VIERA, FL. (February 14, 2019) – The USSSA Florida Pride has signed a 2 year extension with three year NPF veteran utility player Bianka Bell, team officials announced today.
Stellar former LSU Tiger and Tampa native, Bell helped lead LSU to back-to-back Women’s College World Series appearances in 2015 and 2016 and became the fastest player in LSU history to reach 100 career RBI’s.
Recently named assistant softball coach and Embry Riddle, Bianka‘s experience in the sport both on and off the field are an invaluable asset to the Pride. Named to the 2018 All NPF Team for her 3rd base performance, Bell has made her presence known in the league.
“I am excited to welcome Bianka back to the Pride family for another 2 years for what I know will be some great softball,” Don DeDonatis, USSSA Pride General Manager remarked. “I know she will be ready to work and her personality along with her versatile ability makes her a true fit with this team.”
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.
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 Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. 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.