Pride sweep Charge in double header

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Kissimmee, FL- July 28, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride took both games of a double header against the Dallas Charge on Thursday night. Game one ended with a final score of 2-0, while game two was decided by a score of 6-4. With the wins the Pride improved to 27-10 on the season. Game one was close until the fourth. Powerhandz player of the game Sierra Romero (2-for-3) secured the win with a timely two-run bomb that gave the Pride a 2-0 lead. The Pride line-up totaled six hits in game one and committed no errors for their 26th win of the season. Starting pitcher, Jolene Henderson tossed … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Take the Series Lead with a 12-3 Win Over the Akron Racers

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Kissimmee, FL- July 23, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride took game two against the Akron Racers with a final score of 12-3 Sunday night. With the win the Pride improved to 23-10 on the season. Once again, the Pride began the scoring early with four runs in the first. Powerhandz player of the game Kelly Kretschman brought in run number one of the night with a double to left center that scored Wiggins following a lead off single by the Pride center fielder. Hallie Wilson then doubled to bring in Kretschman from third to give the Pride a 2-0 lead. Lauren Chamberlain then stepped up to the plate and … [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...]

Pride slug past Bandits 13-10 in extras

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Kissimmee, FL—July 5, 2016—Home runs worked as bookend for the Pride as they slugged their way to a 13-10 victory in Rosemont, IL against the Chicago Bandits. The Pride scored runs in bulk, collecting two or more runs in all but one inning in which they scored. Sierra Romero (2-5, 3 RBI) got things started in the first inning with a three-run blast over the left field fence. Megan Wiggins and Missy Taukeiaho also went long, leading the Pride to 13 runs on 17 hits. The victory was a group effort, as seven members of the Pride roster had at least one RBI. The game felt like a tight … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Defeat Akron Racers 4-1 in Game Two at Firestone Stadium

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Akron, OH- June 25, 2016-The USSSA Pride improved to 12-3 on the season with a 4-1 win over the Akron Racers Sunday night. Pride right fielder, Kelly Kretschman wasted no time in the first and recorded her third home run of the season to give the Pride an early 1-0 lead. In the top of the second, GiOnna DiSalvatore led-off with a hard hit single up the middle. The Racers almost turned two following a hard hit grounder by Chelsea Goodacre. DiSalvatore was thrown out at 2nd but Goodacre advanced to second on a overthrown ball at first. Kirsti Merrit then hit a blooper to center to put two … [Read more...]