Viera, FL– July 13, 2017-With a few road games behind them the Pride are back home IN Viera tomorrow night. This Friday, July 14th, the Pride will be hosting the Akron Racers in game one of the series with first pitch set for 7:05 PM (ET). July 15th and 16th USSSA Space Coast Stadium will be hosting two doubleheaders. The first double header will kick off on Saturday, July 15th, featuring the Akron Racers and the Beijing Eagles at 5:05 PM (ET) followed by game two featuring the USSSA Pride and the Beijing Eagles at 8:05 PM (ET).
The series concludes on July 16th with a second double header featuring the Akron Racers and the Beijing Eagles in game one set for a 5:05 PM (ET) followed by game two featuring the USSSA Pride and the Akron Racers with first pitch set for 8:05 PM (ET). All games will be played at USSSA Space Coast Stadium located at 5800 Stadium Parkway Melbourne, FL 32940.
The Pride currently stand at the top of the league with a 20-6 record. In twenty-six games, the Pride have scored 127 runs, with 25 home runs, 115 RBI and averaged a .450 slugging percentage. The Pride pitching staff has totaled 161 strikeouts and have averaged a 1.77 ERA.
Fans can watch every Pride game all summer long on NPF-TV.com.
Friday, July 14th 7:05 PM (EST) AKR VS BE
Saturday, July 15th 5:05 PM (EST) AKR VS BE
Saturday, July 15th 8:05 PM (EST) USSSA VS BE
Sunday, July 16th 5:05 PM (EST) AKR VS BE
Sunday, July 16th 8:05 PM (EST) AKR VS USSSA
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly currently leads the league in batting average (.500), runs (19) on-base percentage (.628) and slugging percentage (.859). She leads the Pride in hits (32), runs (19) batting average (.500), slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
- Sierra Romero: Is leading the Pride team in home runs (5), tied with Shelby Pendley, and leads the Pride and the NPF in RBI (21). She currently has 20 hits on the season, hitting .303 with 12 runs and a.413 on-base percentage.
- Chelsea Goodacre: Has four home-runs on the season with 20 hits, 17 RBI, 15 runs scored and is hitting .282 with a .301 on-base percentage.
- Jordan Taylor: Jordan leads the league in ERA (.686) and has 7 saves with 17 strikeouts in only 10.2 innings pitched this season.
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.
USSSA is headquartered in Brevard County, Florida. USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA