Dallas Escobedo Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
WASHINGTON, PA, June 10, 2015 – Headlined by two strong pitching performances the PA Rebellion suffered a 5-0 loss to the Chicago Bandits on Wednesday, June 10. Chicago’s starting pitcher Michelle Gascoigne picked up the win while PA pitcher Dallas Escobedo was given the loss.
The game was nothing short of a pitcher’s duel between Escobedo and Gascoigne. Both pitchers were extremely effective, but Gascoigne was the eventual victor. The two pitchers went back and forth until Chicago short stop Tammy Williams hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning scoring center fielder Emily Allard. The Bandits would add two more runs on a double by first baseman Megan Blank to make it 3-0 Chicago.
Chicago brought in two more runs in the top of the seventh inning on a single from Allard that scored designated player Sammy Marshall, and left fielder Brenna Moss scoring on the throw from left field in the same play.
Gascoigne took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. It was then broken up by Lara Andrews’ single to right field. PA first baseman Alisa Goler also notched a hit in the bottom of the sixth.
Escobedo pitched deep into the game, however the Rebellion’s offense was not able to score any runs to help out her strong performance. The final score was 5-0 Chicago. Escobedo finished her 6.2-inning performance with four strikeouts and allowing only two walks.
The Rebellion will take to the road when they open up a four game series against Akron Racers beginning June 10. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM on June 11. Fans can catch all of the away action at msasports.com/broadcast.
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. 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 name 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 since 2002.