Washington, PA – July 8, 2014 - The Pennsylvania Rebellion, presented by The Coury Financial Group, took the battle late into the game, but ultimately fell in the seventh inning to the USSSA Pride by a final score of 5-0. Angel Bunner suffered the loss for Pennsylvania while Cat Osterman threw her second shutout of the series en route to her victory.
The contest stayed in a gridlock for most of the evening thanks to solid pitching and defense from both squads. The Pride threatened with a runner in scoring position in the top of the third, but Rebellion left fielder Angeline Quiocho had other plans, flashing the leather for a fantastic catch and keeping the score knotted at 0-0.
USSSA looked to plate a run again in the top of the sixth inning, but first baseman Courtney Liddle showed off her arm, firing a rocket to catcher Taylor Edwards for the inning-ending tag out at home. Through six innings, the Rebellion allowed just seven hits and no runs.
Pennsylvania’s parade began to see some rain in the top of the seventh when the Pride capitalized on two consecutive Rebellion blunders to take the score to 3-0. An RBI double by USSSA shortstop Madison Shipman followed by a walk by catcher Kristyn Sandberg with the bases loaded allowed the Pride to advance their lead to five runs. The deficit proved to be too much for Pennsylvania in their last at bats, giving the game and series victory to USSSA.
The Rebellion look to right the ship on the road as they travel out of the state to take on the Chicago Bandits for a four-game series beginning Thursday, July 10. All of the action can be found online at www.msasports.net/broadcasts.
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. For tickets, please visitwww.rebellionprosoftball.com.
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.