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Tuesday, June 6, 2023


One of Louisville softball's all-time greats continues to celebrate a decorated career and will now continue her softball career at the professional level. Taylor Roby has signed with the USSSA Pride.

The USSSA Pride is one of four teams in the WPF (Women's Professional Fastpitch). The league was founded a a collaboration between USSSA, Smash It Sports, and USA Softball.  They had an exhibition season last year, but their inaugural season will begin June 15 and conclude August 17.

The four teams- USSSA Pride, SIS Vipers, Texas Smoke, and OKC Spark- will each play a 36-game schedule with the playoffs and championship being held in mid-August. Most of the games will be held in the Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma region, but the teams do travel some. The USSSA Pride will visit Evansville, Ind. in mid-July.

Taylor Roby recently wrapped up her five-year Louisville career as an NFCA All-American, a .312 career batting average, second all-time with 184 RBIs and 116 walks, and a program record 63 career home runs. She also finished in the top 10 in program history in several pitching categories in starts, strikeouts, wins, saves, and innings pitched.

NCAA Softball Update

We inch closer to the end of the NCAA softball season. Oklahoma edged out Stanford in nine innings to advance to their fourth straight WCWS championship and are looking for three straight titles. They took down Florida State in 2021 and Texas last year.

Florida State power hit their way past Tennessee in the evening session for their third appearance since 2018. They fell to Oklahoma in 2021 but won it all over Washington in 2018.

The tournament was not played in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wedding Bells Ringing

Paulie and I traded Monday and Thursday writes this week, which helps give me a little bit of a break as this coming weekend is a big one for me. Katy and I will officially tie the knot in Fort Mill, S.C. on Saturday! I still can't believe this Louisville fan is marrying a Florida State fan!

I'm looking forward to a few days off from the site (and especially work) to celebrate this special moment.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!


  1. Congratulations Jared ! Good luck and have a great honeymoon.

    Nick O.

  2. Hey Jared, best to you and Katy. Have a great wedding and long life together.

    Curtis " Bee Kind" Franklin

  3. Hello Friends !
    Arthur Here !

    Roby will be a good pro, as long as she doesn't run into our Valerie Cagle. LOL.

    Jared, hope your wedding is a great and memorable one. Bea and I have 39 years of wedded bliss under our belts. 1986 was a memorable year for us, and I think that date of 1986 is pretty important to a lot of Louisville basketball fans, too.

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

  4. Roby may be one of the best to ever wear the Cards softball uniform. She'll be missed. All good hopes and wishes to Katy and Jared.

    Blue Lou

  5. David Watson6/06/2023 6:23 PM

    Hey ho, Dave O here!

    My hopes and dreams for your stunning photog Jared and that Nole Katy for a long prosperous and fruitful marriage. As an ex writer here, you and I both know what goes into this site, and if you work as hard on your marriage as you do Cardinal Couple.writing and pictures, you'll have great success!


  6. Best of luck and be happyJared and Katy !!!

    The Real Joe Hill


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