MONTCLAIR, NJ - After only getting two infield singles off of Akron starter Brandee McArthur through five innings, the NY/NJ Juggernaut scored four runs with two outs in the sixth inning to pull out the 4-3, late-inning victory against the Akron Racers.
Catcher Lindsey Collins' three-run double tied the game at three after singles by second baseman Carri Leto, first baseman Kellie Wilkerson, and shortstop Lyndsey Klein loaded the bases. Pinch hitter Lisa Iancin quickly put the Nauts ahead 4-3 when she scored Collins with a base-hit through the left side. Collins, Leto, Wilkerson, and Klein were all 1-for-3 on the night. Akron starter, McArthur allowed seven hits, one walk, and three earned runs over the course of six innings.
Juggernaut starter Amanda Scott would only need the one-run lead as she pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the victory. The three runs scored by Akron were all unearned as Scott pitched a complete seven innings, giving up nine hits, one walk, and no earned runs.
Akron began the scoring in the third when catcher Jenn Poore hit a two-out two-run double down the right field line. Poore went 2-for-4 with two RBI on the night. Leftfielder Heather Wright began the inning with a leadoff base-hit and two-outs later centerfielder Iyhia McMichael reached first on an error by shortstop Lyndsey Klein. McMichael also had a multi-hit night, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
The Racers tacked on another run in the fourth when third baseman Lindsay Wood scored on a throwing error by Collins.
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