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PA Rebellion Win Final Home Game and Series of the Season with 5-2 Victory Over Dallas Charge

Chaley Brickey Photo by Ryan Breiding Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

 

Washington, PA (August 7, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Rebellion and the Dallas Charge concluded a three-game series today at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, PA Sunday. The fans on hand for the final PA home game of the 2016 season saw an exciting game as the Rebellion were victorious by a final score of 5-2.

The scoring started early when, in the bottom of the 1st, Rebellion Center Fielder Kayla Winkfield came across to score the first run of the game on a throwing error from Charge Shortstop Renada Davis, and it was 1-0 PA.

The Charge, however, would respond quickly. Some two-out lightning in the 2nd saw Dallas take their first lead of the evening. An RBI single by Right Fielder Nadia Taylor, followed by an RBI double by First Baseman Kaitlyn Richardson, put the Charge in front, 2-1.

The Rebellion took the lead back for good in the bottom of the 3rd. First Baseman Stacey Porter kicked off the festivities with an RBI double. That was shortly followed by a bunt from Mandy Ogle, which scored another run. The third run of the frame scored on a sacrifice fly from Shortstop Chaley Brickey, and just like that, the Rebellion jumped ahead 4-2.

Pennsylvania would add an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th when, after a double from Brickey, Designated Player Courtney Senas came through with an RBI single. The run extended the Rebellion lead to 5-2.

The Rebellion were paced in the circle by a solid start from Pitcher Emma Johnson. She tossed four innings, allowing just a pair of runs on four hits while striking out three. Rookie Pitcher Madi Osias entered in relief in the fifth and threw three scoreless frames for the save.

Today’s POWERHANDZ Player of the Game is Rebellion Shortstop Chaley Brickey. She was 1-1 with a double, walk, sac fly, RBI, and a run scored. For the plethora of stats as well as a few defensive gems, she earns herself the player of the game honor.

The Rebellion (16-28) will hit the road to start a six-game trip to Texas to conclude their season. They battle the Scrap Yard Dawgs in a series starting on Tuesday night. The Charge (16-28) will head home for their final home stand of the year, which starts Tuesday evening against the Chicago Bandits. Catch all the action on NPFTV on profastpitch.com.

 

 

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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 www.dallascharge.com.

About the Pennsylvania Rebellion:
The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In their third season in the league, 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.  For more information about the Pennsylvania Rebellion, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724-250-9555. 

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success.  The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series.  The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
 
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