08/02/2016 12:00 AM -
Tallahassee, Florida – August 2nd, 2016 – The Dawgs played their final game of this four-game series at JoAnne Graf Field home of the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida.
Britt Vonk started the final game series off right with a textbook bunt to reach first base safely. Nerissa Myers stepped in clutch to score Vonk once again giving the Dawgs an early lead scoring first (1-0).
The Dawgs backed it up on the defensive end as well with a 1-2-3 inning in the first. The first two outs from the glove of shortstop, Madison Shipman on a ground out by Haylie McCleney and the second when she caught a hot line drive from Kelly Kretschman. The final out came with the help of Amanda Fama at third base, who tracked a foul ball near the third base dugout off the bat of Shelby Pendley making an impressive over the shoulder catch to leave no runners on for the Pride.
In the bottom of the third, the Pride put runners on first and second but a deep fly ball at the warning track from Pendley was caught by right fielder and former Ragin Cajun’, Christi Orgeron, to keep the Pride scoreless for the third straight inning.
The starting battery for the Dawgs made up of Rachel Fox and catcher, Meagan May Whitley is given relief from Monica Abbott in the circle with Taylore Fuller behind the dish in the bottom of the fifth. Fox ended the game giving up just two hits with one strikeout on the night.
The Pride made the same move in the top of the sixth inning when relief pitcher, Jordan Taylor entered the circle to replace Keilani Ricketts as well as, Aubree Munro taking over the catching duties from Chelsea Goodacre.
In their final at bat, the Dawgs continued to fight, after taking a walk, Fuller is thrown out at second on a bunt from Orgeron. A warning track shot to centerfield from Emily Crane is just caught by McCleney followed by a repeat deep fly ball from Vonk to end the side. Abbott ended the game with a strikeout to Kelsey Stewart.
Despite a tough start at the beginning of the series the Dawgs take game four from the Pride in their last game on the road with a 1-0 win.
The Dawgs will be back in action at the Scrap Yard on August 4th in a three-game series against the Akron Racers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30pm CDT. Be sure to come out and see the Scrap Yard Dawgs in action!
What’s New with the Scrap Yard Dawgs?
Tickets are now on sale for all Scrap Yard Dawgs 2016 home games at www.ScrapYardDawgs.com. The Dawgs have also opened their online store and apparel can now be purchased by all Dawgs fans!
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About the Scrap Yard Dawgs
The Scrap Yard Dawgs will begin competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs will provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
About the NPF
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. 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 and has been since 2002.