Viera, FL– July 10, 2017-The USSSA Pride are heading to Kansas City for a three-game series against the Texas Charge at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
The series begins tonight, July 10th, with game one set to begin at 8:05 PM (ET). First pitch for games two and three are set for 8:05 PM (ET) on July 11th and 12th. Following game two on July 11th, the Pride will be hosting their first So You Think You Can Hit Event of the season.
Fans will have the opportunity to face a professional pitcher for a small donation of $25 to C.S. Mott Pediatric Cancer unit and have a chance to put their hitting skills to the test against a few of the best pitchers in the game.
If you can’t make it out to Kansas for the first event we will be hosting three more So You Think You Can Hit Events this season. The upcoming dates and locations are as follows:
July 20th in Viera, FL
July 26th in Akron, OH
August 4th in Viera, FL
The Pride currently stand at the top of the league with a 20-3 record. In twenty-three games, the Pride have scored 120 runs, with 24 home runs, 110 RBI and averaged a .460 slugging percentage. The Pride pitching staff has totaled 140 strikeouts and have averaged a 1.41 ERA.
While the Pride are in Kansas they will be part of the 2017 World Fastpitch Championship that takes place July 10th-16th. Learn more about the WFC at usaeliteselectwfc.com
Monday, July 10th 8:05 PM (EST)
Tuesday July 11th 8:05 PM (EST)
Wednesday, July 12th 8:05 PM (EST)
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly currently leads the league in batting average (.500), runs (18) on-base percentage (.633) and slugging percentage (.845). She leads the Pride in hits (29), runs (18) batting average (.500), on-base percentage, slugging percentage and triples (2).
- Sierra Romero: Romero currently leads the league in RBI (21) and is leading the Pride team in home runs (5), tied with Shelby Pendley, and leads the Pride in RBI. Romero is hitting .310, averaging a .431 on-base percentage with 18 hits, 11 runs scored and 4 doubles.
- Kirsti Merritt: Kirsti has the second-best batting average (.327) on the team, just behind Kelly Kretschman, with 18 hits, 10 stolen bases. Merritt also has 15 runs, a .413 on-base percentage and a .418 slugging percentage.
- Keilani Ricketts: Ricketts has struck out 38 batters and has an ERA of 1.21 with a 6-2 overall record.
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 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.