Sarah Pauly - PA Rebellion Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Washington, PA- July 7, 2014 - Pennsylvania Rebellion pitcher Sarah Pauly thrived in the national spotlight at CONSOL Energy Park Monday as the former NPF Pitcher of the Year tossed a complete game in the Rebellion’s 1-0 win over the USSSA Pride.
Pauly walked away with her third win of the season as Keilani Ricketts was tagged with the loss. The veteran hurled seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits on 78 total pitches, 55 of which were strikes. Ten of Pauly’s outs came in the air as she had just one free pass on the evening. Her effectiveness in the circle also earned her 20 first pitch strikes against 25 batters.
Defensively, the Rebellion also shined as two outstanding putouts at the plate by outfielders Samie Garcia and Mandy Ogle kept the defending NPF champions off the board.
The Pennsylvania offense scored their lone run during the fourth inning as Sarah Prezioso advanced Angeline Quiocho home on a one-out double down the right field line. Garcia, Jenn Salling and Bianca Mejia also assembled a hit each for the Rebellion.
The Rebellion and the Pride finish the four-game set tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. as Pennsylvania looks to even the series. For tickets, call (724) 250-9555, visit the box office, or order online at www.rebellionprosoftball.com.
Tuesday's game will also be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. For Comcast subscribers, the games can be seen on Channel 274, 288 or 844 (HD). The programming can also be found on channels 274, 288, 221 and 854, 221 (HD) on Direct TV. Additionally, on Direct TV, 158 (HD) on the DISH Network and channels 94 and 594 (HD) on Verizon Fios.
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!
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport has operated since 1997 under the name of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002.