Kissimmee, FL – March 13, 2014-Olivia Galati will be joining the USSSA Florida Pride for the 2014 season. Assistant General Manager Gordon Glennie announced the trade with the Rebellion for Galati in return for a 2014 draft choice. Olivia will give us another quality pitcher, we were impressed with her performances in the 2013 season.
Galati comes to the USSSA Pride as a two-time All-American pitcher at Hofstra University and the second pick overall in the 2013 Senior Draft (NY/NJ Comets). In her junior year, Galati led the Division 1 softball ERA (.95), and currently still holds the records at Hofstra University with strikeouts (1415), wins (129), single season wins (40) and single season strikeouts (395). Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year four years in a row. NCAA leader with Career Perfect Games (5), Single-Season Shutouts and NCAA Second All-Time Consecutive Wins Leader (31). Senior year Galati led the NCAA in Wins (40), Walks Allowed per Seven Innings (.64,) and Shutouts (22). Capital One Academic All-American and NFCA Academic All-American.
Galati played a key role in the pitching staff for the NY/NJ Comets posting a 6-10 record, with a 3.88 ERA, pitching 95.2 innings and tallying 37 strike outs.
“I am humbled to be a part of the USSSA Pride. To be able to play on the same team of many players I looked up to growing up. I am looking forward to a great season with the Pride.”
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