From Professional Athlete to College Coach: Cat’s Corner Vol. 2

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By: Cat Osterman Hello again… Two months in a row I have remembered to blog, I think this might be a record! =)  Hope the off-season is treating you all well.  Even though we all are suffering from softball withdrawals, we are all also keeping busy. I know a lot of my teammates are training to get ready for the USSSA Pride Fall Tour, while some of us are focused on coaching our respective colleges. I fall in the latter category. It’s been a little over a month that I have been at my new job at Texas State University. I will say, wearing maroon is a little different, but I love being a … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Announce 2014 Fall Tour

2014 Fall Tour

Kissimmee, FL-USSSA is pleased to announce professional softball is back this fall. Throughout November, the USSSA Florida Pride will travel to six colleges and universities across the Southeast as part of their 2014 Fall Tour, sponsored by Boombah. The back-to-back National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Champions will take on the University of Georgia, Florida State, Georgia Tech, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Mercer, and Wallace State as part of their exhibition schedule. Additionally, in conjunction with USA Elite Select, the Pride players will take part in various softball clinics and team … [Read more...]

Looking Back on the 2014 NPF Season

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By: Cat Osterman Cat’s Corner is back!! I’ll be coming to you guys on the first Monday of every month to keep you up to date on the new happenings in my life, my teammates’ lives (since we all stay in touch), and anything else I find blogable. Well season has been over for a week, and it’s been the longest week ever! I can speak for our entire team when I say we genuinely miss each other. I love seeing notifications from Group Me (the app we group text in) because it usually means some great conversation or pictures are being shared. As you can see, we love each other, so when we go … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Win the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch Championship

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Hoover, AL – August 23, 2014 - A seven-run sixth inning for the USSSA Florida Pride was the difference as they swept the two-game series with the Akron Racers and won the Cowles Cup for the second year in a row. A crowd of nearly 1,300 was on hand at the Hoover Met to watch the championship final. Danielle Lawrie picked up the win in what will be her final NPF game after throwing six innings in relief and holding the Racers to one run. This marked the first time since 2008 [Chicago Bandits] for a NPF team to win both the regular season championship and the NPF Championship Series. The … [Read more...]

Pride Advance to 2014 NPF Championship Final After Defeating the Rebellion

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Hoover, AL – August 21, 2014 - The USSSA Florida Pride advance to their sixth consecutive National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series final after defeating the Pennsylvania Rebellion 3-2 Thursday night at Hoover Met Stadium. A RBI double by Kelly Kretschman in the bottom of the fourth broke a 2-2 tie, and the combination of Keilani Ricketts and Jordan Taylor shut out the Rebellion over the last three innings to claim a 3-2 victory. With the win, the Pride eliminate the Rebellion from the NPF Championship Series and will face either the Akron Racers or Chicago Bandits in the final starting … [Read more...]