Emily Weiman of Pennsylvania Rebellion Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
WASHINGTON, PA. – July 16, 2015 —The Pennsylvania Rebellion came into Thursday night’s game looking to complete a four-game sweep of the Dallas Charge, but thanks to two home run balls in the first and fourth innings, Dallas was able to prevent the sweep and pull out a 3-0 victory. Vanessa Stokes earned the win for the Charge while Miranda Kramer took the home defeat.
Pennsylvania looked to carry over the offensive momentum gained from last night’s 1-0 victory as back-to-back singles from Whitney Arion and Haruna Sakamoto began the evening for the Rebellion. Stokes, however, was able to work out of the early jam and eventually hit her groove in the circle. Stokes pitched 5.1 innings of scoreless softball en route to her fifth victory of the season.
After being held scoreless last night, the Charge wasted no time getting their bats going in this one. Taylor Thom hit a solo home run that gave the Charge a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Nicole Morgan extended the lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning with a two run blast of her own off of reliever Emily Weiman.
Despite getting runners on base, including a bases loaded situation in the sixth, the Rebellion were unable to score against Stokes and the Dallas defense, resulting in the 3-0 defeat.
PA will next be in action when they visit the USSSA Pride Saturday, July 18 in Kissimmee, FL. This will kick off a four-game road series for the Rebellion. Fans can listen in to Alfonso Ferrari with the play-by-play at msasports.net/broadcasts. For tickets to any future Rebellion game; please visit the Rebellion front office, call 724-250-9555 or visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com
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.