A magnificent effort by Jessica Mendoza led the USSSA Pride (2-1) to a 9-7 win over the Akron Racers (1-2) on Saturday at Rosemont Stadium.
Mendoza racked up seven RBIs on two hits for the USSSA Pride. She homered in the third and sixth innings.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with four lead changes.
Nicole Pauly racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Akron Racers. She singled in the first innings and homered in the fifth inning.
Sarah Pauly improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the USSSA Pride. She allowed two runs over six innings. Pauly struck out four, walked one and gave up seven hits.
Lisa Norris (1-1) took the loss for the Akron Racers. She lasted just 3 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed five runs.