WASHINGTON, PA – July 10, 2015 - The Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Pride squared off in a low scoring pitching duel on Friday, July 10. Pitcher Miranda Kramer made her NPF debut for the Rebellion tossing six scoreless innings with four strikeouts in a 2-1 final score loss. Cat Osterman earned the complete game victory.
Despite not recording a hit, the Rebellion (5-20) held the lead for the majority of the game. Shortstop Whitney Arion was struck by a pitch in a bases loaded situation to walk home Cheyenne Cordes in the top of the first for the 1-0 score.
Impressive pitching by Cat Osterman kept the Pride’s hope for a comeback alive, however, Osterman threw a complete game no hitter, striking out ten batters.
The Pride (16-7) completed their comeback in the bottom of the seventh inning when second baseman Shelby Pendley doubled to right center, scoring Bridgette Del Ponte and pinch runner Breja’e Washington. A scoreless seventh resulted in the 2-1 defeat.
The Rebellion look to turn things around tomorrow, July 11 when they host the Pride for a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m. from CONSOL Energy Park. Tickets can be purchased at the Rebellion front office, by calling 724-250-9555 or online at pennsylvaniarebellion.com.
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LOCATON: CONSOL Energy Park, Washington, PA.
SCORE: Rebellion 1, Pride 2
RECORDS: Rebellion (5-20), Pride (16-7)
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.
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.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted 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 name 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.