Fairfax, VA - Behind seven shutout innings by pitcher Desiree Serrano, the Washington Glory (17-5) defeated the Michigan Ice, 4-0, on Friday night at the George Mason Softball Complex.
Serrano (9-3) struck out eight, and allowed just three hits in her league leading ninth win of the season. The former Sun Devil allowed just one runner to get into scoring position on the night.
Jen Chamberlin provided the game-winning run in the fourth as she drove an 0-1 pitch by Ice starting pitcher, Keli Harrell deep to left, which was caught, but allowed Catalina Morris to score from third. Morris had reached base earlier in the inning as she tripled earlier in the inning.
Washington scored two more runs in the fifth on Amber Jackson's fifth home run of the season. Stephanie Best, who scored on the blast, drew a walk in her plate appearance while pinch hitting for Jessica Moore.
Sara Larquier took the league lead in home runs with six in the sixth inning with a two-out solo home run to left.
Michigan's Elana Meyers recorded two hits on the day to lead the Ice offensively. Boo Ervin collected the only other hit for Michigan on the night. Harrell pitched a complete game six innings for the Ice, allowing four runs on six hits, while striking out two and walking four.
The Glory will host the Ice tomorrow night at 7:05 pm in the third game of the four game series. Tickets 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