Last month, Brittany Cervantes and her USSSA Pride won the National Pro Fastpitch championship, beating my Chicago Bandits. Brittany has now won four championships, with three different teams (the Bandits and the Scrapyard Dawgs are the other two).
I have been a fan of Brittany since her time with the Bandits. She was the first Bandit I ever interviewed on the field. That interview can be found at On the Beat With Brittany Cervantes.
Brittany was recently named the Director of Softball Operations at the University of Kentucky, which is her alma mater. I am sure Brittany will do a great job at Kentucky. As proven by her four NPF titles, she is a winner and she breeds success.
A major in Broadcast Journalism, Brittany would make a great announcer for the sport. She knows the game and has a great personality. The only flaw I have ever seen is that she is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, but since she is from LA, I guess that can be expected. I used to tease her about that and she always had a quick response for me. She has been a real pleasure to watch and know.
You can follow Brittany at @BrittCerv14 on twitter. Also get more info on her Wildcats at UKAthletics.com. As always, you can also get more info on the Bandits at ChicagoBandits.com.
Brittany Cervantes and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2019.