Kissimmee, FL (July 20, 2016) – The USSSA Pride opened their series against the Pennsylvania Rebellion in dominating fashion. They beat the Rebellion 8-0 behind Kelsey Nunley’s complete game shutout and home runs from Megan Wiggins and Hallie Wilson.
The Pride scored eight runs on 12 hits and struck out just three times. The Pride struck first in the third inning following three consecutive singles from Kelly Kretschman, Sierra Romero and Shelby Pendley.
The scoring started to open up in the fourth inning when Wiggins sent a home run into right center field. The game really opened up in the sixth when the Pride scored four runs, including Wilson’s two-run home run. Only two Pride batters went hitless.
Wiggins appeared to be going for the cycle. She was short a triple, hitting a single, a home run and a double, in that order.
Nunley tossed a gem, allowing just two hits and one walk in 24 batters faced. She spread her strikeouts out over the course of the game. She struck out at least one in every inning except the fourth and fifth.
The series continues tomorrow as the Pride face the Rebellion again at 7:00 PM (ET). They’ll continue to play in Disney World at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
PA Rebellion: 0
USSSA Pride: 8
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About the Pennsylvania Rebellion:
The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In their third season in the league, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball. For more information about the Pennsylvania Rebellion, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724-250-9555.
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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.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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