Kissimmee, FL- August 9th-The USSSA Florida took game two against the Akron Racers with a 3-0 final Tuesday night. The game was called after five official innings due to lightning and rain in the area before the sixth inning could be completed and the four runs the Pride added in the top of the sixth were not recorded. Hallie Wilson led the Pride offensive going 3-for-3 on the night with one run scored.
The scoring started in the top of the second for the Pride. Lauren Chamberlain led off the offense drawing the walk, followed with a single by Hallie Wilson to put two on for Keilani who drew the second walk of the inning to load the bases for Kelsey Stewart. With no outs, Stewart doubled to left center to bring in 2RBI and give the Pride an early 2-0 lead.
Kretschman then led off the top of the 3rd drawing a lead-off walk. With two outs, Hallie Wilson added her second single of the night to place two runners on for Keilani Ricketts who singled to center field to score Kretschman from second for a 3-0 final.
Starting pitcher Keilani Ricketts tossed four innings, faced 15 batters, kept the Racers to one hit and struck out five hitters on the night to earn the win.
The Pride continues the series tomorrow night at the University of Notre Dame at 7PM. Fans can purchase tickets at the gate for the final stop of the NPF College Tour or watch on NPFTV.
USSSA Pride: 3
Akron Racers: 0
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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 USSSA: The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola 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.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF): National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball