Montalvo’s Walkoff Homerun Beats the Pride 4-2

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Akron, OH-August 7, 2014-Starting pitcher Lisa Norris held the potent USSSA Florida Pride lineup to two runs in seven innings and Kelley Montalvo delivered a walkoff two-run home run to propel the Racers to a 4-2 win on Thursday night at Firestone Stadium in Akron, OH. Taylor Schlopy led off the bottom of the 7th inning with a double and the Pride removed starting pitcher Keilani Ricketts in favor of Jordan Taylor. After Taylor struck out pinch-hitter Brianna Cherry, Montalvo delivered her game-winning homerun to center field. With the win, the Racers improved their home record at … [Read more...]

Racers Edge the Pride 3-2 in Series Finale

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Kissimmee, FL-July 26, 2014- The Akron Racers edge the USSSA Florida Pride Saturday night with a 3-2 victory at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex in Kissimmee, FL. A three-run third inning was the difference maker as the Racers avoided the sweep and ended the Pride's six-game win streak. Akron took a 3-0 lead in the third with four hits. Briana Cherry led off the third with a single and Ayumi Karino followed with a single to left field two batters later. Nerissa Myers then hit a two-run single up the middle to score Cherry and Karino. With two-outs, Jessica Garcia hit a RBI single to right … [Read more...]

Pride Use a 4 Run 5th Inning to Beat the Bandits 4-0

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Kissimmee, FL-July 22, 2014- After going hitless through the first four innings, the USSSA Florida Pride offense erupted for four unearned runs in the fifth to beat the Chicago Bandits 4-0 at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex in Kissimmee, FL. Former Oklahoma Sooner teammates Keilani Ricketts and Michelle Gascoigne squared off in a pitchers’ duel in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader.  "I knew it was going to be a challenge going up against Michelle and she threw a great game but at the same time I'm glad my teammates were able to get the win for us. This is the first time we've faced off in … [Read more...]

Kelly Kretschman’s Walk-Off Single Beats the Bandits 2-1

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Kissimmee, FL-July 18, 2014-In walk-off fashion, Kelly Kretschman hit a two-out, two-run single up the middle to lead the USSSA Florida Pride past the Chicago Bandits Saturday night at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex. A packed house full of USSSA Fast Pitch World Series teams watched the pitchers’ duel turned dramatic walk-off win. The Bandits took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the seventh thanks to a Kristen Butler solo homerun to right center. Bandit pitcher Monica Abbott had a no-hitter until center fielder Caitlin Lowe singled to lead off the seventh. Brigette Del Ponte entered to … [Read more...]

Pauly Pitches Perfect in 1-0 Victory Over the USSSA Pride

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Washington, PA- July 7, 2014 - Pennsylvania Rebellion pitcher Sarah Pauly thrived in the national spotlight at CONSOL Energy Park Monday as the former NPF Pitcher of the Year tossed a complete game in the Rebellion’s 1-0 win over the USSSA Pride. Pauly walked away with her third win of the season as Keilani Ricketts was tagged with the loss. The veteran hurled seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits on 78 total pitches, 55 of which were strikes. Ten of Pauly’s outs came in the air as she had just one free pass on the evening. Her effectiveness in the circle also earned her 20 first … [Read more...]