CHANTILLY, VA -- Catalina Morris tied the game at one in the first with an RBI single then delivered again with an RBI double in the fifth two break the 2-2 tie and send the Glory to their 20th victory on the season, 3-2 over Rockford on Saturday night.
Morris' two RBI performance was the fourth time this season she's driven in multiple runs for the Glory in a game this season. The other Glory run came on Oli Keohohou's ninth home run of the season in the third inning, putting her on top of the NPF home run standings, one ahead of teammate Courtney Bures.
Erin Evans led off the game with a home run for
Sarah Pauly, who went through the line-up twice without recording a strikeout, then struck out five of the next 12 batters she faced, including Tonya Callahan twice. Callahan had homered off Pauly in the first game of the series and the second strikeout ended the game. Pauly improved her record to 10-2 on the season, becoming the first pitcher in the NPF this season to reach 10 wins.
Defense played an important role again in tonight's game. With one out in the seventh,
Thunder third baseman Shanna Diller played a terrific game defensively by snaring a couple of hard line drives in the fourth. The first line drive was misplayed at first base as an error was charged to Callahan. Diller then made a nice catch on a line drive off the bat of Bures with one out and the bases loaded.
The two teams line up again in the finale Sunday night at 7:05 p.m. at the Westfield Softball Complex.