Kissimmee, FL—July 12, 2016—The USSSA Pride lost their fourth consecutive game in a loss to the Scrap Yard Dawgs. The game went to the eighth innings, when Amanda Kamekona made a throwing error that allowed Emily Crane to score and end the game.
The Pride struck first as they scored two runs in the first inning to take an early lead. The runs came on a sacrifice fly from Lauren Chamberlain and a two-out double from Hallie Wilson. The lead didn’t last long, as the Dawgs shot back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two runs of their own.
The league leaders showed some fight, though. They scored again in the third inning, taking a one run lead. The Scrap Yard Dawgs wouldn’t stand for it, as they scored two in the bottom of the second to take the 4-3 lead.
It seemed to be a back-and-fourth game until the top of the sixth inning when the Pride tied the game. Leadoff batter Megan Wiggins came through in a time of need, knocking in runs six and seven to tie things up at seven. The game looked as though it would last all night. However, fate struck the Pride in the eighth as the Dawgs took advantage of speed and defensive errors to take the game.
After giving up nine hits and six earned runs, Chelsea Thomas left the game after 2.1 innings pitched. Keilani Ricketts came in as relief and finished the game with four hits, five strikeouts, no walks and just one earned run.
The Pride will try to end their small skid tomorrow (July 12) when they take on the Dallas Charge at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City in the next two games. First pitch is set for 7 PM (ET) for both games (July 12 and July 13).
USSSA Pride: 7
Scrap Yard Dawgs: 8
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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