Cat Osterman Photo Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Kissimmee, FL- August 14, 2014 - A true pitchers’ duel was on display in the first game of a four game series to end the regular season between the visiting Pennsylvania Rebellion and the USSSA Pride. And, it was the Pride that came away victorious 1-0 as Cat Osterman delivered a one-hitter against the Rebellion lineup Thursday at Osceola County Stadium.
The game, which ended in less than two hours and was played at the spring home of the Houston Astros, featured pitch for pitch as Osterman and Pennsylvania pitcher Angel Bunner battled batter for batter. Osterman fanned 13 Rebellion hitters and lost the no-hit bid when Rebellion shortstop Bianca Mejia lined a leadoff single in the seventh. On the other side of the circle, Bunner was tagged with the loss but held the first place Pride and defending NPF Champions to just one hit and one run in her four innings of work. She was relieved by Anna Miller who also dealt, allowing just two hits and kept the Pride off the scoreboard in relief.
Former USA Olympian Natasha Watley supported Osterman’s gem with a single in the top of the fourth and later scored the only run and winning tally on an Andrea Duran sacrifice fly.
The Rebellion and the Pride battle again tomorrow at 7:05 PM ET, and cap off the series Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 5:30 PM ET. Watch Live: http://usssalive.com/USSSAPride or Listen Live: http://www.msasports.net/game/rebellion-at-usssa-pride-3.
Official Box Score:Click Here
Site: CONSOL Energy Park – Kissimmee, FL
Score: Rebellion 0, Pride 1
Records: Rebellion (8-37), Pride (31-14)
Next Game: Friday, August 15th at 7:05PM ET, Pennsylvania Rebellion vs USSSA Pride at Osceola County Stadium - Kissimmee, FL
About Pennsylvania Rebellion
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
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
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. 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 and has been since 2002.