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Force Nipped by Glory

Force nipped by Glory

 

Allentown, Pa. The Washington Glory used two long balls to defeat the Philadelphia Force by a score of 4-3. With the win, the Glory moved two games ahead of the Force in the NPF standings.

 

The Glory struck very early on starter Megan Gibson. Lead-off batter Nicole Barber sent Gibson’s third pitch of the game off of the top, and then over, the center field fence for her fifth home run of the season. The defending champions would add another tally in the first frame as Jessica Moore doubled to follow Barber. Two outs later, she was still at second base when Sara Larquier sent a ball through the legs of Emily Friedman at second base, and Moore came around to score an unearned run.

 

In the bottom of the second, the Force gave their crowd a chance to make some noise. Gibson worked a walk off of Washington starter Taryne Mowatt to begin the inning. After an out, Gibson swiped her second base of the season. But she wouldn’t say there for long, as Trena Peel hit a bomb to deep right field to make the score two-all. For Peel, it increased her team lead in home runs as it was number eight for her.

 

In the fourth inning, the Glory power game would strike again. The season and all-time NPF home run leader, Oli Keohohou, tagged a pitch to right field for her 12th home run of the year.

 

The Glory (24-13) added an addition run in the top of the sixth. Amber Jackson reached on a one-out single and promptly stole second base. After Gibson sat down Larquier on strikes, Cambria Miranda was sent in a pinch hitter for Leah English. The Force had a chance to retired Miranda as she flied a fly ball to foul territory in left field. Savannah Long made an all-out diving effort for the ball, but it popped out of her glove as she bounced hard off of the ground. Miranda made the Force pay but sending the next pitch up the middle to plate Jackson.

 

Not going down easy, the Force (22-15) cut the lead in half in their turn in the sixth inning. Sharonda McDonald’s speed forced Mowatt to rush a throw to first base and the ball sailed by Keohohou. The fleet of foot McDonald easily made it to second base. Kellie Wilkerson moved her to third base with a deep fly ball that was hauled in by Catalina Morris. With Chelsea Spencer at the plate, a Mowatt pitch bounced to the backstop and McDonald came home with their third run.

 

Mowatt (2-4), who won the series finale in Washington on Monday, went the first six innings and picked up the win. She allowed three runs on three Force hits. Sarah Pauly danced out of some seventh-inning trouble to pick up her first save.

 

Gibson (7-4) was solid in the circle for the Force. The rookie went all seven innings and scattered eight hits. Of the four runs she allowed, one was of the unearned variety.

 

Game two of this critical four-game series is tomorrow at 7:05 p.m.  On Thursday, July 31, the first 100 people at the gate will receive a Diamond Dollar to receive a “Cup of Dirt” dessert and a chance to win other prizes.  Thursday will also be Dollar Dog Night. The Player Passion will be Jodie Cox

 

 

 

The Automated ScoreBook
                     Washington Glory at Philadelphia Force
                  Jul 30, 2008 at Allentown, PA (ECTB Stadium)
 
Washington Glory 4 (24-13)
 
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Barber, N. rf............  3  1  2  1   1  0  0  0   0
Moore, J. lf.............  4  1  1  0   0  1  1  0   2
Keohohou, O. 1b..........  3  1  1  1   0  1  6  0   0
Jackson, A. ss...........  3  1  1  0   0  1  4  3   0
Larquier, S. 3b..........  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  1   0
English, L. dh...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Miranda, C. ph..........  1  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Bures, C. 2b.............  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   2
Balko, C. c..............  2  0  0  0   0  2  5  2   0
 Dignon, J. ph...........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Morris, C. cf............  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Mowatt, T. p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Pauly, S. p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 28  4  8  3   1  7 21  7   4
 
Philadelphia Force 3 (22-15)
 
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Burnum,Clare 3b..........  4  0  1  0   0  0  1  1   2
McDonald,Sharonda cf.....  3  1  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Wilkerson,Kellie 1b......  3  0  1  0   0  0  6  0   0
Spencer,Chelsea ss.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   2
Gibson,Megan p...........  1  1  0  0   2  1  0  3   0
Long,Savannah lf.........  2  0  0  0   1  1  2  1   0
Peel,Trena rf............  3  1  1  2   0  1  0  0   0
Miller,Kristen c.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  9  1   0
Friedman,Emily 2b........  2  0  1  0   0  0  1  1   0
Cox, Jodie dh............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 24  3  4  2   3  4 21  9   4
 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Washington Glory.... 200 101 0 -  4  8  1
Philadelphia Force.. 020 001 0 -  3  4  1
-----------------------------------------
 
E - Mowatt, T.; Friedman. LOB - Glory 4; Force 4. 2B - Barber, N.; Moore,
J.. HR - Barber, N.(5); Keohohou, O.(12); Peel(8). HBP - Friedman. SB -
Jackson, A.; Miranda, C.; Burnum; Wilkerson; Gibson. CS - Larquier, S.;
Gibson; Friedman.
 
