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Chamberlain’s Extra-Inning Homer Gives USSSA 4-2 Victory Over Rebellion

Chamberlain hit her first career home run against the Rebellion Friday night to give the Pride a 4-2 win. Photo by Jade Hewitt

Chamberlain hit her first career home run against the Rebellion Friday night to give the Pride a 4-2 win. Photo by Jade Hewitt

Lancaster,PA—June 26, 2015-The Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Pride found themselves in extra innings for the second-straight evening, but a two-run homer by rookie Lauren Chamberlain in the top of the 10th inning was enough to give the Pride the late-night victory by a final score of 4-2 from Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, PA.

USSSA jumped out early to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second when third baseman Andrea Duran notched a solo home run to left-center followed by a sacrifice fly from Megan Willis that plated shortstop Shelby Pendley. The Rebellion answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning when center fielder Courtney Senas hit a sacrifice fly of her own to score designated player Mandy Ogle, who reached base on a hit-by-pitch.

Despite the run in the second, the Rebellion were held hitless against USSSA starter Cat Osterman until the fourth inning when catcher Kristyn Sandberg belted a solo home run to right field to knot the game at 2-2. On the night, Osterman tossed seven innings allowing just one hit, two runs and nine strikeouts.

Osterman’s opponent, Rebellion hurler Emma Johnson was just as dominant in the circle for PA. After the two-run second, Johnson managed to pitch her way out of three situations where the Pride had runners in scoring position. She finished her seven-inning outing allowing seven hits, three walks and tossed three strikeouts.

Neither team was able to score in regulation, forcing extra innings for the second-consecutive night. With the international tiebreaker in effect, Chamberlain broke the stalemate with a 2-1, two out, two-run dinger, Chamberlain’s first career home run that would award the Pride the win. The Rebellion were unable to answer in their final hacks, awarding the game to USSSA by a 4-2 final. Haylie Wagner suffered the loss, while Jordan Taylor picked up the win.

The Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA will conclude their neutral site series tomorrow, June 27 from Clipper Magazine Stadium at 6:35 p.m. Fans can listen to all of the Rebellion play-by-play via msasports.net/broadcasts or follow along via Twitter @USSSAPride

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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.

About NPF: 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.

About USSSA: The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA.

 

2 Responses

  1. John Wyatt

    Shouldn’t Hannah Rogers get the win, and Taylor the save? The way I read the box score, Taylor didn’t enter the game until after the Pride took the lead.

  2. When we found out that the women were coming to Lancaster County to play two games, we immediately bought tickets to both games. This was our first time to see the women play in person, whether as pro’s or collegiate. We’ve been watching on TV and of course glued to the college world series tournament.

    Watching both teams battle bad calls at the plate and in the field increased the frustration for them as well as the fans. Believe me!! As the game progressed we could see how frustrated Lauren was after each bat. After all, she is just coming off a real high of breaking the home run record this year. I think taking a ball to the nose at the bottom of the 9th got her out of her head and cleared it. Good things happen by accident. Coming to bat at the top of the 10th she may have been thinking more about the nose bleed than batting. She just smoked her first hit and home run! It was gone without a doubt as we watched the lime green ball sail way over the fence. We all cheered her. I think the whole stadium could feel her relief as the team come out to congratulate her. Way to go Lauren!! Welcome to the show!!! A walk off for your first hit and home run isn’t too bad, is it??

    Thank you to all the players and both teams for coming to play for us. Please come back again and play for us!! Any of the teams are welcome.