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Shelby Pendley Re-Signs with USSSA Pride for 2018 Season

February 20, 2018 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - USSSA Pride News Release

Viera, FL. Shelby Pendley signed a one-year contract extension with the USSSA Pride for the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. Pendley, the second overall draft pick in the 2015 NPF Draft and the 2015 NPF Rookie of the Year, will enter her fourth NPF season this summer.

"It's a huge blessing to sign a contract for another year playing the sport I love. It's an honor and a pleasure to be part of the USSSA organization. I'm very fortunate to get the opportunity to play in the NPF and make a living while playing softball. I'm excited for this upcoming season and can't wait to be back on the field with my teammates," said Pendley on her contract extension.

Pendley has been a force offensively and defensively during her first three seasons with the Pride. She has tallied 135 hits, 87 RBI, 29 homeruns and a .305 batting average in her NPF career. Her 13 homeruns led the NPF in the 2017 season and helped her earn her third consecutive All NPF Team award.

Don DeDonatis, Pride owner and General Manager said, "Not too many players come into this league and dominate, but Shelby has done just that. From her rookie season in 2015, to her league 'Home Run Champion' Title in 2017, she hasn't missed a beat. I am thrilled to have Shelby continuing her professional career with the Pride and look forward to what she brings to the 2018 season.

Pendley was a three time All- American at the University of Oklahoma. She sits second in career slugging percentage and fifth in career batting average in Big 12 conference history.

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