USSSA Pride End Italia Series With Walk-off Win

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Bussolengo, Italy-May 5, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride end their four game series with Italia in walk-off fashion with Lindsay Ziegenhirt’s two-run single in the seventh. Italian pitchers held a perfect game going into the seventh until Shelby Pendley led off with a triple to left. GiOnna DiSalvatore followed with a RBI single to left field. A Lauren Chamberlain single and fielding error by Italia set the stage for Ziegenhirt who laced a line drive to left. The Pride hitters were kept off balance in the first six innings as the Italia pitching staff struck out four and sat down the first 18 … [Read more...]

Hannah Rogers Throws an 8 Inning Shutout as Pride Beats Italy 2-0

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Parma, Italy-May 4, 2016-It took eight innings for the USSSA Florida Pride to beat Italia Softball 2-0 in the third game of the series. Hannah Rogers pitched eight shutout innings holding Italy to four hits while striking out seven. Amanda Kamekona’s RBI triple in the eighth inning proved to be the game winner. International tiebreaker rules were applied in the top of the eighth. Hallie Wilson started the inning at second base and was sacrificed over to third by Courtney Ceo. Two batters later Kamekona laced the first pitch she saw down the right field line to score Wilson. GiOnna … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride and Italia Softball Tie in Weather Shortened Game

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Parma, Italy-May 4, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride and Italia Softball ended game two in a 3-3 tie after weather forced the game to end in the fifth inning. Both teams scored two runs in the first inning and one in the third and fourth. Lightning forced the game to suspend and eventually be called in the bottom of the fifth. Italia, the designated visiting team, scored two runs in the top of the first to take an early 2-0 lead. Leadoff hitter Francesca Concina led off with single off Andi Williamson and moved to second on a sac bunt. One batter later she scored off a single up the middle by … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Win Game 1 Against Italia Softball

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Montegranaro, Italy-May 3, 2016-A four run seventh inning was the difference maker in the USSSA Florida Pride’s 4-1 victory over Italia Softball on Monday. The Pride took game one of a four game series with the Italian National Team at Diamante Verde in Montegranaro, Italy. Amanda Kamekona’s RBI single and GiOnna DiSalvatore’s two-run homerun all came with two outs in the seventh. Hannah Rogers started in the circle for the Pride and held Italia scoreless through four innings. In the bottom of the fifth, Giuila Longhi led off with a solo homerun off Andi Williamson who had entered in relief … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride To Face Italian National Team in 4-Game Exhibition Series

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Kissimmee, FL- March 4, 2016-USSSA is excited to announce that the Pride will be back in Italy this May. The Pride will arrive in Rome, Italy on May 1st to participate in a four-game exhibition series against the Italian Women’s National Team while also running a few coaching clinics in the process. USSSA has continuously strengthened their presence internationally on the baseball side, making its mark in the European baseball market and USSSA Fastpitch has been following suit to strengthen its own international ties. Last August, USSSA sent six Pride players overseas to share their … [Read more...]