Pride Top Bandits in Extra Inning Thriller

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – If Monday night’s extra-inning thriller was any indication of how the four game series between the Bandits and Pride will go, NPF fans are certainly in for a treat. The first meeting in 2015 between the two rivals lasted 10 innings, with the Pride coming out on top by a score of 3-2. A RBI single from Chelsea Goodacre in the top of the 2nd inning would score Shelby Pendley to allow the Pride to take an early 1-0 lead.  GiOnna DiSalvatore would increase that lead to 2-0 with a solo shot over the right field fence in the top of the 3rd, her second homer of the … [Read more...]

Rosemont Series Preview: USSSA Pride vs Chicago Bandits

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Kissimmee, FL- The USSSA Pride continue their season this Monday, June 29th in Rosemont, IL to play their first 2015 regular season series against the Chicago Bandits. The Chicago Bandits will be hosting the Pride in a four game series at the Ballpark at Rosemont from June 29th –July 2nd. This is the sixth series of the 2015 season for the Pride and the first facing the 2015 Chicago Bandits. The Pride are coming off a three-game series played in York and Lancaster, PA against the Pennsylvania Rebellion. The Pride took games one and two of the series in extra innings.  Game three was … [Read more...]

Pride Defeat Racers 6-2

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Akron, OH- June 21st- In a very special Father’s Day match up, the USSSA Pride defeated the Akron Racers by a final score of 6-2. The Pride got on base quickly with a Natasha Watley single to center field  right out the gate followed by a Kelly Kretschman double to advance Watley to third base. Unfortunately, Watley was thrown out at home in the next hit by Megan Wiggins but the Pride took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Shelby Pendley drove in two runs with a single that snuck through the right side of the infield.  Lisa Norris minimized the damage by getting Madison Shipman to pop … [Read more...]

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...]