VIERA, FL (May 15, 2019) – The USSSA Florida Pride has signed catcher and former Pride team member Alexa Peterson to a one year contract team officials announced today.
Peterson began her career in the NPF with the Pride signing as a rookie in 2014. The former University of Oregon stand out and NCAA All-American was then traded in 2015 to the Pennsylvania Rebellion where she saw 2 years in the outfield and behind the plate. The Rebellion disbanded in 2017 and Peterson was signed by the Chicago Bandits. Then in 2018, Peterson was traded once more and this time to the new NPF expansion team, the Cleveland Comets.
In her 5 years in the NPF, Peterson has played in 174 games, has amassed a .267 batting average across 397 AB’s and 223 PO’s.
“It is great to welcome Alexa back to where her professional career began, with the Pride”, Pride General Manager Don DeDonatis stated. “She is a standout and her ability to play multiple positions will almost certainly be utilized this year both in the outfield and behind the plate,”
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
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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.