Pennsylvania Rebellion Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
YORK, PA. – June 23, 2015 — The Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Pride took their talents to Central Pennsylvania on Thursday, June 25 when they squared off at Santander Stadium for a neutral site contest. The Pride edged the Rebellion by a final score of 4-3 in a game that lasted 12 innings.
PA jumped on the board first in their first at-bat from York, PA. After leading off with a single and reaching third on an error, center fielder Yuri Masuyama scored off of a sacrifice fly from designated player Cheyenne Cordes. Masuyama led all Rebellion at the plate, going 2-5 with a run scored.
The Rebellion added a security run to their lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Mandy Ogle notched a pinch-hit home run to left. The Pride were able to answer with two dingers of their own in their next at-bat, tying the game at 2-2. Home runs were credited to Brigette Del Ponte and Kelly Kretschman.
It took until the 11th inning for either team to break the tie, with USSSA scoring first in extra innings off of a Megan Wiggins RBI single. A wild pitch from pitcher Cat Osterman, who was brought in in the 11th for the potential save, tossed a wild pitch that allowed Maddie O’Brien to score for PA.
A run-scoring single from Chelsea Goodacre in the top of the 12th proved to be the deciding hit, giving the late-night victory to the Pride by a final score of 4-3.
The Rebellion and Pride will resume play on Friday, June 26 when they travel to their second neutral site in as many days. Beginning at 6:35 p.m., the Rebellion and USSSA will face off from Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pa. Fans can listen to all of the action via msasports.net/broadcasts.
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.