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...]

Sports Talk Florida: Eric Lopez Interviews Keilani Ricketts

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By Eric Lopez  – @EricLopezELO Producer,Host On this edition of ELOOnline, Eric Lopez talks to Keilani Ricketts about pitching in the NPF with the USSSA Pride  fresh off winning a national title with the Oklahoma Sooners at the Women’s College World Series. Why you should listen :  Keilani Ricketts  just finished off one of the greatest college softball careers any player has ever had. Ricketts reflected on her career at Oklahoma where  she  ended up  being a two-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year,  2013 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year  and 2012 Big 12 Player of the … [Read more...]

Pride Shut Out Comets in Double Header, Ricketts Earns First Win

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KISSIMMEE, FL – It was another great night of softball at Osceola County Stadium Saturday night as the USSSA Pride won both games of a double header against the NY/NJ Comets, sweeping the four-game series. Game one was an offensive explosion with USSSA scoring 11 runs on seven hits, including a grand slam from Kristyn Sandberg, and game two found rookie Keilani Ricketts earning her first ever NPF win. Game 1 Pride: 11 Comets: 0 The Pride came out swinging, quite literally, in the third inning against NY/NJ starter Lindsey Richardson (1-3), who would face off against USSSA’s Jordan … [Read more...]