Former Arizona State All-American signs with USSSA Pride

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Kissimmee, FL – May 27, 2015- The USSSA Florida Pride are pleased to announce Amber Freeman, the 11th overall pick in the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) draft, has signed a two year contract with the Pride. The former Arizona State All-American and 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year adds valuable catching depth and a powerful bat to the Pride lineup. “We are excited to add Amber Freeman to our lineup. With the off-season moves we made this year, we needed a catcher and a righty power hitter. Amber comes from a great program at Arizona State and has international experience so she’s used to … [Read more...]

Pride Use a 4 Run 5th Inning to Beat the Bandits 4-0

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Kissimmee, FL-July 22, 2014- After going hitless through the first four innings, the USSSA Florida Pride offense erupted for four unearned runs in the fifth to beat the Chicago Bandits 4-0 at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex in Kissimmee, FL. Former Oklahoma Sooner teammates Keilani Ricketts and Michelle Gascoigne squared off in a pitchers’ duel in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader.  "I knew it was going to be a challenge going up against Michelle and she threw a great game but at the same time I'm glad my teammates were able to get the win for us. This is the first time we've faced off in … [Read more...]

NPF Launches Blog/Talk Radio Show on Wednesday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NPF Launches Blog/Talk Radio Show on Wednesday Nashville, TN – January 14, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch will launch a blog/talk radio show on Wednesday January 15 at 7:00 pm CST. The show, “Throwin Down With The NPF” will be hosted by Barb Jordan and will be live from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm twice a month throughout the year. “This is another platform to involve our fans with league news and happenings throughout the year,” commented NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. “We are always looking for opportunities to broaden exposure for our teams and players as well as our … [Read more...]

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...]

2013 National Pro Fastpitch Schedule Is Released!

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Nashville, TN - The National Pro Fastpitch League Office released the 2013 regular season schedule today. The four affiliate teams of the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, NY/NJ Comets, and USSSA Pride will battle each other through 96 total regular season. Each team will play every other team a total of 16 games - 2 Home series’ and 2 Away series’.  Akron and USSSA will both host a total of 7 home series’, Chicago will host 6, and NY/NJ will host 4. The regular season will open on June 5 when Akron travels to Chicago for a 4 game series. A day later, all four teams will be in action as the … [Read more...]