ROSEMONT, Ill. — With the score at 2-0 in the bottom half of the sixth inning in favor of the USSSA Florida Pride, the clouds above Rosemont Stadium opened up, causing a downpour and suspending the game.
Through five innings, Pride pitcher Sarah Pauly tossed five scoreless while allowing just a Danielle Zymkowitz single. On the flip side, Bandits pitcher Jamee Juarez allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, with Pride catcher Megan Willis and infielder Ashley Charters each driving in one run on singles in the fourth inning.
Despite the ruling, the Chicago Bandits will honor their original offer of inviting fans with tickets to the Saturday, Aug 13 game back to the park for the Aug 14 game. Seating for patrons of Aug 13 will be based on availability and will most likely feature outfield or standing room tickets.
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.
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.
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 News!