07/19/2016 12:00 AM -
Akron, Ohio – July 19th, 2016 – After last night’s pitching dual and the Dawgs 3-0 win over the Racers from three (3) home runs the two teams meet again at Firestone Stadium for game two of three in this three- game series in Akron, Ohio.
The Dawgs picked up where they left off in last night’s game when lead-off hitter, Kiki Stokes blasted a solo home-run to centerfield (1-0). After two free passes to Emilee Koerner and Nerissa Myers, a pop-up from Amanda Fama to Racers pitcher, Aimee Creger, and a fielders’ choice to third base off the bat of Madison Shipman the Dawgs brought up Lexi Overstreet who stroked a three-run bomb scoring Myers and Shipman (4-0). Overstreet’s homer brought in a pitching change for the Racers to second season pitcher, Laura Winters.
The Racers answered back quickly off the bat of Sam Fischer who reached on a fielders’ choice as shortstop, Christian Stokes, just missed the throw home to catcher, Taylore Fuller to put the tag on a speedy Taylor Schlopy coming in to score (4-1). In the second, Emily Crane reached on a base hit in the 3-4 hole followed by a stolen base to second. K. Stokes entered the batter’s box and this time taking it a little further, rocketed another home-run, her second (2) of the game and seventh (7) of the season (6-1).
The Dawgs shut down the Racers in the bottom of the second with help on the defensive end from Rookie of the Week and third baseman, Amanda Fama, who had a diving catch off the bat of Ashely Thomas for out number two, she then picked off Cassie Tysarczyk who was caught too far off of first base on Thomas’ hit.
After a scoreless third inning the Racers put two more runs across on a two-run home run from Tysarczyk in the bottom of the fourth (6-3). The fifth and sixth ended scoreless for both sides once again. Despite a pinch hit from Geri Ann Glasco, the rookie from Oregon, in the bottom of the sixth with two outs to right field.
In the seventh inning the Dawgs got on the board again with a solo bomb to right field from Myers nearly clearing the 300-foot fence (7-3). Myers homer makes that the Dawgs sixth (6) in two games. Ellen Reed, the winning pitcher for the Dawgs ended with game giving up just six (6) hits with three (3) strikeouts.
The Dawgs will be back at Firestone Stadium tomorrow July 20th, for the third and final game of this series against the Racers. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05pm ET.
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