USSSA Pride Wins Cowles Cup Championship - Cat Osterman Wins 3rd Championship Series MVP Title..............USSSA Pride Wins Cowles Cup Championship - Cat Osterman Wins 3rd Championship Series MVP Title..............USSSA Pride Wins Cowles Cup Championship - Cat Osterman Wins 3rd Championship Series MVP Title..............USSSA Pride Wins Cowles Cup Championship - Cat Osterman Wins 3rd Championship Series MVP Title..............

NPF News


China Takes Game Four From the Nauts

Hempstead, NY-- After a come from behind win Saturday night, the New York Juggernauts dropped the fourth game of their series with the Chinese National Team, 5-2.

The Chinese were led by Xin Minhong and Zhang Lifang, both going three for four on the day and scoring decisive runs in the victory. The New York Juggernaut fall to 13-3, now third place in the National Pro Fastpitch league, as Jodie Cox picks up her first loss of the season. Nine hits were not enough for the New York club, who were led offensively by second baseman Carri Leto, three for four , and catcher Ryan Realmuto, one for three, two RBI on the day.

China jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. An error by third baseman Jackie Pasquerella put Jiang Xin on for China with one out. Xin then stole second base before Xin Minhong doubled down the right field line. Zhang Lifang singled to shortstop Natasha Watley to load the bases for the Chinese National Team. With two outs and three runners on, Cox walked Miao Ruiying to give China the 1-0 lead.

New York came back in the bottom of the third, as Watley and Leto hit back-to-back singles to start up the rally. After a Leah Nelson strikeout, Taylor hit a line drive single to center field to load the bases. With no outs, Realmuto took ball four to earn her first RBI on the day. Jodie Cox took her turn at bat, and with two outs, ripped a pitch to the shortstop who made a fantastic catch and doubled up Leto at third base.

China and New York both scored a run of their own in the sixth inning. Looking to break the tie, China’s third baseman Xin Minhong led off the inning with a solo home run to deep center. In the bottom half of the sixth inning, catcher Realmuto hit a solo home run of her own to left field to tie the game at two. Realmuto’s homer was her team leading fourth on the year, as she tallied her 13th RBI of the season.

As the game went into extra innings, China’s offense overpowered Cox and the Nauts to eventually win the game. China scored three runs off of four hits and one Juggernaut error.

The Nauts take on NPF rival Texas Thunder Thursday 6/30 at 7:00 p.m., Friday 7/1 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday 7/2 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 7/3 at 1:00 p.m. For tickets or more information on the NY Juggernaut, please call 516-485-0141 or visit the Juggernaut online at

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
February 2003
November 2002
July 2002
December 2001