Viera, FL– July 3, 2017- After weeks on the road, the Pride are heading back to Viera for a six-game “4th of July” series at USSSA Space Coast Stadium. The Pride will be hosting the Scrap Yard Dawgs, the Beijing Eagles and the Texas Charge July 4th, 5th and 6th before they head to Miami on July 7th.
The series’ kicks-off July 4th at 4:05PM (ET) with game one of the night’s double header featuring the Texas Charge and the Beijing Eagles. Game two on July 4th features the USSSA Pride and the Scrap Yard Dawgs with first pitch set for 7:05PM (ET). These first two games will be streamed live on the Olympic Channel.
On July 5th first pitch is set for 5:05PM (ET) for game one of the night’s double header featuring the Texas Charge and the Beijing Eagles. Game two on July 5th features the USSSA Pride and the Scrap Yard Dawgs with first pitch set for 8:05PM (ET). Games one and two will be live streamed on NPF-TV.com.
On July 6th first pitch is set for 5:05PM (ET) for game one of the night’s double header featuring the Scrap Yard Dawgs and the Beijing Eagles. Game two on July 6th features the USSSA Pride and the Beijing Eagles with first pitch set for 8:05PM (ET). Games one and two will be live streamed on NPF-TV.com.
The Pride currently stand at the top of the league with a 14-2 record. In sixteen games, the Pride have scored 89 runs, with 21 home runs, 82 RBI and averaged a .480 slugging percentage. The Pride pitching staff has totaled 102 strikeouts and have averaged a 1.6 ERA. Since losing against the Dawgs on June 17th the Pride have won eight straight and finished their last series against the Dawgs taking all three games.
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Tickets for this series and all remaining home games at USSSA Space Coast Stadium are buy one get one free using the discount code: PRIDE07. This promo code is good through July 3rd at 11:59PM (ET).
Friday, July 4th 4:05 PM (EST) TX vs BE
Friday, July 4th 7:05 PM (EST) SY VS USSSA
Friday, July 5th 5:05 PM (EST) TX VS BE
Friday, July 5th 8:05 PM (EST) SY VS USSSA
Friday, July 6th 5:05 PM (EST) SY VS BE
Friday, July 6th 8:05 PM (EST) BE VS USSSA
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly currently leads the league in batting average (.525), on-base percentage (.661) and slugging percentage (.950). She leads the Pride in home runs (4), tied with Sierra Romero and Shelby Pendley, hits (21), runs (15) batting average (.525) and on-base percentage (.661).
- Sierra Romero: Is leading the Pride team in home runs (4), tied with Kelly Kretschman and Shelby Pendley, and leads the Pride in RBI (13). Romero is averaging a .373 on-base percentage with 10 hits, 8 runs scored and 2 doubles.
- Megan Wiggins: Megan currently leads the league and the Pride in stolen bases with 10. She currently has 11 hits, 13 runs scored, 6 RBI and is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .404.
- Keilani Ricketts: In 28 innings pitched, Keilani has struck out 30 batters and has an ERA of .75 with a 5-1 overall record.
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 Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 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.
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.