Kissimmee, FL. – July 19, 2015 - The USSSA Pride tied up the home series with the PA Rebellion at one game apiece with a 3-1 victory Sunday night at Champion Stadium.
The Pride struck first, scoring three runs in the third inning. USSSA’s Madison Shipman reached to lead off the inning after being hit by a pitch and GiOnna DiSalvatore doubled to left center, giving the Pride two runners in scoring position. Third baseman Andrea Duran followed with her third home run of the season, propelling the Pride into a 3-0 lead.
The Rebellion got a run back in the fourth inning when Alexa Peterson doubled home Haruna Sakamoto. That would be all the scoring for the night as the pitchers for both sides posted zeroes on the scoreboard the rest of the way.
Chelsea Thomas (W, 5-2) started for the Pride in the circle and picked up the victory after surrendering just one run on three hits in her five innings. Jordan Taylor (S, 9) entered the game in the sixth inning and tossed the final six outs of the game in scoreless fashion to pick up her ninth save of the season.
Miranda Kramer (L, 0-3) was dealt the loss after pitching all six innings, allowing three runs on five hits.
The bottom three hitters in the Pride’s order had a strong night at the plate going 5-7 with a double, home run, and a hit by a pitch.
The Pride and Rebellion will square off again tomorrow, July 20, with the first scheduled for 7:05.
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.
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) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. 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 names 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 and has been since 2002.