JUNE 11 SPY UPDATE
Osterman Throws No-Hitter in 17-0 Win vs. Comets; Pride Win Series 3-1
The final game of the four-game opening series against the NY/NJ Comets Tuesday night was a walk in the park for the USSSA Pride (3-1). Cat Osterman threw a no-hitter in the Pride’s 17-0 dominating win, striking out 14 batters in her second complete game in as many starts in the circle.
Osterman allowed just five base runners all night, walking three Comets (Bianca Mejia in the first and sixth and Courtney Liddle in the third) and hitting two (Kelsi Weseman in the fourth and Liddle in the fifth). There was a close call in the bottom of the seventh inning when Pride third baseman Jenn Salling made a low throw to first after a hard-hit ball from Amy Hooks, but GiOnna DiSalvatore dug it out for the out. It was otherwise smooth sailing for Osterman, who will retire at the end of the season.
The Pride hitters certainly gave Osterman a lead to work with, scoring 17 runs on 13 hits, 15 of those runs coming in the first three innings alone.
Pitching was the downfall for the Comets; starter Sarah Plourde walked four batters and gave up eight runs before being replaced by Taryne Mowatt in the first. Mowatt didn’t fair much better, allowing five runs and two hits before the inning was over. Angel Bunner took over in the second and finished the game, recording five strikeouts, but allowing seven hits and four runs.
Former Oklahoma Sooner Jessica Shults made her NPF debut, going 0-2 for the night.
Tuesday night’s win put the Pride in a two-way tie for first place with the Chicago Bandits.
The Pride take on the Akron Racers Thursday night in Corpus Christi, Texas at 8:05 p.m. EST. Tune in to usssalive.com for live coverage.
USSSA Pride Split Double Header
|Kississime, FL – In the first game of a double header on Monday night, The USSSA Pride (2-0) and the NY/NJ Comets (0-2) traded the lead four times, but the USSSA Pride ended up on top with an 8-7 win over the NY/NJ Comets on a walk off two run home run by Ashley Charters.
The USSSA Pride were led by a flawless day at the dish by Natasha Watley, who went 3-3 against the Comets’ pitching. She singled in the first and third innings and hit a two run home run in the sixth inning.
Sarah Pauly got the call for the Pride in her first appearance of the season, pitching six innings before being relieved by Jordan Taylor to pitch the 7th inning. Pauly got the no decision in a game that saw her surrender seven runs on seven hits, walking six and striking out nine.
Amanada Kamekona racked up four RBIs on three hits for the NY/NJ Comets. She homered in the first inning, singled in the second inning, and doubled in the sixth inning.
Jordan Taylor got the win, running her season record to 1-0. She struck out two, walked two and surrendered no hits in an inning of work.
Olivia Galati ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss, giving up the walk off home run to Ashley Charters in the bottom of the seventh.
The NY/NJ Comets (1-2) outlasted the USSSA Pride (2-1) on Monday after five lead changes, squeaking out a 4-3 win at Osceola Co Stadium.
The Comets took the lead in the eighth inning after 2 bases loaded walks and held on for the victory.
The Comets held off the USSSA Pride, as the Pride was unable to overcome a two-run eighth inning deficit. The Pride scored one run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Haruna Sakamoto. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to take the lead back.
Olivia Galati picked up the first win for the NY/NJ Comets in franchise history. Galati pitched eight innings and allowed two earned runs, five hits and no walks while striking out one. Jordan Taylor (1-1) took the loss for the USSSA Pride. She lasted just eight innings, walked four, struck out 13, and allowed four runs.