Series Preview: Pride vs. Rebellion in Washington, PA

Kretschman

After the previous four-game set with the Akron Racers, Kretschman now leads the league and team with a .400 batting average. Heading into the series with the Rebellion, she currently is 30-75 with 5 HR’s and 13 RBI.

Kissimmee, FL – For the third time this season, the USSSA Pride will see the Pennsylvania Rebellion in a four-game set at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, PA Friday, July 10th through Sunday July 12th. On Saturday July 11th, the Pride and Rebellion are set to play a double header starting at 5:05pm (ET) due to a rescheduled contest during their first series together on June 27th. First pitch is set for 7:05pm (ET) on Friday, 5:05pm (ET) and 7:05pm (ET) on Saturday, and 2:35pm (ET) on Sunday.

The Pride left Akron, OH 15-7 after winning the series against the Akron Racers 3-1. After losing the three-game set 0-3 against the Chicago Bandits, the Pennsylvania Rebellion head to Washington, PA 5-19 on the season.

The last time the two teams saw eachother, the Pride swept the two-game series at the Lucas County Rec Center in Maumee, OH 4-0 and 5-2.

You can purchase tickets to the upcoming series HERE or at the gates at CONSOL Energy Park located at 1 Washington Federal Way, Washington, PA 15301.

Pride Players to Watch:

Kelly Kretschman – After the previous four-game set with the Akron Racers, Kretschman now leads the league and team with a .400 batting average. Heading into the series with the Rebellion, she currently is 30-75 with 5 HR’s and 13 RBI.

Madison Shipman – absolutely dominated the final game of the series against the Akron Racers going 2-4 with a HR a double and 4 RBI. On the seasons, Shipman has 2 doubles, 1 HR and 6 RBI.

Jordan Taylor – has been unstoppable in her closing appearances. She has a league leading 0.38 ERA through her 2-1 record and 6 saves. She enters the series with 24 K’s in 18.1 innings pitched.

 

Rebellion Players to Watch:

Team Fielding – The Rebellion defense is currently 2nd in the league with a .971 fielding percentage and 521 put outs.

Haylie Wagner – is ranked 4th in the league and 1st on the Rebellion pitching roster with a 1.43 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched.

Alisa Goler – leads the Rebellion with 14 hits, 8 RBI and 3 HR. In game two of the previous series with the Pride, Goler went 1-3 with 1 HR and 2 RBI.

 

Fun Facts:

-       This series features the second of three double headers this season. The Pride split their first double header with the Akron Racers losing the first game 5-4 and winning the second 5-1.

-       The Rebellion roster features six International players: Virginie Anneveld and Dagmar Bloeming from the Netherlands, Lara Andrews from New Zealand, Haruna Sakamoto and Yuri Masuyama from Japan and Victoria Hayward from Canada.

-       Rebellion’s Haruna Sakamoto was a former Pride player who signed prior to the start of the 2013 season. In the same year, she and the Pride were crowned the 2013 NPF Champions.

 

For all information about the USSSA Pride and the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season, visit the team website www.usssapride.com and follow the Pride all season long on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

 

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 NPF:

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.

About USSSA:

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.

 

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