VIERA, FL. (July 28, 2018) – The last home game of the 2018 season resulted in a loss for the USSSA Pride against the Chicago Bandits.
The final score was 5-3 and that will bring the Pride their third loss of the season to put their overall record to 38-3.
Kelsey Nunley started in the circle and in her 14 batters faced she gave up two hits, two walks and struck out three.
Jailyn Ford came in the circle for one inning and struck two of the Bandits hitters out and allowed two hits.
Delanie Gourley came in to close the game and pitched the last three innings. innings, striking out one and only allowing one hit.
The Bandits started off the scoring in top of the first with a two-run homerun by the rookie Courtney Gano.
The Bandits found a way to score five runs before the Pride was able to answer back.
In the top of the fourth the Bandits scored two more to give them their five runs.
The bottom of the fourth the Pride, with bases loaded, had a run walked in to score their first run of the game.
Kelly Kretschman and Lauren Chamberlain walked and Shelby Pendley was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
With two outs Hallie Wilson stepped to the plate and drew a walk to allow Kretschman to score.
After a scoring in the fourth, both teams went scoreless to end the game and the final score was 5-3 in favor of the Bandits.
Haylie Wagner for the Bandits was named the Vaultz Lock It Up Player of the Game for shutting down the Pride hitters to end the game.
On August 6 the Pride will take on the Cleveland Comets at their stadium in Ohio for another three game series. Be sure to tune into NPFTV and support the Pride as the end of the 2018 season is right around the corner.
Time: 2hr 15min
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 Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 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.