Nadia Taylor Photo by: Allie Martinez courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
San Marcos (June 17, 2017) — It was a victorious homecoming for the Charge Saturday in San Marcos, as Texas outdueled the Akron Racers 5-2 at Bobcat Softball Stadium.
Returning to Texas State following a week-long road trip, the Charge (6-4) were fueled by a monster game from Nadia Taylor and another gem courtesy of pitcher Dallas Escobedo.
Taylor finished 2 for 2 with four RBIs in the victory, while Escobedo struck out 11 in her six innings of work en route to picking up the win.
Brittany Mack-Oakes tossed a scoreless seventh frame to keep her season ERA spotless and register the save.
Texas went to work early against Akron starter Sara Groenewegen, as Taylor ripped a two-RBI single to right-center field in the first to plate Bailey Landry and Brittany Gomez.
The Racers countered with one run in the top of the third, but the Charge tacked on three more in the bottom half of the frame. Landry hit a leadoff home run to center field — her first of the season — and Taylor sent a two-run blast over the left-field fence two batters later.
Landry and Taylor each posted multi-hit outings for Texas, while Koral Costa and Taylor Gadbois each notched singles.
Texas and Akron are scheduled to meet again today at 1:05 p.m. in San Marcos.
Game Time: 7:05 PM CT
Vaultz® Lock it Up! ® Player of the Game: Nadia Taylor (Texas Charge)
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.