NPF Diamonds 6, USSSA Pride 3
Miami, FL- The USSSA Pride ended up playing a double header Sunday, as the Diamonds snapped a 7 age losing streak against the Pride in a contest that was resumed from a last Thursday game that started in Daytona and ended here in Miami at Florida International University.
With the win, the Pride are now 5-6 in the standings and the NPF Diamonds are now 4-7 on the young season. It was a game that started with Danielle Lawrie on the mound for the Pride and Morgan Melloh on the mound for the Diamonds.
The USSSA Pride started off the game scoring three runs inn the 1st inning. After a quick two outs to the first two batters, Jessica Mendoza singled, and a double by Charlotte Morgan shortly followed. The next batter would be Samantha Findlay who singled to left scoring Mendoza. Francesca Enea would come to the plate, and would advance on an unusual dropped third strike, the ball would be overthrown and both Morgan and Enea would come in to score.
The top of the second would be just as successful for the Diamonds. After two singles by Megan Gibson and Angela Findlay, Loryn Johnson would come to the plate and drive the ball to deep left center for a three run home run to tie the game at 3-3.
The game would remian 3-3 until the top of the 6th, as Megan Gibson would come in to score on a Brittany McKinney single, making it 4-3 Diamonds.
The Diamonds continued to pad their lead in the 7th, as Jessica Bachkora would hit a solo home run to right field. Angela Findlay hit a ball to Natasha Watley that should have been safely thrown to first for the third out, but an error by Watley would leave Findlay safe at first and Biannca Mejia safely scoring at home.
The NPF Diamonds would go on to win the first game 6-3. Morgan Melloh would go on to earn her third win of the season, leaving her record for the season at 3-2. She would give up one earned run, while striking out six. Sarah Pauly would go on to take the loss, leaving her season record at 1-2.
The next Pride game will take place right after this game at 7:05. Come out and support your favorite NPF team!
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.
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.
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 News!