Maddie O'Brien Bunting of Pennsylvania Rebellion Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
WASHINGTON, PA. – July 27, 2015 —The PA Rebellion fell to the Dallas Charge in extras on Monday, July 27 at CONSOL Energy Park in what was a very evenly matched contest. Dallas Escobedo pitched a gem for the Rebellion, going eight innings allowing just five hits and three runs while striking out three but suffering the loss. Jolene Henderson received the win for Dallas.
The Rebellion jumped off to an early lead in the bottom of the first when Haruna Sakamoto hit an infield single and then advanced to second on an error, Alexa Peterson then drove her in with a base hit of her own to give the Rebellion a one-run lead. PA later added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth when Peterson ripped a lead off double to right field followed by a RBI single by Alisa Goler.
The Charge would tie it up in the top of the sixth when Nadia Taylor hit a two-run ground rule double. Escobedo pitched out of the deficit without giving up the lead, however.
A scoreless seventh took the Rebellion to their eighth extra-inning contest of the season. With neither team plating runs in the eighth, Taylor proved detrimental to PA yet again in the later innings when she belted a solo home run on the first pitch of the ninth. PA was unable to mount a comeback in their final at-bat giving the game one victory to Dallas.
The Rebellion will finish their two game series with the Dallas tomorrow July 28. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from CONSOL Energy Park. For tickets, 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.