Viera, FL– July 25, 2017- The Pride are back in action tonight to kick off a four-game series against the Akron Racers at Firestone Stadium. The Pride are coming off two-consecutive losses against the Chicago Bandits but remain at the top of the NPF standings with a 25-8 overall record.
The series’ kicks-off tonight at 7:05PM (ET) with game one against the Akron Racers. Game two on July 26th is set for a 7:05PM (ET) start time and will be followed by the season’s third “So You Think You Can Hit” event. Fans can sign up to participate in the pediatric cancer awareness event at Firestone stadium or online: http://bit.ly/2uujQK8. The series concludes on July 27th with a double header set to begin at 12:05 PM (ET) with a follow-up game at 7:05PM (ET). All games will be streamed on NPF-TV.com.
In thirty-three games, the Pride have scored 161 runs, with 33 home runs, 147 RBI and averaged a .460 slugging percentage. The Pride pitching staff has totaled 198 strikeouts and have averaged a 1.8 ERA.
Tuesday, July 25th 7:05 PM (EST)
Wednesday, July 26th 7:05 PM (EST)
Thursday, July 27th 12:05 PM (EST)
Thursday, July 27th 7:05 PM (EST)
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly has steadily led the NPF in batting average (.468), on-base percentage (.615) and slugging percentage (.772). She leads the Pride in home runs (4), tied with Sierra Romero and Shelby Pendley, hits (37), runs (22) batting average (.468) and on-base percentage (.615).
- Lauren Chamberlain: Is leading the Pride team in home runs (7), tied with Shelby Pendley, and leads the Pride in doubles (8), tied with Kelly Kretschman. Chamberlain is averaging a .273 on-base percentage with 24 hits and 13 runs scored.
- Sierra Romero: Sierra currently leads the league and the Pride in RBI with 28. She currently has 24 hits, 12 runs scored and is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .418.
- Keilani Ricketts: In 50 innings pitched, Keilani has struck out 49 batters and has an ERA of 1.4 with a 7-3 overall record.
About USSSA Florida Pride:
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.
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 Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
USSSA is headquartered in Osceola County, Florida. USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA.