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A 4-Run 4th Inning is all Osterman Needs to Beat Racers 4-2

Amanda Kamekona hit her team-leading 7th homerun of the year in the 4-2 victory

Amanda Kamekona hit her team-leading 7th homerun of the year in the 4-2 victory

Akron, OH-August 9, 2014After the Akron Racers took the first two games of the series, the USSSA Florida Pride turned to their ace to get a win Saturday evening at Firestone Stadium in Akron, OH. Cat Osterman had 12 strikeouts and threw a complete game four hitter in her 15th victory of the year. A four-run fourth inning was all Osterman and the Pride needed to get a 4-2 victory and end Akron’s seven game winning streak.

All of the Pride’s scoring came with two outs in the 4th inning. Second baseman Amanda Kamekona hit a solo home run off of Racers starting pitcher Alison Owen to give the Pride a 1-0 lead. After GiOnna DiSalvatore singled one batter later, the Racers went to their bullpen and brought in Hannah Campbell. Brigette DelPonte doubled off of Campbell before Kristin Sandberg followed with a three-run home run that proved to be all the support Osterman needed.
The Racers responded in the bottom of the fourth when first baseman Charlotte Morgan hit a line-drive single directly off Osterman’s leg. Designated Player Jessica Garcia then drilled a two-run home run to make the score 4-2. Those two runs were just the seventh and eighth earned runs Osterman has allowed this season.
The Pride offense had 10 hits off Owen and Campbell including a combined 5-10 from the Pride’s 1-2-3 hitters. Caitlin Lowe extended her hit streak to 18 games after a 2-4 performance on the day. Kamekona’s team-leading seventh homerun puts her in a tie for third on the NPF leader board.
The Racers and Pride finish their series Sunday at 2:05 PM. For tickets or info call the Racers at 330-376-8188.
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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.

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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.

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