Pride end regular season with a win

August-12-Pride

Kissimmee, FL—August 12, 2016—The USSSA Pride ended their regular season in the same way they started it: with a win. In their final game of the regular season, the Pride defeated the Akron Racers in a tight contest that ended in a score of 4-3.  The scoring started in the third inning. The Racers jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a double from Sami Fagan. That double scored leadoff batter Taylor Schlopy and AJ Andrews, who was hit by a pitch in the second plate appearance of the inning. The Pride showed fight in the fourth. The first two batters put themselves on base by way of an … [Read more...]

Team effort gets the win for the Pride

August-10-Pride

Kissimmee, FL—August 10—The USSSA Pride continued to display their seemingly insurmountable power on Wednesday night against the Akron Racers. Facing the Racers at the University of Notre Dame, the Pride won their 36th game of the regular season.  In the first inning cleanup hitter Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run, giving the Pride a two-run lead and setting the mood for the game. Fast forward to the second inning, Pride veteran Kelly Kretschman hit a two-run homer of her own to make the score 4-0. It stayed that way until the sixth inning. Starting pitcher Chelsea Thomas seemed … [Read more...]

Goodacre leads Pride to 7-3 win

August-8-Pride

Kissimmee, FL—August 8, 2016—Chelsea Goodacre was unstoppable in the USSSA Pride’s final regular season series opener of 2016. Goodacre went 3-3 with three home runs off of three different Akron pitchers. Of her team’s seven runs, Goodacre scored three of them and brought in five. Things started off hot in the first inning. After putting herself on with a walk, Megan Wiggins was thrown out stealing during Kelly Kretschman’s at-bat. Kretschman then picked up a base hit in front of Shelby Pendley, who then hit a two-run home run to give the Pride a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The first … [Read more...]

Pride lose series finale to Chicago Bandits in 12

Shelby Pendley drives the pitch against the Chicago Bandits

Kissimmee, FL—August 5, 2016—The USSSA Pride and the Chicago Bandits faced off in a game for the ages, going deep into extra innings in the Bandits’ final home game of the regular season. The Bandits finally won in the 12th inning when Megan Blank hit a walk-off home run to score two and win the game 4-3. After the Pride dropped an avalanche of 13 hits on the Bandits in game two, there were 15 combined hits in tonight’s contest. The first inning was as good an omen as any that the Pride’s final game against the Bandits would be a long one. The Bandits scored two runs in the first inning all … [Read more...]

Pride even series with 6-3 win against Bandits

Kelly Kretschman is all smiles as she prepares for the next pitch

Kissimmee, FL—August 4, 2016—The USSSA Pride made one of their strongest offensive showings of the season tonight as they unleashed an onslaught of 13 hits in their 6-3 win over the Chicago Bandits. With the victory, the Pride picked up their 33rd win of the season and clinched the regular season title for the third straight year. Kelly Kretschman gave multiple reasons to consider her for repeat Player of the Year honors. The veteran, batting .453 for the season, flexed some serious muscle tonight as she went 3-3 with two doubles and a home run to rack up five RBI. The Pride smacked … [Read more...]