The Pride take the win in dramatic fashion scoring four runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to defeat the Florida Vibe. Ellen Roberts got her first start with the USSSA Pride and threw 3 innings, gave up 4 hits, 4 runs, and 1 walk, but had 6 strikeouts. The Vibe jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first scoring two runs off singles from Mandie Perez, Fale Aviu, Jessi Puk, and Mac Boesel respectively.
In the 3rd inning, the Vibe plate two more runs off three more hits and heads up base running to bring the score to 4-1 in the middle of the 3rd. Kayla Wedl led off the inning with a single but was thrown out stealing second with Ali Aguilar at the plate. Aguilar and Delanie Wisz hit back-to-back doubles followed by a single by Taylor Ellsworth to put the game at 4-3, Florida Vibe leading.
In the top of the 4th Keely Rochard came into the game in relief, and got the win. She threw 3 shut-out innings, but in the 7th gave up two solo home runs to give the Vibe the lead 6-3, but it would be enough to keep the game in reach for the Pride offense. Kayla Wedl led off the inning with a single up the middle, her second hit of the evening, turning the lineup over for the red-hot Ali Aguilar. Aguilar had three hits on the night, capping off with a two-run no-doubt home run in the bottom of the 7th to put the Pride within one. With one out, Delaney Spaulding draws a walk, followed by a single by Taylor Ellsworth, and then Sami Fagan has a strong at-bat to load the bases for Sam Show. Spaulding scored on a passed ball to tie the game and moved runners to second and third. Show battled several pitches before finding the barrel and driving the ball to left-center field to score Ellsworth on a walk-off.
The Pride is back in action on Sunday, June 26 when the USSSA Pride takes on the Smash It Sports Vipers on Military Appreciation Night. The Florida Vibe is back in action tomorrow at the beautiful Space Coast Complex against the Vipers.
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