The USSSA Florida Pride are in Corpus Christi, TX for the weekend to take on the Akron Racers. The Pride are currently 1-3 after their series last week against the Chicago Bandits. The Racers are on a three-game winning streak after losing their opening game against the Carolina Diamonds.
The two teams are set to face-off in a series of 4 games starting tonight at 7:05 PM CT. The second game will be tomorrow at 7:05 PM CT, and the final two will be a double header on Saturday starting at 5:35 PM CT.
Hillary Bach made her debut for the Racers with a 5-0 shutout victory over the Diamonds last week. She comes into this series with a 0.70 ERA over two games pitched. Lisa Norris has a 1.75 ERA for the Racers as well.
Cat Osterman made her first appearance last week since last August, where she suffered an arm injury in the Championship games vs. the Bandits. Over 5 innings of work she posted a 1.40 ERA and collected 8 strikeouts. Danielle Lawrie also made quite an appearance to start off the 2012 season with a 3.00 ERA an 13 strikeouts. Lawrie is currently 2nd for strikeouts in the NPF behind Monica Abbott(24).
There are a number of Texas Athletes returning home for this series as well. Racers’ Lexy Bennett returns from the University of Texas as well as Pride’s Megan Willis and Cat Osterman. Pride’s Sarah Pauly returns from Texas A&M Corpus Christi as well as Racer’s Sharonda McDonald from Texas A&M.
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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.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), 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 News!