Viera, FL– August 10, 2017-The Pride are heading to The Ballpark of Rosemont to face the Chicago Bandits in the final series of the 2017 season. The three-game series begins on August 11th and concludes Sunday, August 13th.
Games one and two on August 11th and 12th are set to begin at 8:35PM (ET) and game three will finish up a little earlier with first pitch set for 4:05PM (ET). Fans can watch every Pride game all summer long on NPFTV.com.
Last night the Pride defeated the Beijing Eagles in game four of the series, 11-0, and improved to 37-9 with last night’s win. In forty-six games, the Pride offense has scored 236 runs, with 53 home runs, 217 RBI and 375 hits. The Pride pitching staff has totaled 258 strikeouts with a 1.58 ERA.
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly continues to dominate offensively leading the NPF in 5 offensive categories: hits (56), runs (31), avg. (.505), on-base percentage (.626) and slugging percentage (.784). On the season, Kretschman has totaled 12 doubles and 2 triples with 5 HR and 18 RBI.
- Shelby Pendley: Currently leads the league and USSSA in home runs (12). On the season, Shelby has 30 RBI, 35 hits, 30 runs, 4 doubles and is hitting .271.
- Chelsea Goodacre: Goodacre has 9 home runs this season, second-best on the Pride, with 29 RBI, 36 hits, 25 runs and is hitting .303.
- Sierra Romero: Currently leads the Pride in RBI (30),only four behind the league leader. On the season, Romero is batting .308 with 7 HR, 32 hits and 16 runs.
The 2017 season is winding down with only three games left of regular season before the 2017 NPF Championship Series begins August 17th. The NPF Championship Series will be hosted at Tiger Park, home of the LSU Tigers, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Get your tickets at profastpitch.com today!
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.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
USSSA is 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.