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FAIRCHILD’S TWO-OUT SINGLE GIVES NAUTS 1-0 WIN

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- The NY/NJ Juggernaut (27-16) swept their doubleheader against the Arizona Heat (13-29) with a 1-0 win in the nightcap.

The only run of the game came in the fourth inning when catcher Germaine Fairchild singled to left with two outs to score shortstop Lyndsey Klein. Klein led the inning off with a double to the left field fence. Fairchild led the Nauts offensively going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Klein also had two hits, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double.

Juggernaut starter Kaci Clark kept the Heat scoreless, pitching seven full innings, giving up no runs on three hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts. Tarrah Beyster took the loss for Arizona, giving up one run on six hits, one walk, and one strikeout.

Third baseman Becky Turi, shortstop Nancy Evans, and leftfielder Katie Gutierrez each had a hit for the Heat. The Juggernaut now travel to New England for a three-game road trip, and will return home for a three-game series against the first-place Akron Racers.

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