Nadia Taylor (TX) Photo by Allie Martinez -Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
SAN MARCOS, TX (June 9, 2017) — Lauren Haeger’s first start of 2017 was spoiled by the Scrap Yard Dawgs Friday night at Texas State’s Bobcat Softball Stadium, also home of the Texas Charge of National Pro Fastpitch.
The Texas Charge right-hander gave up a pair of three-run home runs in the first two frames against the Dawgs in a 9-4 loss.
The Scrap Yard Dawgs (1-1) added a third three-run bomb against reliever Jill Compton in the third to grab a command 9-0 lead.
The Charge (1-1) saw Amanda Kamekona tally a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth against Dawgs southpaw Monica Abbott to put her team on the board. Nadia Taylor added a solo shot in the sixth — her second of the season and Mandy Ogle recorded an RBI sac fly in the seventh.
The comeback bid fell short thanks to the early fireworks provided by the Scrap Yard Dawgs’ Taylor Edwards, Nerissa Myers and Alisa Goler, who all connected on three-run blasts.
Monica Abbott picked up the win after tossing four frames and striking out seven.
Texas Charge relievers Emily Vincent and Brittany Mack-Oakes each worked two scoreless frames in the setback.
The current series now shifts to Conroe for the final three games. The Texas Charge and Scrap Yard Dawgs play at 7:05 pm CT and have a scheduled doubleheader Sunday at 1:05 pm CT and 4:05 pm CT.
Game Time: 2 hours, 39 minutes
Vaultz® Lock it Up! ® Player of the Game: Taylor Edwards (SYD) (2 for 3, 1 2B, 1HR, 3 RBI)
The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team, headquartered in New Braunfels, TX, began competition in the league in 2015. The Charge provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Austin area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dallas Charge at www.texascharge.net
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 NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.