Marion, IL (June 8, 2019) – The Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois dropped a 6-2 decision against the USSSA Pride on Saturday night. The loss snapped the Wild’s eight game winning streak to start the NPF season.
For the second straight game, the Pride opened the scoring in the first inning. With Amanda Lorenz on first after a lead-off single, Nicole DeWitt doubles to right center scoring her from first.
The Wild responded in the bottom of the second, taking the lead thanks to a two-run single from Natalie Wideman. Wideman came to the plate with the bases loaded and singled to right center, scoring Jennifer Gilbert from third and Janet Leung from second.
The lead wouldn’t last long, as the Pride would add single runs in the third and fourth to take the lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Two runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh sealed the deal.
The Wild pushed to even up the score, getting runners on base in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth, but they couldn’t push find a way to push those runs across.
The Wild look to once again lock down a series win when game four of the five game series between the two teams goes on Sunday at 5:00p.m. CT from Rent One Park.
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 Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.