Viera, FL– August 7, 2017-The Pride continue the month of August with a four-game series against the Beijing Eagles on August 7th, 8th and 9th at USSSA Space Coast Stadium. This series marks the Pride’s last home series before the post season begins.
Last night the Pride clinched their fourth consecutive NPF regular season championship, the 6th title in franchise history, and have secured their spot in the 2017 NPF Championship Series set to being August 17th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Pride improved to 34-8 with last night’s win and have seven remaining games of the regular season.
In forty-two games, the Pride offense has scored 210 runs, with 51 home runs, 193 RBI and 338 hits. The Pride pitching staff has totaled 238 strikeouts with a 1.68 ERA. In their last series played, the Pride swept the Dawgs in a three-game series, outscoring Scrap Yard 9-1.
As of July 15th, the Pride have an overall record of 5-0 versus the Beijing Eagles this season. The teams will meet for the final time this August before the postseason begins with game one set for a 7:05 PM (ET) start time on August 7th. This series features a double header versus the Eagles on August 8th with a game one 5:05 PM (ET) start time. The four-game series concludes on August 9th with first pitch set for 7:05 PM (ET). Fans can watch every Pride game all summer long on NPFTV.com.
To purchase tickets to all of the 2017 season games visit usssapride.com/tickets. General admission prices are as follows: Adult: $10.00 Children (ages 2 – 12): $5.00 Senior (ages 65 & up): $5.00. Group of 25 or more: $9.
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly continues to dominate offensively leading the NPF in 5 offensive categories: hits (51), runs (30), avg. (.500), on-base percentage (.630) and slugging percentage (.794). On the season, Kretschman has totaled 11 doubles and 2 triples with 5 HR and 18 RBI.
- Shelby Pendley: Currently leads the league and USSSA in home runs (12). On the season, Shelby has 27 RBI, 31 hits, 26 runs, 3 doubles and is hitting .265.
- Chelsea Goodacre: In the past three nights Goodacre has homered every consecutive night to bring her current HR stats to nine, second-best in the league, tied with Lauren Haeger. On the season, Goodacre has totaled 26 RBI, 34 hits, 23 runs and is hitting .298.
- Sierra Romero: Currently leads the Pride in RBI (30),only four behind the league leader. On the season, Romero is batting .308 with 7 HR, 32 hits and 16 runs..
The 2017 season is winding down with only seven games left of regular season before the 2017 NPF Championship Series begins August 17th. The NPF Championship Series will be hosted at Tiger Park, home of the LSU Tigers, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Get your tickets at profastpitch.com today!
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.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered 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 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 since 2002.
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.