USSSA Pride to Host Racers and Bandits at Michigan

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Kissimmee, FL—June 26, 2016—The USSSA Pride will hit their next stop on the NPF College Tour this Monday night. They will stop in Ann Arbor, MI to play a three-game series at the home of the Michigan Wolverines. The Pride will face two different opponents—the Akron Racers during game one and the Chicago Bandits for games two and three. After winning four straight before the series finale on Sunday in Akron, the Pride are still at the top of the league standings. They hold a win percentage of .786, standing at 11-3. Facing the second-place Racers in a two-game series in Akron, the Pride will … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Defeat Akron Racers 4-1 in Game Two at Firestone Stadium

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Akron, OH- June 25, 2016-The USSSA Pride improved to 12-3 on the season with a 4-1 win over the Akron Racers Sunday night. Pride right fielder, Kelly Kretschman wasted no time in the first and recorded her third home run of the season to give the Pride an early 1-0 lead. In the top of the second, GiOnna DiSalvatore led-off with a hard hit single up the middle. The Racers almost turned two following a hard hit grounder by Chelsea Goodacre. DiSalvatore was thrown out at 2nd but Goodacre advanced to second on a overthrown ball at first. Kirsti Merrit then hit a blooper to center to put two … [Read more...]

Pride Slug Their Way Past the Racers

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AKRON, OH-June 25, 2016– On a night that started with the Akron Racers holding a public toast to the Cleveland Cavaliers because of their first NBA championship in franchise history, the USSSA Pride used an offensive power surge to come away with a 12-6 victory at Firestone Stadium Saturday night. After Racer First Baseman Sam Fischer (Loyola-Marymount) erased a USSSA advantage for the second time with a homerun in the bottom of the third inning, this time a two-run blast that scored centerfielder Taylor Schlopy (Georgia) to tie the game 6-6, the Pride got all the security they needed … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride to Face Akron Racers in Ohio

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Kissimmee, FL—June 24, 2016—The USSSA Pride will face their first non-Rebellion opponent since June 15 when they take on the Akron Racers for the first time this series. They will face the Racers in a two-game, two-day series this weekend (June 25 and 26). The Pride completed their final away series with the Rebellion on Friday. Following the series finale on Friday night, they played the Pennsylvania team in seven consecutive contests, and finished with a record of 5-2 against the Rebellion and a 10-3 record overall. The Pride will look to leave Akron with two more wins to add to their … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Outlast PA Rebellion in Extra Innings

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Allentown, PA-June 24, 2016- Over 3,700 fans packed Coca-Cola Park Friday night to watch the conclusion of the seventh consecutive game between the USSSA Pride and PA Rebellion. The USSSA Pride outlasted the Rebellion, 4-3, in extras to take the two-game sweep in Allentown, PA. The Pride were quick to start the scoring tonight when Shelby Pendley kicked things off in the first with a solo home run, her fourth of the season, to put the Pride up 1-0. The Rebellion immediately responded in the bottom of the first when Lexi Elkins managed a two-out RBI single following a throwing error that … [Read more...]