VIERA, FL (July 3, 2018) –The Pride battled during game two against the Eagles but sealed the deal with a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth.
Keilani Rickett started in the circle and pitched a complete game. She earned the win after she struck out nine and only allowing two hits throughout the seven innings.
Ricketts was named the Vaultz Lock It up Player of the Game for her excellence in the circle.
The pitchers battled it out until the bottom of the sixth inning when the Pride finally got one across the plate.
After a scoreless five innings for the Pride, Nicole DeWitt had the first hit of the game for the Pride and Megan Wiggins followed by getting on base.
With runners on first and third Sierra Romero stepped up to the plate and hit one hard passed the third baseman to score DeWitt and get the first RBI of the night, the score was 1-0.
Romero and Wiggins remained on base as there were no outs and Kelly Kretschman drew a walk to load the bases for Lauren Chamberlain.
Chamberlain knocks one deep left field for a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Chamberlain remained ready at the plate and blasted one over left field for a solo homerun.
USSSA Pride’s defense shut down the Eagles for the last three outs of the ball game and ending the game with the official score of 5-0.
Come out to the USSSA Space Coast Stadium Wednesday, July 4 at 6:35 P.M. EST as the Pride host the third game of the Beijing series and stay with us because after the game there will be fireworks!
Time: 1hr 30m
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004 provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.