VIERA, FL. (July 23, 2018) – The USSSA Pride secured the win for the first game back home the Space Coast Stadium with a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Comets in the first game of the series.
After a rainy pre-game, the first game of the series was able to start on time.
The Pride started off the scoring in bottom of the second. Kirsti Merritt hit a stand up double to left field and was brought home by Shelby Pendley.
In the bottom of the fourth, Kelly Kretschman starts it off with a lead-off walk and Lauren Chamberlain hit one to shallow left field for a stand up double to move Kretschman to third.
With runners on second and third, Kirsti Merritt had a sacrifice fly to center field to score the second run of the game.
A scoreless fifth inning, in the bottom of the sixth the Pride bats woke up again as the red, white and blue scored two more runs on two solo homeruns from Megan Wiggins and Lauren Chamberlain.
The final score for the night’s game was four to zero.
Pride added to their winning streak and their overall record, reaching 34-2 with a five-game winning streak since the second loss of the season on July 13.
In the circle and getting the win for the 6-inning appearance was Jessica Burroughs. Throwing a no hitter until a shallow fly ball to left and center field in the top of the fourth.
The Vaultz Lock it up Player of the game was Jessica Burroughs for her efforts in the circle and only allowing one hit on six innings pitched.
Tuesday July 24 the Pride take on the Cleveland Comets for game two of the series at 7:05 P.M. ET at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium.
Time: 1hr 38m
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.
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.