Corpus Christi, FL- Cat Osterman (1-1) pitched a gem on Friday night against the Racers in front of a crowd of 2900 in Corpus Christi. The Racers offense struggled early to get going against Osterman, while the Pride offense exploded for 7 runs on 9 hits.
The Pride got out to a quick lead in the 1st. Charters would score on an RBI single by Charlotte Morgan. Krystyn Sandberg singled pushing Morgan to third and both would come in to score on a 2 RBI double by Kelsey Bruder, making it 3-0.
The Pride struck again in the bottom of the 3rd, when Charlotte Morgan launched a 2 run homerun to left field, scoring Francesca Enea who singled previously. Sandberg would get on once again with a single and be brought immediately in to score on a one out 2 run homerun by Andrea Duran, making it 7-0 Pride through 3 innings.
The Akron Racers would go on to score only one against Cat Osterman and the Pride.
Osterman would give up a solo homerun to Sam Marder in the top of the 4th, making it 7-1.
Osterman (1-1) dominated the Racers in the circle for her first win of the 2012 season, striking out 10 and walking one in a 1 hit complete game performance. Lisa Norris (1-1) would get knocked around, giving up 7 runs in 3 innings.
Racers and Pride will continue their series at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX on Saturday with a double header starting at 5:35pm. Go to the Profastpitch Schedule to watch the game live.
About National Pro Fastpitch: 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.