USSSA Pride Move On to Final Series

Jolene Henderson Photo by Bill Diehm Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Tuscaloosa, AL-August 21, 2016 – Whatever chance the Akron Racers had of knocking off the top-seeded USSSA Pride in the semifinal round of the NPF Championship Series dissipated in a long sixth inning Sunday at Rhoads Stadium. A quartet of Akron pitchers threw a total of 56 pitches in the inning as the Pride batted around in a revolving-door attack to score four runs on the way to a 6-2 victory. USSSA Pride (39-13) eliminated Akron and advanced to the best-of-three championship round. The Pride defeated the Racers 3-0 on Friday in their first semifinal meeting. Winning pitcher Jolene … [Read more...]

Ricketts and Pride Shut Out Racers for 1-0 Series Lead

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Tuscaloosa, AL-August 19, 2016 – Following a one-hour rain delay that postponed the start of tonight’s game at Rhoads Stadium between the top-seeded USSSA Pride and the Akron Racers, the two teams cruised through a pitchers’ duel with a three-run home run by Lauren Chamberlain accounting for the entire offensive output in a 3-0 shutout victory by the Pride. USSSA (38-13) starter Keilani Ricketts (7-5) battled out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the first before former Oklahoma teammate Lauren Chamberlain added some run support in the bottom half of the inning with a three-run homer, her … [Read more...]

Pride end regular season with a win

August-12-Pride

Kissimmee, FL—August 12, 2016—The USSSA Pride ended their regular season in the same way they started it: with a win. In their final game of the regular season, the Pride defeated the Akron Racers in a tight contest that ended in a score of 4-3.  The scoring started in the third inning. The Racers jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a double from Sami Fagan. That double scored leadoff batter Taylor Schlopy and AJ Andrews, who was hit by a pitch in the second plate appearance of the inning. The Pride showed fight in the fourth. The first two batters put themselves on base by way of an … [Read more...]

Team effort gets the win for the Pride

August-10-Pride

Kissimmee, FL—August 10—The USSSA Pride continued to display their seemingly insurmountable power on Wednesday night against the Akron Racers. Facing the Racers at the University of Notre Dame, the Pride won their 36th game of the regular season.  In the first inning cleanup hitter Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run, giving the Pride a two-run lead and setting the mood for the game. Fast forward to the second inning, Pride veteran Kelly Kretschman hit a two-run homer of her own to make the score 4-0. It stayed that way until the sixth inning. Starting pitcher Chelsea Thomas seemed … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Take Game Two Against the Akron Racers, 3-0

Keilani Ricketts Photo by Allie Martinez Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Kissimmee, FL- August 9th-The USSSA Florida took game two against the Akron Racers with a 3-0 final Tuesday night. The game was called after five official innings due to lightning and rain in the area before the sixth inning could be completed and the four runs the Pride added in the top of the sixth were not recorded. Hallie Wilson led the Pride offensive going 3-for-3 on the night with one run scored. The scoring started in the top of the second for the Pride. Lauren Chamberlain led off the offense drawing the walk, followed with a single by Hallie Wilson to put two on for Keilani who … [Read more...]