VIERA, FL (June 26, 2018) The Pride won the second game of the series against the Bandits, giving them their second loss of the season. Sierra Romero saving the day and taking away a no-hitter from Richele Fico.
The USSSA Pride remains undefeated and improved their overall record to an impressive, NPF best of 15-0.
Keilani Ricketts got the start and the win in the circle, pitching a complete game. Ricketts only gave up 4 hits in her seven innings and struck out three.
The Chicago Bandits led the Pride during most of the game as they scored first in the top of the third. Richele Fico, the starting pitcher for the Bandits, kept the Pride fighting for a hit until the bottom of the sixth.
Allexis Bennett led off the bottom of the sixth with a high chopper which tipped off of the first baseman’s glove, so they scored it as an error, Megan Wiggins then drew a walk to put two baserunners on for Sierra Romero.
Romero came in clutch and launched a deep fly ball straight over centerfield to break up Fico’s no hitter and to put the Pride on board.
After scoring the USSSA squad’s defense shut the Bandits down recording two double plays after scoring and three total on the game.
Shelby Pendley, Hallie Wilson and Chelsea Goodacre all participated in the double plays for the night.
Romero recorded the only hit and RBIs on the night and she was named the Vaultz Lock It Up Player of the Game for her timely hitting. She went 1-3 with one run scored and three RBIs.
The Pride take on Chicago one more time for the last game in the series, Wednesday June 27 at 7:05 p.m. right here at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium.
Time: 1hr 29m
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 2004 provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.