https://profastpitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_1620-X3-e1563532197226.jpg 780 1368 Julie Walton https://profastpitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/national-pro-fastpitch-logo.png Julie Walton2019-07-19 05:32:062019-07-19 06:24:47PRIDE TAKE FIRST GAME IN SERIES WITH CANADIAN WILD
VIERA, FL. (July 18, 2019) The Pride are back home against the Canadian wild to start the five game home series.
It did not take long for the Pride to get things rolling, as Chelsea Goodacre started the bottom of the second with a double to the left center gap.
After a Megan Wiggins walk, Brittany Cervantes had executed a sacrifice bunt to advance both runner into scoring potion. Alex Powers caught wind of the rally and contributed with a two RBI double to give the Pride the lead.
The Wild were able to get something going in the top of the third and push one across to cut the Pride lead in half.
Things slowed down until Powers stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and drew a walk. The Pride managed to get the momentum back in their hands.
It was an exciting bottom of the fifth for the Pride as they managed to get two more runs across to increase the lead 4-1.
The Pride had a smooth last two innings as they were able to close out the night taking game one of the series against the Wild.
The Final score of the game was 4-1.
In the circle and getting the win was Taran Alvelo with three strikeouts and going four and two thirds.
Our RIP-It player of the game, for her successful night at the plate, going one for two with two RBIs, and scoring a run herself was Alex Powers.
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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.
Story by Lexi Betterman.