Cleveland, OH (July 10, 2019)—The Cleveland Comets fell short of the USSSA Pride with a 5-1 loss on Wednesday night.
The Pride took game two of the series, earning a 1-1 split behind an impressive pitching performance from Jolene Henderson.
Henderson allowed 1 earned run on a leadoff homerun by Amanda Sanchez in the first, and subsequently held the Comets to 0 runs over 4.1 innings.
The Pride took the lead in the 2nd and never looked back after a double by Megan Good, scoring Jessie Warren. Good scored later in the inning on an errant throw during a steal attempt.
The Pride did the rest of their damage in the top of the 4th. Jessie Warren kicked things off with a solo homerun to right center. Later in the inning during a pinch hit at-bat, Alex Powers drove in another run on a line drive to right field. The inning ended with a score of 5-1, which was the final result of the game.
The Comets and Pride will continue the series on Thursday night with a start time of 7:05 PM ET/6:05 CT.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
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 Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.