Pride fall short again, drop 8-7 loss to Scrap Yard Dawgs

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Kissimmee, FL—July 12, 2016—The USSSA Pride lost their fourth consecutive game in a loss to the Scrap Yard Dawgs. The game went to the eighth innings, when Amanda Kamekona made a throwing error that allowed Emily Crane to score and end the game. The Pride struck first as they scored two runs in the first inning to take an early lead. The runs came on a sacrifice fly from Lauren Chamberlain and a two-out double from Hallie Wilson. The lead didn’t last long, as the Dawgs shot back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two runs of their own. The league leaders showed some fight, … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Secure Series Sweep with 8-2 Win Over Chicago Bandits

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Kissimmee, FL- July 6, 2016- The USSSA Florida Pride improved to 17-3 on the season with the win over the Chicago Bandits in Rosemont, IL Wednesday night. The Bandits got on board first with an RBI single by Danielle Zymkowits in the bottom of the 2nd to put Chicago up 1-0. The Pride responded in the top of the 3rd with a Hallie Wilson leadoff infield single that brought Wiggins up to the plate with no outs. Megan Wiggins then followed suit with a two-run homer that put the Pride up 2-1. The Pride didn’t stay in the lead for long before the Bandits tied the ballgame in the bottom of … [Read more...]

Pride claw their way back to defeat the Racers

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Kissimmee, FL—June 27, 2016—It was a hard-fought game for the USSSA Pride that ended in a 5-4 win. The first game of the Michigan series was the third consecutive win against the Akron Racers and the sixth consecutive win overall. The Pride trailed the Racers for most of the game, chipping away one run at a time. They went down early after the Racers scored two runs in the top of the first inning. The Pride got the runs back in the second off a pair of hits from Amanda Kamekona and Chelsea Goodacre. Fischer got her team back in it, hitting a home run and taking the 3-2 lead for the Racers. … [Read more...]

Pride Defeat Charge Behind Four Home Runs

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Kissimmee, FL –June 15, 2016—The USSSA Pride came out on top in a hard-fought battle from the Dallas Charge on Wednesday night. The Pride won the game 7-4 behind four home runs from three Pride players. Starting pitcher Chelsea Thomas got the win with Kelsey Nunley relieving her for the save. The Charge jumped out early with a 3-0 lead in the first inning following back-to-back singles from Renada Davis and Kylee Lahners and a home run from pitcher Lauren Haeger. The Charge wouldn’t score again until the fifth inning when Taylor Gadbois tagged up on a lineout from Lahners. The Pride … [Read more...]

Hannah Rogers Throws an 8 Inning Shutout as Pride Beats Italy 2-0

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Parma, Italy-May 4, 2016-It took eight innings for the USSSA Florida Pride to beat Italia Softball 2-0 in the third game of the series. Hannah Rogers pitched eight shutout innings holding Italy to four hits while striking out seven. Amanda Kamekona’s RBI triple in the eighth inning proved to be the game winner. International tiebreaker rules were applied in the top of the eighth. Hallie Wilson started the inning at second base and was sacrificed over to third by Courtney Ceo. Two batters later Kamekona laced the first pitch she saw down the right field line to score Wilson. GiOnna … [Read more...]