Pride Steal Series Finale vs Racers in Extras, 6-4

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AKRON, Ohio –July 10, 2015- USSSA Pride shortstop Madison Shipman's late game heroics sunk the Akron Racers in the finale of the four-game series Thursday night. Shipman drove in four RBI in her final two at-bats to lead the Pride (15-7) to a 6-4 victory in eight innings over the host Racers (13-14). Shipman (2-4, 1 Run, 4 RBI) changed the game in the top of the seventh inning with a two-run home run to left field that scored pinch runner Courtney Ceo to tie the game 4-4.  After the Racers were quietly set down by Pride closing pitcher Jordan Taylor (2-1) in the bottom of the seventh … [Read more...]

Racers Offense Powers Past Pride 8-3 in Game Two

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Akron, OH-August 8, 2014-The USSSA Florida Pride’s pitching staff has been as potent as any in the NPF this season. Friday night, the Racers’ bats stayed hot running through four Pride pitchers in the 8-3 win. The Racers took an early lead off of starter Chelsea Thomas. Nerissa Myers singled to center field in the first inning, and after Charlotte Morgan walked, Jessica Garcia singled to left field to drive in Myers. Taylor Schlopy doubled to drive in Morgan and give the Racers a two run lead. In the second inning, Ayumi Karino walked, and that was the end of Thomas’ night. Thomas … [Read more...]

Preview of Final Pride and Akron Series

Watley led the NPF in batting average in 2014 with her .403 average

By: Jami Lobpries Kissimmee, FL-Auguat 7, 2015- The USSSA Florida Pride head to Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio this week for their final 2014 regular season series versus the Akron Racers. The Pride and Racers series begins Thursday, August 7th at 7:05 PM (ET). Games two and three are set for 7:05 PM (ET) on Friday and Saturday night while Sunday's series finale is set for 2:05 PM (ET). With eight games left in the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season, the Pride (28-12) sit atop the NPF standings, four games ahead of the Chicago Bandits (24-16). In their previous series, the … [Read more...]