Washington, PA - July 17, 2014 - The Akron Racers were the last to cross the finish line as outfielder Jill Barrett delivered the game winning hit in the top of the seventh to send the Racers home with a 5-3 victory over the Pennsylvania Rebellion Thursday at CONSOL Energy Park.
The Rebellion’s pitcher, Dallas Escobedo, suffered the loss while the Racers thrower Hannah Campbell got the win in relief for the Racers. Hannah Campbell pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed one run.
The Racers jumped out to an early lead in the top of the third as a triple by Barrett, a RBI single by Charlotte Morgan and a sacrifice-fly by Jessica Garcia gave the Racers a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Rebellion began to inch closer as a RBI single by outfielder Brittney Lindley made it 3-1. With no outs and to lead off the bottom of the fifth, designated player Courtney Liddle blasted a solo homer to trim the deficit 3-2. With bases loaded in the sixth, infielder Jennifer Salling capitalized on a one-and-two count by smacking an infield RBI single to tie the game at three a piece.
However, Barrett’s go-ahead single in the top of the seventh gave the Akron the 5-4 lead. The Racers tacked on an insurance run as Barrett reached home on an illegal pitch by Rebellion hurler Sarah Pauly.
The Rebellion and the Racers return to action for game three of the series on Monday, July 21 at 7:05 p.m. EDT. For tickets and/or group packages, contact the CONSOL Energy Park Box Office at 724.250.7412. For the fans cheering from home, all of the action can be found online at www.msasports.net/broadcasts.
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