Monica Abbott (Scrap Yard Dawgs) and Taylor Edwards (Scrap Yard Dawgs) Photo by Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Rosemont, IL (August 2, 2017) - Monica Abbott was nearly perfect with a Scrap Yard Dawgs first no hitter in program history with only one hit by pitch and 18 strikeouts! This was Abbott’s fourth no hitter in her professional career.
The Dawgs came out swinging in the top of the first scoring two runs off a bases loaded single from Britt Vonk.
A solo shot by Brittany Cervantes in the third extends the Dawgs lead to three.
After a lead off base hit from Allexis Bennett, a single up the middle from Cervantes advances Bennett to third. A sac fly to left from Taylor Edwards scores Bennett making it 4-0.
Another lead off base hit from Bennett and a walk drawn by Nerissa Myers gives the Dawgs two runners on in the top of the 7th. Cervantes hits into a fielder’s choice catching Myers at second putting runners on first and third with Edwards up.
Edwards hits another sac fly, this time in right field foul territory, to score Bennett from third.
With three more strikeouts Abbott ends the game in style.
The Scrap Yard Dawgs began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs provides 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.
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, 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.