bethThank’s to Eric Lopez, reporting for Sports Talk Florida, the Pride’s very own Beth Torina was interviewed and talked about being a Dr. Phillips Alumni, loving Orlando, her time at LSU and coaching the USSSA Pride.

See the article here at http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/insider-lsus-beth-torina-interview/#EYqc2d7w5DfslhL2.99

By Eric Lopez 
UCF Knights Insider 
 
LSU Softball Head Coach Beth Torina is bringing her 11th ranked LSU Tigers to her hometown of Orlando this weekend  as the  Tigers will participate  at Disney Wide World of Sports Softball Tournament.

LSU will face 10th ranked Oregon in a showdown between Pac 12 and SEC on Friday. other key games this weekend including LSU playing  number 14 ranked Michigan on Saturday and 15th ranked Louisville on Sunday.

Torina went to high school at Dr Phillips  and was a star pitcher at University of Florida  where  she was a member of the 1998 Southeastern Conference regular season championship team as the squad’s top pitcher. Torina led LSU to the Women’s College World Series in her first season as Tigers Head Coach last season.

The Orlando native talks about  coaching softball in college level and in the pro level where she coaches in Orlando  with USSSA Pride.  Torina talks about her star pitcher Rachele Fico and what former National Champion and Player of Year Pitcher  did Torina compare Fico to?

Torina also discusses the growth of the sport especially in the SEC  over  the years as well  and more.

Beth Torina :

Torina Coaching Career :

1997-2000 University of Florida pitcher 1998 SEC Championship Team

2000-02 Stetson University Assistant Coach 2001 Atlantic Sun Regular Season Champions

2003-07 University of Houston Assistant Coach Two NCAA Regionals, 2007 Conference USA Champions

2008-11 Florida International University Head Coach 2010 NCAA Regionals

2012 LSU Head Coach 2012 Women’s College World Series

To Follow Torina and LSU Tigers all season long  go to LSUSports.Net

Eric Lopez is the producer of The David Baumann Show which  comes to you live Monday through Friday 6-9am from  the  Culpepper Kurland Sports Talk 1080 Studios in Orlando. Lopez also host the SportstalkFlorida 1080 Insiders Show Sundays from 10-11am.

Eric Lopez – @EricLopezELO

About USSSA Florida Pride:

The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.

About NPF:

National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.

About USSSA:

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!