5 Draftees Chosen by Pride in 2015 NPF Draft

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Kissimmee, FL, May 27th,2015 - On April 1st, the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) College Draft presented by Bownet Sports was underway in Nashville, Tennessee and was broadcasted live on CBS Sports. Packed with fans and girls’ softball teams alike, the audience waited patiently and supported these girls to see where all of the draftees would play professionally for the 2015 NPF season. After all was said and done, it was another successful draft day for the NPF as the USSSA Pride gained five great draftees for the upcoming season. Fast forward to a month or so later and NPF Opening Day is … [Read more...]

Pride edge Charge 4-3

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McKinney, TX, Monday, June 8, 2015 – The Pride took the lead early and managed to hold off the Dallas Charge to capture a 4-3 win in game three of the four game set out at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch. The Pride took advantage of a rocky start in the circle by the Charge’s Sarah Purvis.  Purvis, who walked two, and allowed six hits and 4 earned runs lasted just one and two-third innings, before being relieved by Australian National Vanessa Stokes. Stokes held the Pride to five and a third scoreless innings. Chelsea Thomas came in to relieve Hannah Rogers who got the start for the Pride. … [Read more...]

Osterman Slows Charge in Series Opener

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McKinney, TX, Saturday, June 6, 2015 – The USSSA Florida Pride began the 2015 season in McKinney, Texas with a series opening 10-2 victory against the Dallas Charge. Overcoming a late rally by the Charge, the Pride clinched game one of a four game series. Rookie, Shelby Pendley and veteran Kelly Kretchman delivered seven of the 11 Pride hit barrage.  Pendley had an exceptional rookie debut hitting 4 for 4, including a homerun.  Kretchman hit behind her going 3 for 4 with a deep blast as well. The Dallas Charge defense kept the Pride off the board for the first two innings.  In the third … [Read more...]

Preview of the 2015 Opening Series: USSSA Pride vs Dallas Charge

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Kissimmee, FL- The USSSA Florida Pride begin their season this Saturday, June 6th, in McKinney, Texas for their 2015 series opener against the newly formed Dallas Charge. The Dallas Charge will be hosting the Pride in a four game series at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch for this first series of the 2015 season. Last season, the USSSA Pride secured the 2014 NPF regular season title with a record of 33-15 and clinched their third Cowles Cup by winning the 2014 NPF Championship Series. The Pride defeated the Akron Racers in two games to claim the 2014 NPF Champions title. Individually, Pride … [Read more...]

Pride Sign First Overall Draft Pick Lauren Chamberlain

Lauren Chamberlain, the NCAA all time homerun leader, has signed a three year contract with the Pride. Photo courtesy of John Williamson.

Kissimmee, FL--The USSSA Florida Pride are pleased to announce the signing of number one overall draft pick and NCAA Career Homerun leader Lauren Chamberlain. The former Oklahoma Sooner and four time NFCA All-American has signed a three year contract with the back-to-back National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) champions. “Being drafted first was an honor. It was nice to see the hard work over the years pay off and have a team and general manager that had faith in me as the number one pick. Knowing I was drafted to the Pride brought more happiness because of the level of athletes I knew I was going to … [Read more...]