Team effort gets the win for the Pride

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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...]

Pride drop second straight shut-out in 3-0 loss

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Kissimmee, FL—August 3, 2016—The USSSA Pride dropped their second game in a row as they lost their series opener to the Chicago Bandits. Starting Pride pitcher Chelsea Thomas got the loss in the 3-0 decision while the Bandits starter Lacey Waldrop picked up the win. The Bandits put a runner on the bases in every inning, giving them plenty of opportunities to score runs. Errors were costly for the Pride in this contest. The first run of the game was scored in the third when Jill Barrett—who reached base on a throwing error by third baseman Kelsey Stewart—scored on a deep single to left field … [Read more...]

Pride defeat Scrap Yard Dawgs in 3-1 decision

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Kissimmee, FL—August 1, 2016—The Pride started the month of August off with a win as they beat the Scrap Yard Dawgs 3-1. The Pride picked up their 32nd win of the season and widened the gap between them and the league’s second place team. The Dawgs struck first, scoring one in the top of the first. It looked as though the Pride might play an ugly game, starting things off by allowing an error, an infield single and a walk to load the bases. The run came in after former Pride player Madison Shipman hit a soft ground ball to short stop Shelby Pendley and forced her to take the out at third, … [Read more...]

Pride take series with walk off vs Akron

Kelly Kretschman starts her run as she takes a look at her hit

Kissimmee, FL—July 25, 2016—It seemed like the series finale between the USSSA Pride and the Akron Racers might go all night. The contest ended in the eighth inning when Kelly Kretschman sent a walk-off home run deep over the center field fence to make the score 5-2 and carry the Pride to their 25th win of the season. The Racers struck early and fast, scoring two runs on three consecutive base hits in the first inning. The Pride struck back with a messy but effective half-inning, scoring two runs on two base hits and two errors. Lauren Chamberlain (3-2) knocked in the first run. The second … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Split First Two Games Against Chicago

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Kissimmee, FL—July 17, 2016—The USSSA Pride took game one against the Chicago Bandits out here at ESPN Wide World of Sports with a 6–1 final score. With the win the Pride improved to 20-7 and continue to lead the NPF standings. Megan Wiggins kicked off the game with a lead off double that quickly put two on following a Kretschman walk. Sierra Romero then grounded out to into a double play that left Kretschman on second. Following a wild pitch, Kelly Kretschman advanced to third. Shelby Pendley then drew the walk that put two on with two outs as Hallie Wilson stepped into the box. Hallie … [Read more...]