VIERA, FL. (June 7, 2019) – The USSSA Florida Pride has signed Florida Gator Amanda Lorenz to a 2 year contract team officials announced today.
Drafted 2nd overall and 1st pick for the Pride in the 2019 NPF Draft, this University of Florida standout put up impressive numbers throughout her career earning a nomination for the 2019 Honda Sports Awards. Achieving season-high numbers in her senior campaign for a batting average of .422, 11 home runs, OBP of 561 and 41 RBI’s, Amanda finished her career having safely reached base in 254 out of 265 games played. Lorenz is a truly special addition to an already star-studded Pride roster.
“Amanda has been on my radar since her freshman year and I for one am very happy to have been able to take her 2nd overall in the 2019 NPF draft”, remarked General Manager Don DeDonatis. “As a 4 time All American and arguably the best hitter in the country, she rewrote the record book on countless categories.”
Lorenz joins former Gator teammate Nicole DeWitt this season making the Pride infield a defensive force to be reckoned with.
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.