WASHINGTON, PA – July 12, 2015 — For the third time in this weekend, the Pennsylvania Rebellion were unable to record a run against the visiting USSSA Pride, falling by a final score of 3-0. Hannah Rogers picked up the win in the circle on the afternoon, while Haylie Wagner suffered the loss.
After a solo home run from catcher Chelsea Goodacre gave the Pride the early advantage, USSSA added their final two runs in the top of the fourth. A sacrifice fly from Amanda Kamekona followed by an RBI single from first baseman GiOnna DiSalvatore put the Rebellion behind by a margin of three.
Pennsylvania looked to respond in the bottom half of the inning when first baseman Alisa Goler and catcher Kristyn Sandberg recorded back-to-back singles. Third baseman Brittney Lindley added another base hit later in the at bat to loaded the bases, but Rogers was able to work out of the jam and keep the deficit at three runs. Lindley led all Rebellion batters at the plate, going 2-3 with two singles.
The Pride threatened to add to their lead in the top of the sixth when Goodacre sent a fly ball to deep right field, but Rebellion right fielder Alexa Peterson was able to make the impressive catch and rob Goodacre of her second solo shot of the night.
Despite a two-out single from shortstop Whitney Arion and a double from second baseman Haruna Sakamoto, the Rebellion were unable to score in the seventh, securing the Sunday afternoon loss.
The Rebellion will stay at CONSOL Energy Park to host the Dallas Charge in their inaugural trip to Washington beginning Monday, July 13. First pitch from game one of the four-game series is set for 7:05 p.m. For tickets, please visit the Rebellion front office, call 724-250-9555 or visit pennsylvaniarebellion.com.
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE LINK: http://ow.ly/PvHsM
LOCATON: CONSOL Energy Park, Washington, PA.
SCORE: Rebellion 0, Pride 3
RECORDS: Rebellion (5-23), Pride (19-7)
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.