Washington, PA- July 7, 2014 – Pennsylvania Rebellion pitcher Sarah Pauly thrived in the national spotlight at CONSOL Energy Park Monday as the former NPF Pitcher of the Year tossed a complete game in the Rebellion’s 1-0 win over the USSSA Pride.
Pauly walked away with her third win of the season as Keilani Ricketts was tagged with the loss. The veteran hurled seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits on 78 total pitches, 55 of which were strikes. Ten of Pauly’s outs came in the air as she had just one free pass on the evening. Her effectiveness in the circle also earned her 20 first pitch strikes against 25 batters.
Defensively, the Rebellion also shined as two outstanding putouts at the plate by outfielders Samie Garcia and Mandy Ogle kept the defending NPF champions off the board.
The Pennsylvania offense scored their lone run during the fourth inning as Sarah Prezioso advanced Angeline Quiocho home on a one-out double down the right field line. Garcia, Jenn Salling and Bianca Mejia also assembled a hit each for the Rebellion.
The Rebellion and the Pride finish the four-game set tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. as Pennsylvania looks to even the series. For tickets, call (724) 250-9555, visit the box office, or order online at www.rebellionprosoftball.com.
Tuesday’s game will also be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. For Comcast subscribers, the games can be seen on Channel 274, 288 or 844 (HD). The programming can also be found on channels 274, 288, 221 and 854, 221 (HD) on Direct TV. Additionally, on Direct TV, 158 (HD) on the DISH Network and channels 94 and 594 (HD) on Verizon Fios.
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