Racers Fall to Pride 8-4 in Back and Forth Thriller

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Akron, OH- July 11, 2014-With Alison Owen in the circle, the Racers held the Pride scoreless through the first three innings. The Racers took advantage of the strong pitching and took the lead early, when Ashley Thomas singled in the third inning, and was driven in on Nerissa Myers’ single. The Pride responded with three runs of their own in the fourth inning. Owen hit Kelly Kretschman with a pitch, and Kristen Sandberg reached on a fielder’s choice that allowed pinch runner Brejae Washington to advance to second. Amanda Kamekona then put the Pride on the board with a pinch hit, three run … [Read more...]

Akron Racers Fall 6-4 in Series Opener vs. USSSA Pride

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AKRON, OH – The USSSA Pride wasted little time against the Akron Racers Thursday, scoring early against starting pitcher Ivy Renfroe. The Racers’ rookie surrendered 11 hits through her seven innings of work, while the Pride’s counterpart Cat Osterman fanned double-digit batters for the eighth time this season. The Pride jumped out to an early lead in the 6-4 victory, scoring five runs off eight hits in the first two innings. Despite the early advantage, Renfroe and the Racers didn’t lay down. The rookie silenced Florida the next four innings, and the Racers rallied back to make it a … [Read more...]

Pride Split Double Header; Akron Avoids Sweep in CC

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CORPUS CHRISTI — The USSSA Pride got plenty of help from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's former player and now pitching coach in taking the first game of a softball doubleheader against Akron on Saturday. Sarah Pauly hung on and got the win in the tight 3-2 victory. Former Islanders pitcher Sarah Pauly, now A&M-CC's softball pitching coach, scattered four hits in leading the Pride to a  slim victory at Whataburger Field during the Hurricane Alley Coastal Classic. Behind Sam Marder's eighth-inning monster grand slam off former LSU pitcher Brittany Mack, Akron won the second game of the … [Read more...]

Osterman Dominates; Tosses 1 Hit Gem

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Corpus Christi, FL- Cat Osterman (1-1) pitched a gem on Friday night against the Racers in front of a crowd of 2900 in Corpus Christi. The Racers offense struggled early to get going against Osterman, while the Pride offense exploded for 7 runs on 9 hits. The Pride got out to a quick lead in the 1st. Charters would score on an RBI single by Charlotte Morgan. Krystyn Sandberg singled pushing Morgan to third and both would come in to score on a 2 RBI double by Kelsey Bruder, making it 3-0. The Pride struck again in the bottom of the 3rd, when Charlotte Morgan launched a 2 run homerun to … [Read more...]

NPF All-Stars Defeat Bulldogs, 6-1

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ATHENS, Ga. – The National Pro Fastpitch brought its 2011 Back-To-School Tour to the University of Georgia on Thursday and the All-Stars defeated the Bulldogs, 6-1, at Jack Turner Softball Stadium. In its second year, the NPF's Back-To-School Tour was making it second trip to the Classic City and in this year's meeting the All-Stars pulled out the victory with two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to improve to 11-0 on the tour. Last year, Georgia took Team NPF to extra innings before falling 9-8. In Thursday's meeting the Bulldogs tied the game 1-1 in the third and trailed by … [Read more...]