Fairfax, VA - The Washington Glory (13-5) were edged by the Akron Racers (10-4), 2-0 on Saturday night at the George Mason Complex. The score
remained tied at zero until a two-run home run by Iyhia McMichael in the top of the sixth.
McMichael's two run shot was her fifth home run of the season, which is tied for the league lead with the Glory's Sara Larquier. Veronica Wootson scored on the blast after reaching safely on a fielders choice.
Washington left 10 runners stranded on the night, including leaving the bases loaded twice in the second and fifth innings. With one out in the second inning, Nichole Thompson doubled to left center, which was followed by back-to-back walks by Jessica Moore and Callie Piper. Akron starting pitcher Jamee Juarez was able to get out of the jam by forcing Stephanie Best to fly out, and and a ground out by Nicole Barber. Juarez got out of the fifth inning after Larquier fouled out to the catcher, and a long fly ball out by Thompson.
Juarez improved to 5-1 on the season as she pitched a six-hit shutout. Desiree Serrano received the loss but pitched well, allowing just two runs on five hits, while striking out six.
Washington will host Akron in a game three of the series on Sunday afternoon at 3:05 pm. Tickets for all games are available by calling 703.362.4464 or they can be purchased at the stadium the day of the game. Tickets for future games can also be purchased online at www.washingtonglory.com