The USSSA Pride welcome Jailyn Ford back with open arms, as she shines on the mound allowing only four base runners in her debut of the 2022 WPF season. The only hit against Ford came in the the bottom of the third inning by Ciara Bryan of the Smash It Sports Vipers. The Vipers had two runners on in the bottom of the seventh when Fa Leilua hit into the double play to end the game.
As a team, the Pride backed up the stellar performance of Ford, scattered eight hits on the evening. Shelby Pendley, who lead the way with two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI, got the Pride started in the top of the third scorching a double down the right field line. Ali Aguilar stepped to the plate and hit a single up the middle scoring Pendly. Leaving the Pride in the lead 1-0 afte the top of the inning.
The remaining three runs for the Pride came in the top of the fifth inning. Haley Cruse singled with one out, bringing Pendley back to the plate. Cruse stole second and Pendly then hits her second double, bringing around Cruse to score. Just as in the third, Aguilar hits another single and scores Pendley. Following the run, the Vipers changed pitchers and brought in Annie Willis to pitch. Delanie Wisz welcomes her to the game with a single, moving Aguilar to third, but Wisz gets thrown out on aggressive baserunning trying to take second. Next, Chelsea Goodacre hits a double to left field scoring Aguilar for the final run for the Pride, making the score 4-0.
Come check out the action June 29th at Space Coast Complex where the USSSA Pride will again take on the Smash It Sports Vipers at 7:05. This game will be LGBTQ night at the ball park, with the Pride in special jerseys. The jerseys will be up for auction with proceeds going to onePulse foundation. Tickets can purchases online, or catch the game on the live stream https://usssalive.com/