It was the worst lost ever for the Reno Pride softball team since its inception in July of last year. In its second season, the final regular game of the season was a devastating 15-2 loss to the Avengers. The lost possibly puts Reno Pride out of the playoffs with a 4-4 record tied with the Rejects.
Monday night’s game was the regular end of the season. There is a make-up game on Monday, June 26 against the Rejects, likely for the third and final spot from Monday night’s league to move into the play-offs. The game is set for 8:40 pm on field 2 at the Reno Sports Complex. Reno Pride defeated the Rejects by one run 10-9 in their first meeting this season. Everyone is invited to cheer Reno Pride on.
Another make-up game against the LP Attitudes has not been scheduled as of press time. The game has been cancelled due to field conditions following the rain on Monday June 12.
In the regular season finale, The Avengers exploded with 11 runs in the first inning on 5 Reno Pride errors. For Pride in the first inning it was three up and three down.
In the bottom of fifth inning it was 15-1, with Reno Pride needing 5 runs to stay alive. The “blue” called the game at the end of the 5 innings, using the mercy rule, another first for Reno Pride.
The normally explosive bats of the team were silenced as the Avengers split the season with Pride. Pride won the first game 14-9 in the first half of the Monday night City of Reno Co-Ed novice softball league. The Avengers were the OCS (Original Christian Squad) in the Summer league.
Troy Perkins-Edwards, who created the team in April of last year simply to play softball has been out-of-town many of the games this year. Last year, when the team lost he was teased about not being there to yell at his players. The reigns of the team were shared the first season with Elaina Galeazzi.
Last season Reno Pride and OSC both were in the semi-final games in the tournament.
Reno Pride has developed into Reno Pride Sports, through the efforts of Ms. Galeazzi and support of Perkins-Edwards, to build and grow recreational sports in western Nevada. Anyone interested in playing softball, kickball, pickle ball, or bowl should contact the group via its facebook page: Reno Pride Sports. Plans are underway to recruit enough players for a team in the upcoming City of Reno Co-Ed Novice Softball Summer league.
Games in the summer league will be on Friday and not Monday as all the spots in Monday night’s division were full. The summer league starts on July 24th. Contact Reno Pride Sports.