Kissimmee, FL –June 24, 2015- The USSSA Florida Pride and Pennsylvania Rebellion will meet for the first time this 2015 season as they play a three game series in York and Lancaster, PA. This series is the first of four to be played against the Rebellion throughout the 2015 season.
After losing two of three games to the Akron Racers, the Pride currently have a 6-4 record on the season. The Rebellion, whose previous three game series was with the Dallas Charge, currently has a 5-12 record.
The first game of the series will be played at Santander Stadium in York, PA on Thursday June 25th. Games two and three will shift to Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, PA on Friday June 26th and Saturday June 27th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 pm (ET) each night.
For tickets to the series visit dev.usssapride.com. You can also purchase tickets for Thursday at the gate at Santander Stadium, located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA 17401 and for Friday and Saturday at the gate at Clipper Magazine Stadium located at 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Pride Players to Watch:
– Kelly Kretschman: extended her hitting streak to 10 games on Tuesday. She now has a NPF-leading 19 hits on the season. Kretschman went 2-4 with a double in game one against the Racers, 2-3 in game two and 1-3 with a HR in game three. Her .559 batting average, .583 OBP and 5 stolen bases currently lead the NPF.
– Keilani Ricketts: enters her third season in the NPF. Ricketts had 7 strikeouts in the Pride’s 6-2 win over the Akron Racers on June 21st.
– Megan Wiggins: Wiggins’ .444 batting average is ranked 3rd in the league. She has hit 3 HR and 7 RBI in just 6 games played.
Rebellion Players to Watch:
– Alexa Peterson: Peterson’s 4 doubles currently lead the NPF and her .375 batting average is ranked 7th in the league.
– Dallas Escobedo: had seven strikeouts in game two against the Dallas Charge on June 18th. Her 24 total strikeouts are tied for the second highest in the league.
– The Rebellion’s Dallas Escobedo and the Pride’s Amber Freeman played together at Arizona State from 2012-2014.
– Alexa Peterson and Kristyn Sandberg are both former Pride Players who were traded to the Rebellion this past off-season.
– Pride Assistant Coach Travis Wilson coached Rebellion’s Maddie O’brien at Florida State where he was also an Assistant Coach.
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 NPF: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
About USSSA: The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA.