Kelly Kretschman Named First Triple Crown Winner in NPF History

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Kissimmee, FL- August 17, 2016- Kelly Kretschman has made NPF history becoming the first Pro Fastpitch player to earn the prestigious Triple Crown award in her 11th year in the league. At nearly 37 years of age, Kretschman led the NPF in batting average (.466), home runs (13) and RBI (45) to earn the league’s first ever Triple Crown title this summer. “It’s an honor and an accomplishment that I never expected to be the one to get,” said Kretschman. “There is no question that hitting behind Wiggins and in front of Pendley has enabled me throughout the season.” Kretschman’s … [Read more...]

Pride dominate Rebellion in 8-0 win

Megan Wiggins finishes her swing in dominating game against the Rebellion

Kissimmee, FL—July 20, 2016—The USSSA Pride opened their series against the Pennsylvania Rebellion in dominating fashion. They beat the Rebellion 8-0 behind Kelsey Nunley’s complete game shutout and home runs from Megan Wiggins and Hallie Wilson. The Pride scored eight runs on 12 hits and struck out just three times. The Pride struck first in the third inning following three consecutive singles from Kelly Kretschman, Sierra Romero and Shelby Pendley. The scoring started to open up in the fourth inning when Wiggins sent a home run into right center field. The game really opened up in … [Read more...]

Pride to face the Rebellion at ESPN Wide World of Sport July 20-22

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Kissimmee, FL—July 19, 2016—The USSSA Pride’s weeklong home stand continues as they begin a three-game series with the PA Rebellion starting on Wednesday, July 20. The Pride concluded their opener at the ESPN Wide World of Sports on Monday, finishing up a three-game series against the Chicago Bandits. They lost the series one game to two and will try to bounce back and hold on to their league lead. The Pride last played the Rebellion in late June. The two teams faced off in seven straight games in three different series. The Pride went 5-2 against the Pennsylvania team, winning all three … [Read more...]

Nunley two-hits Rebellion; Pride win 6-0

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Kissimmee, FL—June 20, 2016—The USSSA Pride added one to the win column as they defeated the PA Rebellion tonight 6-0. Pitcher Kelsey Nunley threw a two-hit shutout to carry her team to a victory. The Pride stole five bases tonight, starting in the first inning when Megan Wiggins swiped second base after collecting the first hit of the game. Kelly Kretschman (2-2) stole two bases, and Kirsti Merritt and Shelby Pendley each stole one. All six runs for the Pride tonight came with two outs. The first run came in the second inning off a Hallie Wilson single to left field that scored Merritt. … [Read more...]

Pride Beat Rebellion at Auburn 5-0 – Romero Hits First Home Run In Pro Career

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Auburn, AL - June 18, 2016 - The second stop of the 2016 NPF College Tour ended with a 5-0 win for the USSSA Pride who split the series against the PA Rebellion in their 2016 home opener. Following three scoreless innings, Sierra Romero started things off for the Pride with a lead off home run in the bottom of the fourth, the first of her professional career. With one out, Chelsea Goodacre doubled to left center then advanced to third following a ground out by Jessica Garcia. Missy Taukeiaho then reached on a throwing error and advanced to second but not before Goodacre scored from third … [Read more...]