Ellen Renfroe Reed Photo by Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
The Woodlands, TX (June 19, 2016) – The Dawgs faced the Dallas Charge for a double header on Sunday.
The Dawgs were first to score against the Charge. A walk to Britt Vonk and a steal allowed the Dawgs to be in scoring position. Nerissa Myers came in clutch with an RBI single to center field to score Vonk from second and put the Dawgs on the board (0-1).
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Kiki Stokes led off with a walk, followed by Emily Crane’s bunt single to first base to put two Dawgs on base. Vonk laid down a bunt to make that back-to-back bunt singles for the Dawgs. With the bases loaded, Emilee Koerner hit an RBI single to center to bring in two runners and Myers hit another RBI single to score Vonk to add another run for the Dawgs (0-4).
Starting pitcher Rachel Fox had an outstanding five innings, with only one walk and a solid defense behind her. Amanda Fama and Christian Stokes were a brick wall and did not allow a ball to go through the left side.
With the Dawgs in the lead, Kiki Stokes hit a solo bomb off of Charge pitcher Jill Compton, who entered the circle for Lauren Haeger, to add one more run (0-5).
Ellen Renfroe Reed finished in the circle and the Dawgs took the win over the Charge (0-5).
In the second game against the Charge, the Dawgs started pitcher Sara Driesenga. The Charge were the first to jump on the board, with a walk to Taylor Gadbois, and a triple from Renada Davis to score Gadbois from first. Lauren Haeger also batted in a run to make it 2-0. The Charge continued in the second inning, with a line drive hit to Fama that tipped her glove and scored another run (3-0). With bases loaded, Haeger hit a single to right to score two more runs for the Charge (5-0).
In the fourth inning, Christian Stokes led off with a walk and Taylore Fuller singled to left to get the Dawgs on base. Amanda Fama hit a ground ball to the Charge pitcher Morgan Melloh, who threw the ball near the base path, and Fama and Attfield collided at first, which resulted in a run for the Dawgs (5-1). Fuller followed by scoring on a passed ball from the catcher and Kiki Stokes hit a sac fly to center to score another run (5-3).
Ellen Renfroe Reed finished in the circle for the Dawgs and had three strikeouts and just one walk. The Dawgs made the comeback and Taylore Fuller hit a walk-off homerun to take the series and win the last game against the Charge (5-6).
The Dawgs will face the Chicago Bandits on Tuesday night at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex.
About the Dallas Charge:
The Dallas Charge, headquartered in McKinney, TX, began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dallas Charge at http://www.dallascharge.com.
What’s New with the Scrap Yard Dawgs?
Tickets are now on sale for all Scrap Yard Dawgs 2016 home games at http://www.ScrapYardDawgs.com. The Dawgs have also opened their online store and apparel can now be purchased by all Dawgs fans!
About the Scrap Yard Dawgs:
The Scrap Yard Dawgs will begin competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs will provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. 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 names 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 and has been since 2002.
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