VETERAN RICKETTS TO REMAIN A FORCE ON THE PRIDE; SIGNS 2-YEAR EXTENSION

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VIERA, FL. (February 14, 2019) – The USSSA Florida Pride has signed 6 year veteran pitcher Keilani Ricketts to a 2-year extension, team officials announced today.

Former Oklahoma standout, 2013 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and Honda Award Recipient, Keilani still holds the Sooner career records in wins and strikeouts.

In her illustrious career with the Pride, Keilani has been named to the All NPF team in both 2017 and 2018, and posted staggering stats in the 2018 NPF regular season with a 0.00 ERA in 34 innings pitched with no earned runs.  A professional season outmatched by anyone.

“Watching Keilani deliver game after game, year after year for the Pride has been nothing short of miraculous,” Don DeDonatis, USSSA Pride General Manager remarked.  “She is and always will be an instrumental part of the Pride pitching staff and a key piece to the team’s success.”

The four-time Cowles Cup champion and seven-time NPF regular season champion USSSA Florida Pride will be back in action at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL on June 18th.  For more information about the Pride or to purchase tickets, please visit USSSAFLORIDAPRIDE.com.

About USSSA

USSSA is headquartered in Viera, Florida. USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 4 million participants, competing in 14 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information about USSSA, visit www.usssa.com and follow USSSA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

About National Pro Fastpitch

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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