USSSA Pride announced that they will not be renewing their partnership with the National Pro Fastpitch league after 11 years.
PRESS RELEASE— USSSA Pride (@USSSAPride) September 13, 2019
USSSA Pride will not extend our partnership with the NPF in 2020. Read the official statement here: pic.twitter.com/PeJeE2IkSb
The Pride won five Cowles Cup Championships while in the league and most notably back-to-back titles in 2018 & 2019.
Cheri Kempf, commissioner of the NPF was not surprised by the news coming from the Pride.
The last team to announce their departure from the league was the 2017 Cowles Cup Champs Scrap Yard Dawgs.
Similar to Scrap Yard, the Pride will resume business as an independent team with games scheduled for November 2019.
To our fans: we will still be an active professional team! You can catch the Pride in action as soon as November against FSU & UF. Stay tuned for the release of our full 2020 schedule soon.— USSSA Pride (@USSSAPride) September 13, 2019
We will update this story as it develops.