Viera, FL– July 16, 2017-After sweeping the Akron Racers and Beijing Eagles in three games, The Pride head to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports for a quick one-game series against the Eagles. First pitch is set for 7:05 (ET) on Monday, July 17th. The Pride will be in town as part of the USSSA Road to Orlando Opening Ceremony that will take place right before the game.
The Pride currently stand at the top of the league with a 23-6 record. In twenty-nine games, the Pride have scored 146 runs, with 27 home runs, and 134 RBI. The Pride pitching staff has combined for 178 strikeouts while only issuing 45 walks and averaging a 1.69 ERA.
Fans can watch every Pride game all summer long on NPF-TV.com.
Monday, July 17th 7:05 PM (EST) BE VS USSSA
Tickets will be available at the ESPN box office
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly currently leads the league in batting average (.486), on-base percentage (.625) and slugging percentage (.829). She leads the Pride in hits (34), runs (21) batting average (.486), slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
- Sierra Romero: Is leading the Pride team in RBI (21) and has 5 home runs on the season. She currently has 21 hits on the season, hitting .300 with 12 runs and a .419 on-base percentage.
- Shelby Pendley: Currently leads the Pride in HR with six and has combined for 15 RBI, 18 hits, 16 runs and 3 doubles.
- Jordan Taylor: Jordan leads the league in ERA (.625) and has 8 saves with 18 strikeouts in only 11.2 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