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Rookie Watch: Kristyn Sandberg by Combat Sports

Week One:

Georgia alum, Kristyn Sandberg did not dissappoint as she stepped up to the plate five times in the opening weekend, yielding a RBI single her first time at bat. For the weekend series against the Chicago Bandits ,the USSSA Pride went 1-3 as Sandberg maintained a .600 average with three hits, a double and two RBI’s total.


When did you get to Orlando?
KS: We left for Florida about a week and a half ago.

What was it like to play on the professional level?
KS: Well the competitiveness week in and week out. You have to always be on your A game.

You’re playing with some of the best softball players in the world. How does it feel to be considered in that category and is it at all intimidating?
KS: It’s an honor to play with former Olympians. It’s not really intimidating, but it is a learning experience.

What’s your favorite movie and TV show?
KS: Favorite Movie: Toy Story
Favorite TV Show: Law and order SVU

Favorite Quotes:
KS: I don’t really have any favorite quotes, but I love the speech from Miracle. “They might beat you ten times but tonight’s important.”

Any guilty Pleasure?
KS: Ice Cream

Favorite moment in softball?
KS: My first trip to NCAA Women’s College World Series in 2009 as a freshman. We finished in the Final 4.

If you weren’t playing softball what would you be doing?
KS: Playing ice hockey.

What are your current living conditions?
KS: I live in a house with 3 other players Danielle Lawrie, Tonya Callahan and Sarah Pauly. When we’re on the road Brittany Mack is my roommate.

Where are your practices held?
KS: We practice in Kissimmee, Florida.

About USSSA Florida Pride:

The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.

About NPF:

National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.

About USSSA:

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit Also be sure to visit for the latest USSSA News!

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