07/23/2016 12:00 AM -
Conroe, Texas – July 23rd, 2016- The Dawgs are back home for game two against the Dallas Charge.
After a walk-off win in last nights’ contest featuring the Charge from the bat of Amanda Fama the Dawgs were eager to continue their momentum for tonight.
However, the Charge were the first to score in the top of the second after Kaylyn Castillo took a walk from pitcher, Ellen Reed bringing up Kaitlyn Richardson who hit a shot to center-right field scoring Castillo from first (1-0).
The Dawgs answered back on the defensive end as Fama snagged a hard grounder for out number one. A base hit from Taylor Gadbois would result in out number two after she attempted to steal second but catcher, Taylore Fuller with a cannon to Madison Shipman got her on the tag. The third out came from Reed herself, with a strikeout to Renada Davis.
After a scoreless third inning the Charge were in scoring position from a double off the bat of Kylee Lahners who was then moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Lauren Haeger. A walk to Castillo put runners on first and third. Kiki Stokes caught a hot line drive from Richardson for the second out. Another strikeout to Brianna Cherry from Reed would leave runners stranded.
The Charge loaded the bases in the top of the fifth but the Dawgs smoothly worked their way out of the jam with a pop up to Shipman from Davis for one out. Reed continued to hold her own with a strikeout to Kylee Lahners for two. The Charge finally broke through with a two-run single from Haeger to score Danielle Henderson and Vicky Glasso (3-0).
In the top of the sixth the Dawgs enter a new battery to replace Fuller and Reed. The new pitcher, her sister, Ivy Renfroe and catching, Meagan May Whitley. Reed ended the night with an impressive five (5) strikeouts. A double from Nadia Taylor followed by a hit in the 5-6 hole from Glasso put runners on third and first again for the Charge. Renfroe remained composed with a strikeout to Gadbois to bring the Dawgs up to bat.
K. Stokes takes a hit to the arm to reach first base. Breja’e Washington keeps the Dawgs alive with a single to left field. Haeger gets Myers to strikeout to bring on the final inning.
An impressive double play gave the Dawgs the first two outs in the seventh. Davis reached first on a walk and reached third on a throwing error from May Whitley. Lahners grounded out to Renfroe making a play to first baseman, Lexi Overstreet, who threw a bullet to third where Davis was leading too far off and was picked off by Fama. A strikeout to Castillo would end the side and carry the momentum for the Dawgs into the seventh.
A solo blast to left field from Shipman put the Dawgs on the board in their last at bat but was not enough to out hit the Charge (3-1).
The Dawgs will be back at home tomorrow for the final game of this Dallas series. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00pm CT.
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