07/22/2016 12:00 AM -
Conroe, Texas – July 22nd, 2016 – The Dawgs are back home at the Scrap Yard against the Dallas Charge for a three game series.
After a long two-week road trip, the Dawgs went right back to work at home against the Dallas Charge. The Charge had bases loaded in the first but would go no further when Kiki Stokes made a diving catch in left field off the bat of Kaitlyn Richardson to keep Dallas scoreless. K. Stokes started the Dawgs offense as well, with a shot over the head of shortstop, Renada Davis to reach first. Oklahoma State Alum, Mikela Manewa followed suite with a hit up the middle but the Dawgs could not manage to get a run across home.
The second, third, and fourth innings end scoreless as both teams battle to be the first on the board. In the top of the fifth, Dawgs pitcher, Monica Abbott continued to work hard in the circle getting Brianna Cherry to hit a slow roller at shortstop, Madison Shipman for out number one. A strikeout to Ashley Burkhardt would put two away when Davis approached the plate popping out to centerfielder, Emily Crane, making it a 1-2-3 inning for the Dawgs.
The Dawgs ignited in the bottom of the fifth with two outs. Crane reached first on a free pass followed by a shot to right field from K. Stokes allowing Crane to get to third with her wheels as Stokes dove into second. An intentional walk to Nerissa Myers, who came in for Manewa loaded the bases for the Dawgs. A deep fly ball to right field just caught off the bat of Koerner would end the side.
The sixth inning heated up again for the Dawgs as Shipman and Taylore Fuller both reached first and second respectively on walks. But Charge pitcher, Morgan Melloh sat down Lexi Overstreet to head to the seventh. Abbott was tremendous in the circle tonight for the Dawgs with nine (9) strikeouts giving up just three (3) hits.
With two runners on in the bottom of the seventh from back-to-back walks once again in Myers and Koerner. The Dawgs took seven free passes tonight from Melloh. Clean-up hitter, Amanda Fama stepped into the box and putting the pressure on the defense hit a shot to third baseman, Nadia Taylor who miss threw the target to first base resulting in Myers scoring in walk-off fashion for the Dawgs (1-0).
The Dawgs will be back in action tomorrow July 23rd for game two against the Dallas Charge. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm CT.
What’s New with the Scrap Yard Dawgs?
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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.