2017 NPF

Championship Series

August 17-20


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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NY/NJ Juggernaut opened the season with a three- game sweep of the New England Riptide, which was capped off by Thursday's 2-0 win.

NY/NJ starting pitcher Amanda Scott, got all the run support she needed in the first inning when second baseman Carri Leto scored on a sacrifice fly by first baseman Kellie Wilkerson. Leto was walked by Riptide pitcher Leigh Ann Ellis to lead off the inning, stole second on the next pitch and then advanced to third on a passed ball by the Riptide catcher.

Up until the seventh inning, New England had only managed one hit off of Scott. However, in the seventh inning, the Riptide strung together three singles by first baseman Lyndsey Angus, right fielder Sara Jewett, and designated hitter Meg Young to load the bases and threaten the Juggernaut 2-0 lead.

Scott quickly ended the rally and the game by striking out centerfielder LaDonia Hughes. Scott struck out six, allowed no runs, four hits, and two walks over a complete seven innings.

The Juggernaut pushed across an insurance run in the sixth when catcher Lindsey Collins led off the inning with a single to right. Collins was the only Juggernaut player with multiple hits on the night, finishing 2-for-3.

Sarah Hershman entered the game as a pinch-runner for Collins, and advanced to third on a wild pitch and fielder’s choice, and then scored on another wild pitch by Ellis. Ellis allowed one earned run on two hits, walked three, while striking out five over six innings.

The Juggernauts will now go on the road for a week to take on the Arizona Heat and the Texas Thunder.

Score by Innings
New England Riptide.. 000 000 0 - 0 4 1
NY/NJ Juggernaut...... 100 001 X - 2 5 1

June 5-7 NY/NJ Juggernaut at Arizona Heat, 10:35 pm EDT (3)
June 9-11 NY/NJ Juggernaut at Texas Thunder, 8:35 pm EDT (3)

Kristen Zimmerman
Media Relations
NY/NJ Juggernaut