LEAGUE CITY, Texas There was not much offense again on Thursday night at Big League Dreams as the Texas Thunder dropped a 1-0 decision to the visiting Akron Racers.
With the game scoreless in the sixth inning the and two outs Akron's catcher, Kristen Butler blasted a deep homerun to left center field for the only run of the game.
Outside of the homerun there was only one more threat in the game and it came from the Thunder. Rookie Danyele Gomez blasted a triple to left field, but she was left stranded there. In the inning, the Thunder would eventually load the bases, but they were unable to come up with the big hit.
Both pitchers looked dominant for much of the night in the circle, as Radara McHugh for the Racers allowed just two hits and Serena Settlemier allowed seven for the Thunder. McHugh earned her seventh victory of the season to five defeats, while Settlemier was the tough-luck loser and falls to 2-4.
The loss dropped the hometown Thunder to 15-15 on the season and two games
behind the Racers for the final playoff spot in the league. Akron improved to 16-13 on the year.
The Thunder will return to action on Friday night, July 20, for the third game of a four-game set with the Akron Racers. The Thunder will look to take a series lead over Akron after splitting the first two games. Team USA will then visit Texas for a four-game series beginning on Friday, July 28 and will through Sunday. Tickets are available by calling the Thunder office at (281) 403-2475.
Friday night all general admission tickets will again by buy two, get one free. Get three general admission tickets for the price of two and pay just $14.
Fans if you're unable to make it our to the field, visit the website and catch the action live being called by Terry Lewis.
For more information on the Texas Thunder or to purchase tickets, contact Aaron M. Moore, general manager, at (281) 403-2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on the team by visiting www.thunderprofastpitch.com. Special group packages are also available by calling the Thunder office.