Hempstead, NY--On a beautiful Fathers Day at Hofstra University Stadium, the Juggernaut took the series from the Stratford Brakettes winning game four with a score of 1-0. Jodie Cox remains unbeaten on the mound, picking up her season high sixth win of the season. Cox registered six strikeouts to limit the Brakettes lineup to one hit. Ryan Realmuto hit the game winning, pinch hit single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Trena Peel had a great day at the plate going 2-for-3 with a triple.
Jodie Cox pitched a no hitter through 4 1/3 innings before allowing the only hit of the day to Callie Piper. Only three other Stratford players reached base, as Cox had just three walks on the day. The left hander from California continues to dominate, as opposing hitters are batting only .126 off of Cox.
Brakettes starter Sarah Pauly allowed back to back singles in the fourth inning to Laura Taylor and Jodie Cox, but it was not enough as the Juggernaut could not push a run across the plate. Peel hit a two out triple off the left centerfield fence in the fifth inning, but Pauly was able to get out of the jam.
The game was scoreless into the bottom of the seventh inning. Kim Ogee recorded her first hit of the day with a one out single to left field. Chelsea Spencer executed a perfect sacrifice bunt to follow, advancing Ogee to second to set up the winning run in scoring position. Pinch hitter, Ryan Realmuto, came up clutch with two outs, knocking in her seventh RBI of the season with a single to left field to score Ogee.
The New York Juggernaut head to a neutral site on Thursday, June 23rd to take on the Chinese National Team. The game will be played at Montville Municipal Field at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $10 general admission. The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a free Juggernaut bracelet courtesy of Gary Hoffman and Delta Brokerage. New York then returns home to Hofstra University Softball Stadium to conclude the series on Friday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m. For more information or tickets, please call 631-385-1634 or visit the Juggernaut online at www.nynjjuggernaut.com.
(photo courtesy of David Saffran, NY Juggernaut Photographer)