Scrap Yard Dawgs Photo by Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
The Woodlands, TX (June 21, 2016) – The Dawgs faced the Chicago Bandits for game one of the series.
The Dawgs had no trouble scoring first, with a single from Emily Crane to lead the game off. Britt Vonk followed with a slap to Lacey Waldrop, who threw the ball in the dirt to first base and allowed Crane to score and Vonk to advance to third (0-1). Emilee Koerner dropped a bunt and scored Vonk from third base (0-2).
The Dawgs continued in the fourth inning, with a hit by pitch to Taylore Fuller, a single from Renee Erwin, and another single from Amanda Fama to load the bases. Kiki Stokes had a quality at bat and walked to bring in a run (0-3). Waldrop retired two batters, but the Dawgs left fielder Koerner hit a two-out double to put three more runs on the board (0-6).
Monica Abbott had three strikeouts and just two walks through five innings. Rachel Fox entered the circle for the Dawgs and allowed one run, but Abbott reentered and finished the game. With bases loaded, Brenna Moss hit a ground ball to Vonk, who had a throwing error to Fuller, and the Bandits scored two runs (3-6).
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Breja’e Washington beat the throw to first, stole second, and advanced to third on the overthrow. Kiki Stokes followed with a sac fly to center to bring in Washington (3-7).
The Dawgs shut down the Bandits and Abbott finished with six strikeouts. The Dawgs face the Bandits tomorrow for game two of the series at 7:30pm.
Player of the Game: Emilee Koerner
About the Chicago Bandits:
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May-Johnson, Emily Allard and Tammy Williams. The three-time NPF Champions, who are owned by Bill Sokolis, play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women’s professional team. The 2016 season will be the Bandits’ 12th season in the NPF.
What’s New with the Scrap Yard Dawgs?
Tickets are now on sale for all Scrap Yard Dawgs 2016 home games at www.ScrapYardDawgs.com. The Dawgs have also opened their online store and apparel can now be purchased by all Dawgs fans!
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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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