Hempstead, NY -- Jodie Cox picked up her second win of the season as the Juggernaut extended its win streak to three games with a 3-2 victory over the Venezuelan National team. Cox had six strikeouts in 4.2 innings before giving way to Peaches James, who earned the save going 2.1 innings, picking up two strikeouts along the way.
The Juggernaut offense sparked early, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning. With two outs, Cox and Heather Scaglione had back-to-back walks off Venezuelan pitcher Hamange Bogado. Laura Taylor then hit a two RBI single to give the Juggernaut the lead. Kim Ogee followed with a single of her own, and an error by the right fielder allowed Scaglione to score from second base. Three runs was all the Juggernaut defense needed to pick up another win against Venezuela.
Venezuela got on the board in the fifth inning. Two hits, an RBI fielders choice, and a wild pitch cut the lead to one run. Peaches James came in to relieve Cox with the bases loaded and two outs, but shut the door on the Venezuelan team with a fly ball to third baseman Jackie Pasquerella.
The NY Juggernaut concludes their opening series against Venezuela Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., which will be broadcast on Telecare on Cablevision of Long Island on Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. Tickets to the opening series remain at just $5. Come out to the stadium for a fun time for all. For more information on the New York Juggernaut or for tickets, please call 631-385-1634 or visit the Juggernaut online at www.nynjjuggernaut.com