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Racers rally late, fall to Pride 3-2

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - June 14, 2012 - With a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning, USSSA Florida Pride (2-3) pitcher Danielle Lawrie (2-0) battled Racers' second baseman Nicole Pauly.

Pauly got the best of Lawrie, smacking an RBI single to close the scoring gap to 3-2, however the Pride ace held tight in the circle, closing out the game for a complete game victory and a Pride win. 

Racers' (3-2) short stop Aja Paculba brought in the first run of the game with an RBI double in the third inning, her eighth RBI on the season, to give the Racers a short-lived 1-0 lead. 

Florida hitters rallied back, scoring three runs in the next two innings to give the franchise their second victory of the season.

During the fourth inning, one of the earned runs belonged to Francesca Enea, who battled at the plate by fouling off several pitches before hitting her first home run of the season. Kretschman would later score off a sacrifice fly by Watley.

Kristina Thorson (1-2) took the loss for the Racers, going six innings while walking three, striking out one and allowing three runs. Danielle Lawrie (2-0) earned her second win of the season, pitching all seven innings with only one walk and nine strikeouts.

Racers and Pride will face off again on Friday night at Whataburger Field starting at 7:00pm.

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