Photo by Rachel Goosens
Kissimmee, FL - June 29, 2013 - The USSSA Pride (11-5) shutout the NY NJ Comets (2-14) in both games on Saturday, both games ending in a 7-0 score at Osceola Co Stadium in Kissimmee, FL.
Caitlin Lowe started the scoring for the Pride in the first inning, scoring on a bases loaded single by Andrea Duran making it 1-0 at the end of the first.
Nikia Williams would at to the lead in the fourth, hitting her first career NPF home run, giving the Pride a 2-0 lead. Kristyn Sandberg also homered for the Pride later in the fifth to extend the Pride lead to 4-0.
Jordan Taylor (2-1) would lead the Pride, beating the Racers and striking out 10 batters in a complete game shutout. Taylor earned her second win of the year.
Taryne Mowatt got the loss for the Comets, dropping to 0-4 on the year.
The USSSA Pride scored three runs in the fourth on an RBI triple by Natasha Watley, a wild pitch, and an RBI single by Kristyn Sandberg.
Watley led the USSSA Pride’s offensive threat, as she got on base three times in the game. She scored two runs and had one RBI.
Cat Osterman (6-1) handled the NY NJ Comets’ lineup with ease, racking up 10 strikeouts improving to 6-1. The USSSA Pride’s pitcher gave up just two hits over five shutout innings.
Angel Bunner was charged with her third loss of the year. She lasted just two innings, walked one, struck out none, and allowed two runs.
The USSSA Pride will travel to Akron on the 4th of July for a four game series, so tune into USSSAPride.com and watch live!
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.
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 News!