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Jessica Burroughs of Florida State University Selected #1 Overall by the USSSA Florida Pride

NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 24, 2017) – Right handed pitcher Jessica Burroughs from Florida State University selected #1 Overall by the USSSA Pride in the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) College Draft presented by 2XU. The SEC conference led all conferences with 7 total picks.
 


 

First Round
1. USSSA Pride – Right-handed Pitcher Jessica Burroughs (Florida State)
2. Akron Racers – Right-handed Pitcher Sara Groenewegen (Minnesota)
3. Chicago Bandits – Catcher and Infielder Sahvanna Jaquish (LSU)
4. Chicago Bandits – Right-handed Pitcher Sierra Hyland (Cal Poly)
5. Texas Charge – Outfielder Bailey Landry (LSU)
 
Second Round:
6. Texas Charge – Third Baseman Katiyana Mauga (Arizona)
7. Akron Racers – Right-handed Pitcher Megan Betsa (Michigan)
8. Chicago Bandits – Left-handed Pitcher Danielle O’Toole (Arizona)
9. USSSA Pride – Infielder Alexis “Mo” Mercado (Arizona)
10. USSSA Pride – First-baseman Alex Powers (Florida State)
 
Third Round
11. Akron Racers – Utility Chloe Miller (Wisconsin)
12. Scrap Yard Dawgs – Left-handed Pitcher Delanie Gourley (Florida) . Gourley was then traded to Texas Charge for their No. 13 and No.25 picks.
13. Scrap Yard Dawgs – Infielder Ali Aguilar (Washington)
14. Texas Charge – Left-handed Pitcher Haley Chambers-Book (SIU-Edwardsville)
15. Akron Racers – Outfielder Megan Geer (Tennessee)
 
Fourth Round
16. Akron Racers – Outfielder Sydni Emanuel (Georgia) 
17. Scrap Yard Dawgs – Infielder Hannah Flippen (Utah)
18. Scrap Yard Dawgs – Infielder Nikki Udria (Orgeon)
19. USSSA Pride – Outfielder Mandie Perez (Arizona)
20. USSSA Pride – Outfielder Kelly Christner (Michigan)
 
Fifth Round
21. Akron Racers – Outfielder Nicole Schroeder (Arkansas)
22. Texas Charge – Utility Lindsey Cargill (Baylor)
23. Akron Racers – Infielder Maddy Grimm (Kent State) 
24. Akron Racers – Left-handed Pitcher Alexis Silkwood (Mississippi State)
25. Scrap Yard Dawgs – Infielder MJ Knighten (Nebraska)
26. Scrap Yard Dawgs – Utility Morgan Zerkle (Marshall)
 

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, and Canada, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball. For additional information on NPF, please visit:  profastpitch.com.