Pride Take Double Header on ESPNJune 25, 2012 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) USSSA Florida Pride
Pride Pitcher Cat Osterman (2-1) delivered a dominating performance in the first game, allowing only 3 hits and 2 runs, while striking out 12 batters. The Pride offense heated up late, scoring 8 runs in the last 3 innings of the game. Kelsey Bruder and Andrea Duran each scored two runs, and six other Pride players scored in the blowout victory.
Diamonds Pitcher Katie Burkhar (2-4) allowed 6 of the Pride's runs, as well as 9 hits, in just over four innings pitched. She was relieved by Sharon Palma who allowed four additional runs and 6 more hits.
Jamee Juarez sealed the second game for the Pride with a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth. Kelsey Bruder, who had a two-run homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning, and Kristyn Sandberg, who was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, also helped the Pride to a 11-1 victory in game two. Pride Pitcher Danielle Lawrie (3-0) recorded 11 strikeouts and the win.
Nikia Williams got her first hit as a professional player during the sixth inning with a RBI single.
The day wasn't all celebration for the Pride, though. Charlotte Morgan was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning and left the game with an apparent wrist injury.
The Pride now travel to Rosemont, Ill. to take on the Chicago Bandits in a four-game series starting on June 28. Visit USSSAPride.com for game recaps and news from the series.
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