Viera, FL– July 21, 2017-After sweeping the Chicago Bandits in a two-game series, the Pride are heading to Chicago for a quick two-game series against the Bandits. First pitch is set for 8:35 PM(ET) on Saturday, July 22nd for game one and 4:05 PM (ET) for game two on Sunday.
The Pride currently stand at the top of the league with a 25-6 record. In thirty-one games, the Pride have scored 157 runs, with 31 home runs, and 143 RBI. The Pride pitching staff has combined for 191 strikeouts while only issuing 47 walks and averaging a 1.65 ERA.
Fans can watch every Pride game all summer long on NPF-TV.com.
Saturday, July 22nd 8:35 PM (EST) CHI VS USSSA
Sunday, July 23rd 4:05 PM (EST) CHI VS USSSA
Pride Players to Watch:
- Kelly Kretschman: Kelly currently leads the league in batting average (.486), on-base percentage (.627) and slugging percentage (.811). She leads the Pride in hits (36), runs (22) batting average (.486), slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
- Lauren Chamberlain: Is leading the Pride team in HR (7). She currently has 21 RBI, 23 hits, hitting .277 with 13 runs and a .351 on-base percentage. In the Pride’s last game against the Bandits, Chamberlain blasted two home runs on the same night putting her as home-run leader in the NPF, tied with Lauren Haeger.
- Chelsea Goodacre: Currently has 22 RBI, 5 home runs, 24 hits, 18 run and is hitting .286 with a .307 on-base percentage.
- Jordan Taylor: Jordan leads the league in ERA (.625) and has 8 saves with 18 strikeouts in only 11.2 innings pitched this season.
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 Brevard 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