VIERA, FL (June 20, 2018) – The USSSA Pride take the series from the Cleveland Comets with the three-game sweep. Clinching the win tonight with the score of 4 to 1.
They out-scored the Comets 17-1 in the series and the Pride improved their overall record, to the NPF best of 12-0.
Keilani Ricketts did great things in circle for her 2018 season debut as she threw a no-hitter and the first no-hitter for the Pride this season. She struck out nine in her appearance
Ricketts surely locked it up in the circle with her performance, and got Vaultz Lock It Up Player of the Game.
The Pride swung for the fences as they scored all four runs on homeruns.
Shelby Pendley scored the first solo shot of the night, and put the Pride on top 1-0 in bottom of the second.
Hallie Wilson got herself on base with a line drive up the middle to start off the bottom of the third. Megan Wiggins hit a long ball over centerfield to drive in two more runs and brought the Pride 3-0.
After a scoreless fourth and fifth inning, Kirsti Merritt knocked one over the left field fence and finalized the four runs for the Pride.
A couple of errors for the Pride defense allowed the Comets to get one across the plate in the top of the seventh, but Ricketts quickly shut them down.
Tonight was the first ever LGBTQ+ Pride night for the USSSA Pride and the entire NPF organization.
The Pride pick it back up at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium against the Chicago Bandits on June 25.
Time: 1hr 34m
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.