Jessica Mendoza clubbed two home runs, but it wasn't enough to carry the USSSA Pride (1-1) to a win on Friday, as the USSSA Pride fell to the Akron Racers (1-1) 8-7 at Rosemont Stadium.
Mendoza racked up six RBIs on three hits for the USSSA Pride. She tripled in the second inning and homered in the first and seventh innings.
Sharonda McDonald delivered a big hit off the bench in the six.. Her pinch-hit single was the key moment in the Akron Racers' one-run win.
With the Akron Racers trailing by one in the sixth inning, McDonald came to the plate and singled.
Sam Marder blasted two home runs for the Akron Racers. Marder went 2-3 in the game with four RBIs and two runs scored. Marder homered in the first and sixth innings.
The Akron Racers were in a difficult situation in the fourth inning before they recovered for the win.
It was a good day at the plate for the Akron Racers' Lisa Modglin. Modglin went 3-4, drove in one and scored one run. She doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the third and sixth innings.
Lisa Norris recorded her first win of the year for the Akron Racers. She allowed three runs over six innings. She struck out 10, walked none and surrendered seven hits.
Cat Osterman was charged with her first loss of the year. She lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed two runs.