Series Preview: USSSA Pride and Akron Racers Head Back to Firestone

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Kissimmee, FL- The USSSA Florida Pride are heading back to Firestone Stadium to take on the Akron Racers in a four game series starting on July 7th. The first two games will be played on the seventh as a double header, the first DH of the 2015 season for the Pride. The last time these two teams played, the Pride were able to secure game one of the series with a final score of 6-2. The Racers didn’t let up though and in two very close games they took the following pair of games to get the series win. Since then the Pride have completed three more series and have won six out of eight games. … [Read more...]

Pride Fall to Racers 3-2


Akron, OH-June 23, 2015- It was a steamy night in Akron, Ohio as the USSSA Pride and Akron Racers squared off for the rubber match of their three-game series before a live television audience on CBS Sports Network for the second night in a row. The Pride took game one with a 6-2 decision over the hometown team on Sunday afternoon. The Racers evened the series at 1-1 with an inspired performance over the Pride’s ace, Cat Osterman, 2-0, before a packed house at historic Firestone Stadium. The Racers’ Alison Owen and the Pride’s Chelsea Thomas took to the circle for their respective teams for … [Read more...]

Pride Defeat Racers 6-2


Akron, OH- June 21, 2015- 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 … [Read more...]

Racers Fall to Pride 8-4 in Back and Forth Thriller

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Akron, OH- July 11, 2014-With Alison Owen in the circle, the Racers held the Pride scoreless through the first three innings. The Racers took advantage of the strong pitching and took the lead early, when Ashley Thomas singled in the third inning, and was driven in on Nerissa Myers’ single. The Pride responded with three runs of their own in the fourth inning. Owen hit Kelly Kretschman with a pitch, and Kristen Sandberg reached on a fielder’s choice that allowed pinch runner Brejae Washington to advance to second. Amanda Kamekona then put the Pride on the board with a pinch hit, three run … [Read more...]

Racers Fall to the Pride 7-5


AKRON, OH – July 6, 2013 – The Racers fell 7-5 to the USSSA Pride in game three of a four game series. After traveling to Maumee, Ohio for the July 5 match-up where they fell (1-0) against the Pride, the Racers returned to their home turf hungry for a win. Brittany Mack pitched 2.0 innings and kept the Pride restrained, only giving up one hit in the first inning. Both teams went scoreless until the second inning. The Racers defensive work inhibited the Pride from scoring. Tess Sito shifted the score in favor of the Racers. Sito singled sending Aja Paculba home for the first run of the … [Read more...]