and then walked Hallie … [Read more...]

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...]

Series Preview: Pride vs. Rebellion at ESPN Wide World of Sports

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Kissimmee, FL – July 17th 2015- The USSSA Pride will host their second consecutive home series at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida starting on Saturday, July 18th. This four game set against the Pennsylvania Rebellion is the second of three series’ the Pride will play on home turf here in Florida. First pitch is set for 8:00pm (ET) on Saturday and 7:00pm (ET) Sunday-Tuesday. After winning a four-game series against the Chicago Bandits 3-1, the Pride now lead the league at 22-8. The Rebellion, after winning their previous four-game series with the Dallas Charge 3-1, are headed … [Read more...]