2021-22 Season Try-outs

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Pre-Register to speed up check-in for our try-outs this Saturday.
2021-22 Ohio USSSA Pride Teams, Coaches, and Contact information
TBD 9u & 10u-TBD
contact; Kerry Maher 614-940-5735 krrmaher@gmail.com
Orange 11u-Wolfe
JR Wolfe 740-412-1134
White 11u-Widner
Haley Widner 614-354-3167 widnerha0133@gmail.com
Scarlet 12u- To be announced later next week
For now, contact Kerry Maher – krrcoach@gmail.com
Yellow 13u-Kanet
Rob Kanet 740-739-7378 ohiousssaprideyellow@gmail.com
Navy 13u-Booth
Jason Booth 614-565-3563 ohiousssapridenavy@gmail.com
White 14u-White
Derek White 614-254-9193
Red 14u-Zak
Ed Zak 614-519-0531 ohusssaprideelite07@gmail.com
Gold 15u-Warehime
Brooke Warehime 614-551-5447 brooke.warehime@gmail.com
Vegas 16u-Eplin
JR Eplin 614-207-7449
Platinum 16u-Bowlby
Jerry Bowlby 740-409-2799 jerry.bowlby7997@yahoo.com
Grey 17u-Bay
Danny Bay 614-306-2338
Teal/Blue 18u
Steve Clawson 614-570-5080 stephen.clawson@gmail.com
Chris Mason
Ohio USSSA Pride will have try-outs for the 2021-22 season on August 7 at Pickerington Central High School. If for some reason weather does not permit, we will have August 8th as a “rain date” only.
Start times are:
9am for 9u, 10u, 11u and 12u
Noon for 13u,14u, 15u,16u
3pm for 17//18u
About us:
Our Ohio USSSA Pride teams play the toughest competition and go to the best showcase tournaments in Ohio. Our teams typically only travel out of the state once or twice a year. We believe, and our suspicions have been confirmed, that it is not necessary to travel out of state for tournaments if you want to play college softball in Ohio or neighboring states.
Our organization is about competing at the highest level, keeping costs reasonable, learning, and having fun while playing. Our great network of coaches communicates with each other regularly. We are always staying current with technology and the fastpitch landscape.
About you:
We are looking for student-athletes that work hard, are ready or near ready to compete in a “class A’ schedule. You should also be a great teammate, coachable and self-motivated. We will help you get where you want to be, however ultimately YOU decide your future. We surround ourselves with others that have similar skills and goals. Our student-athletes have put in the work necessary and have earned themselves opportunities to play in college at every level including NCAA Division 1.

Ohio USSSA Pride remembers #8, Sophie Mazgay

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Photos were taken Sunday August 30th, 3 days prior, when Sophie played her last games.

Ohio USSSA Pride will retire the number 8 jersey for the entire organization in memory of Amanda Clearcreek High School Senior and Ohio USSSA Pride Blue third-baseman Sophie Mazgay, who was killed in a car accident on Wednesday September 2nd, 2020. Sophie was starting her 10th season playing for Coach Chris Mason and teammates Rachel Mason, Emma Burke and Keirsten Hale. She was an incredibly talented athlete and a big-hearted friend to all.

Sophie Mazgayƛ Obituary. Local news media also did an excellent job covering the tragedy including an article written by Tom Wilson The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, an On-Air interview of Coach Chris Mason by WBNS 10 News and also On-Air with interview of organization President Danny Bay by Fox 28 Columbus.

Pride Platinum takes 5th at the SEAA World Series in Pigeon Forge

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Pride Platinum took 5th place over the week of July 13th/18th at the SEAA World Series in Pigeon Forge TN. With an 0-2 pool play record Platinum bounced back winning four out of their first five games in bracket play before losing in the semi-finals. They just finished their season this past weekend at the All-Sanction World Series finishing in the top 16 out of 80 teams. They compiled a 25-12-3 record over the summer with a top five, a top three and a first place finish playing in the 16U bracket over the fourth of July.

Pride Navy adds to their terrific month of July with two more strong finishes

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OHIO USSSA PRIDE Navy added two more strong finishes to their July resume with a second place finish at the USSSA Frew Park Summer Classic and a very impressive 3rd place finish at the USSSA Super 48.

“These kids have competed and played so hard this season” said 2nd year Navy coach Jason Booth. “I am so proud of their effort and their willingness to listen and learn.” “We have taken a giant step forward this season.” Navy will have a few weeks off before their season fires back up again following tryouts on August 15th.

2nd Place USSSA Frew Park Summer Classic
2nd Place USSSA Frew Park Summer Classic

Pride Blue takes 2nd at USSSA Nationals In Destin FL.

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OHIO USSSA PRIDE Blue went down to Destin Florida and came back with a 2nd place finish in the USSSA Nationals. ” It was a great week and a fantastic all round effort from this group” said head coach Chris Mason. “We wanted to end the summer finishing strong and we did just that. “It was bittersweet because you know the end is here for our senior group.” “We want to thank Hailey Maher (Marietta College), Kayla Roddy and Kiersten Hail (Thiel College), Liz Stonerock (Capital University), and Hannah Cooksey (Penn State New Kensington) for all of their hardwork and dedication to our organization. ” They have been fantastic and their schools are lucky to be getting them.” For the rest of Blue and Coach Mason its getting some rest until the new season begins August 15th.

Pride Platinum Wins Pride Challenge Finishes 3rd in Grandslam Showcase in Findlay

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OHIO USSSA PRIDE Platinum won the Pride Challenge a weekend ago finishing 5-0. They also finished 3rd at the Grandslam Showcase in Findlay the weekend of June 27th-28th. Both tournaments were played up in the 16U division. The Pride Challenge was dominated by Platinum pitching giving up only 6 runs in 5 games. They are back in action down in Pigeon Forge for the SEAA World Series.

10th annual Pride Challenge Champions (16U division)

Huge back to back weekends for OHIO USSSA PRIDE White

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Pride White had two fantastic weekends winning the USSSA Freedom Festival tournament and a very strong 6-1 runner-up finish at the Lou and Shorty (16U-18U) in Dayton OH. Their hot streak will continue in the USSSA Nationals in Destin FL.


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Pride Teal won a pair of tournaments recently going a fantastic 12-1 in the Goodbye Covid-19 and the Fastpitch and Fireworks tournaments over the last few weekends. They dominated both tournaments from start to finish and have been on a roll as of late. Teal is back in action this weekend in the Great Lakes Summer Showcase.

Goodbye Covid-19 Champs
Fastpitch and Fireworks Champions

Two 3rd Place finishes for Team Royal

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OHIO USSSA PRIDE Royal finished a very strong 3rd place over the fourth of July weekend. They have a had a great year and the Freedom Festival was no different. They were dominant most of the weekend but fell just short in the Semi-finals. They followed that up with a solid 3rd place finish at DES Super 48 in Marion this past weekend. Royal will take the field again at the Celine Wyatt tournament in Hillard.

Pride Royal bombs their way to a title

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Pride Royal finished a sizzling 7-0 this past weekend at the Kickoff to Summer Champions in Marietta. The team hit seven homeruns lead by Dylan Hunt who hit three. Emily “ET” Travis followed Dylan’s lead with two of her own. Lynsay Vanhoose and Ally Ernsberger also each went yard for Royal. Royal is off this week but will be back in action again on the Fourth of July in Zanesville at the Eastern Ohio Freedom tournament.