The Pride continue the road series traveling from Evansville, Indiana to Kansas City for a three game series and a change to play in conjunction with the World Fastpitch Championships. The game the first night was cancelled, but the fans got to see the first ever WPF homerun derby, a poetic tribute to the All-Star weekend in MLB. After great showings from Sam Show with a round of 7 out of 10, topped off with a signature bat flip, and an impressive 8 out of 10 blasts by Chelsea Goodacre, the winner of the contest was Joclyn Alo.
The Pride were able to take the field vs. the Vipers on day 2 at Shawnee Mission School District. The fan favorite and always impressive, Monica Abbott was the starting pitcher for the Pride. In her three innings of work, she faced 10 batters in total striking out 7. Sam Show, who got the win, had another strong performance pitching 2 innings and only allowing 1 run, and Ellen Robers came in for the close.
The Pride offence collected 4 runs on 8 hits, with two of those hits coming from Delanie Wisz. The first hit was a solo shot homerun in the bottom of the 4th over the right center wall to tie the game 1-1. The rest of the scoring came in the bottom of the 5th lead by 2 rbi double by Chelsea Goodacre. The final score 4-1 Pride!
On day three the game was at the beautiful Kansas City Urban Youth Academy facility where the Vipers snapped a three game winning streak of the Pride defeating the Pride 2-0. The Vipers had a strong showing from Amber Fiser who collected her first win for the Vipers. Additionly to strong defense of Vipers firstbaseman Fa Leilua who was a part of 10 of the 21 outs for the Vipers.
The Pride are back in action tomorrow night, July 21st at the Louisville Slugger Complex in Peoria, IL. Gates open at 6:30 and first pitch at 7:30. As always, the games are streamed live at usssalive.com. This is the Pediatric Cancer game in which the game worn jerseys will be auctioned off and proceeds will go to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Click here to find and bid on your favorite Pride player’s jersey.