Kristyn Sandberg Photo by Ryan Breiding Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Washington, PA (June 21, 2016) - The Pennsylvania Rebellion and the USSSA Pride played in the second game of a three game set from CONSOL Energy Park. Good pitching and timely hitting proved to be the difference as the Rebellion defeated the Pride by a score of 3-1.
The Rebellion wasted no time getting on the scoreboard when they scratched across a pair of runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. First Baseman Alisa Goler lined a double to left centerfield and it plated the game’s first run. A few batters later, Goler came around to score on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Left Fielder Lindsey Stephens. The runs snapped a two-game scoreless streak and it was 2-0 Pennsylvania.
The score would remain the same until the 4th inning when the Rebellion added to the lead. A leadoff laser home run by Catcher Kristyn Sandberg, her 3rd of the season, made it 3-0 Rebellion. For the important insurance run that solidified the victory, Sandberg earned Powerhandz Player of the Game honors.
The Pride got on the board in the 6th inning with a RBI single from Left Fielder Hallie Wilson.
The Rebellion were led to victory in the circle by Pitcher Haylie Wagner. Wagner worked her way out of a few different jams on her way to the complete game victory. The bases were loaded with the potential tying run at second in the top of the 7th when Wagner got Pride First Baseman Gionna DiSalvatore to ground one right back to the circle for the final out of the ballgame.
Wagner finished the game allowing just one run, seven hits, and striking out five.
The PA Rebellion (7-10) and the USSSA Pride (7-3) are back at it tomorrow night for the rubber match of the series in Washington, PA. The action from CONSOL Energy Park starts at 7:05pm. If you cannot make the game, you can watch online on NPFTV at profastpitch.com.
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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.
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.
About the Pennsylvania Rebellion:
The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In their third season in the league, 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. For more information about the Pennsylvania Rebellion, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724-250-9555.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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