San Marcos -June 20, 2017— The USSSA Pride completed a two-game sweep of the Charge Tuesday night by tallying a lopsided 16-2 victory at Bobcat Softball Stadium in San Marcos.
Based in Viera, Florida, the Pride tallied five runs over the first two frames and then exploded for seven more in the third to seize a commanding 12-0 lead.
Kylee Lahners put Texas (7-6) on the board with an RBI single in the bottom of the third, and Lauren Haeger belted a solo home run one inning later.
USSSA was the first team this season to score an earned run against the Charge’s Brittany Mack-Oakes. The right-hander from LSU took the defeat after allowing five runs on five hits in one inning of work.
The Pride’s Lauren Chamberlain — the NCAA Division I all-time home run leader — was locked in from the plate all night long, finishing 2 for 2 with a home run, a double and six RBIs. Teammate Shelby Pendley was 3 for 4 with four RBIs.
Chelsea Goodacre and Kirsti Merritt also notched home runs for USSSA in its triumph.
Texas reliever Coley Ries held the Pride scoreless over the final four frames and only surrendered one hit. USSSA’s Keilani Ricketts got the win from the pitcher’s circle.
Texas is scheduled to have two off days before continuing its current homestand with a three-game series against the Chicago Bandits. The opener is set for 7:05 p.m. Friday at Bobcat Softball Stadium.
Game Time: 2:41
Vaultz® Lock it Up! ® Player of the Game:
Lauren Chamberlain (USSSA Pride)
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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