USSSA Pride Head to Rosemont, IL to Face Chicago Bandits

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Kissimmee, FL—July 5, 2016—Following a five-day break, the USSSA Pride return to action tonight Tuesday, July 5. They will once again take on the Chicago Bandits after defeating them twice at Michigan before the break. They will face the Bandits in a two-game series in Rosemont, IL before they head to San Diego where they will face the Dallas Charge in Torero territory. This series comes following three wins at Michigan: one against the Akron Racers and two against the Bandits. With those three wins last week, the Pride picked up their fifteenth win, their eighth consecutive, and improved … [Read more...]

Abbott Gem Renders Pride Scoreless

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ROSEMONT, Ill.- July 2, 2015 - Two nights ago, it was Cat Osterman who turned in a terrific performance in the circle for the Pride. Last night, it was Monica Abbott’s turn to deliver a gem for the Chicago Bandits. The Bandits ace tossed a complete game, three-hit shutout in a 7-0 victory, giving the Pride their first loss of the series. Keilani Ricketts, now 2-1, was charged with the loss after pitching the first four innings of the game.  Hannah Rogers would only see a portion of the 5th inning before Andi Williamson threw the final 1.2 innings in relief. Abbott, now 4-1, was dominant … [Read more...]

Pride Comeback Falls Short as Bandits Win Make-up Game 7-5

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-August 3rd, 2014 –The USSSA Florida Pride scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough as the Chicago Bandits beat the Pride 7-5 at The Ballpark at Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. Game two of Sunday's doubleheader served as the make-up game from the Kissimmee series when the Pride and Bandits were rained out. With the Pride batting as the home team due to the makeup game, they once again took an early 1-0 lead off a Madison Shipman single that scored pinch runner Breja'e Washington. The Bandits capitalized on a Pride error and a couple hits to take a 3-1 … [Read more...]

Pride Beat Bandits 4-3 in Extra Inning Thriller

Osterman earned her 14th victory of the season throwing 6 innings in relief. Photo by Nicole Meinert

ROSEMONT, Ill.-August 3, 2014–It took 10 innings and an international tie breaker (ITB) for the USSSA Florida Pride to defeat the Chicago Bandits 4-3 at The Ballpark at Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. Cat Osterman, who came into the game in the fifth inning to relieve starter Chelsea Thomas, picked up her 14th win of the season. A sacrifice fly by Kristyn Sandberg in the 10th served as the game winner. The Pride struck first as Kelly Kretschman recorded the game’s first hit, bringing Sandberg to the plate. She would reach on an error allowing Kretschman to round home for the 1-0 lead. The Bandits … [Read more...]

Bandits Take Game 3 After a Shutout by Gascoigne

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ROSEMONT, Ill.--August 2, 2014--After suffering a shutout loss to Cat Osterman on Friday night, the Chicago Bandits and Michelle Gascoigne shutout the Pride 4-0 at The Ballpark of Rosemont. Gascoigne held the USSSA Florida Pride offense to five hits on the day, all singles. A total of 1723 were on-hand to witness game three between the Pride and Bandits. Amber Patton opened up the hitting with a double to start the second, bringing Brittany Cervantes to the plate who blasted her ninth homerun of the season over the center field wall to give the Bandits an early 2-0 lead. With the homerun, … [Read more...]