Washington Glory       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Mowatt, T...........  6.0  3  3  2  2  4 20 23
Pauly, S............  1.0  1  0  0  1  0  4  5
 
Philadelphia Force     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Gibson,Megan........  7.0  8  4  3  1  7 28 29
 
Win - Mowatt, T. (2-4).  Loss - Gibson (7-4).  Save - Pauly, S. (1).
WP - Mowatt, T. 2. HBP - by Mowatt, T. (Friedman).
Umpires - HP: Joe Massaro  1B: Edward Sadowski  3B: Mike Sechrist
Start: 7:05 pm   Time: 2:20   Attendance: 302
Game: PHIL0730
 

Play-by-Play

                            The Automated ScoreBook
             Washington Glory at Philadelphia Force - Play-by-Play
                  Jul 30, 2008 at Allentown, PA (ECTB Stadium)
 
 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Washington Glory.... 200 101 0 -  4  8  1
Philadelphia Force.. 020 001 0 -  3  4  1
-----------------------------------------
 
Washington Glory starters: 9/rf Barber, N.; 1/lf Moore, J.; 25/1b Keohohou, O.;
33/ss Jackson, A.; 21/3b Larquier, S.; 5/dh English, L.; 36/2b Bures, C.; 15/c
Balko, C.; 14/cf Morris, C.; 19/p Mowatt, T.;
Philadelphia Force starters: 5/3b Burnum; 8/cf McDonald; 20/1b Wilkerson; 2/ss
Spencer, C; 12/p Gibson; 22/lf Long; 0/rf Peel; 52/c Miller; 31/2b Friedman;
19/dh Cox;
 
Washington Glory 1st - Barber, N. homered to center field, RBI. Moore,
J. doubled to right field. Keohohou, O. struck out. Jackson, A. lined out to
lf. Larquier, S. reached on an error by 2b; Moore, J. scored, unearned.
Larquier, S. out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1
error, 0 LOB.
 
Philadelphia Force 1st - Burnum singled to shortstop. Burnum stole
second. McDonald lined out to 2b. Wilkerson fouled out to 3b. Spencer, C
grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
 
Washington Glory 2nd - English, L. struck out. Bures, C. grounded out to
ss. Balko, C. struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
 
Philadelphia Force 2nd - Gibson walked. Long struck out looking. Gibson
stole second. Peel homered to right field, 2 RBI; Gibson scored. Miller
grounded out to ss. Friedman hit by pitch. Friedman out at second c to ss,
caught stealing. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
 
Washington Glory 3rd - Morris, C. fouled out to 3b. Barber, N. grounded
out to p. Moore, J. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
 
Philadelphia Force 3rd - Burnum fouled out to lf. McDonald struck out.
Wilkerson singled to center field. Wilkerson stole second. Spencer, C popped up
to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
 
Washington Glory 4th - Keohohou, O. homered to right field, RBI.
Jackson, A. struck out. Larquier, S. singled to third base. English, L. popped
up to c, bunt. Bures, C. grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.
 
Philadelphia Force 4th - Gibson walked. Long fouled out to c. Gibson
advanced to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third. Gibson out at home c to
ss, caught stealing. Peel struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
 
Washington Glory 5th - Balko, C. struck out. Morris, C. singled to right
center. Barber, N. doubled to left center; Morris, C. advanced to third.
Morris, C. out at home lf to 3b to c. Moore, J. struck out. 0 runs, 2 hits,
0 errors, 1 LOB.
 
Philadelphia Force 5th - Miller popped up to 2b. Friedman grounded out
to 3b. Burnum grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
 
Washington Glory 6th - Keohohou, O. grounded out to p. Jackson, A.
singled to right field. Jackson, A. stole second. Larquier, S. struck out.
Miranda, C. pinch hit for English, L.. Miranda, C. singled, RBI; Jackson, A.
scored. Miranda, C. stole second. Bures, C. flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits,
0 errors, 1 LOB.
 
Philadelphia Force 6th - Miranda, C. to dh. McDonald reached on a
throwing error by p, advanced to second. Wilkerson lined out to cf; McDonald
advanced to third. McDonald scored on a wild pitch, unearned. Spencer, C
grounded out to p. Gibson struck out. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.
 
Washington Glory 7th - Dignon, J. pinch hit for Balko, C.. Dignon, J.
fouled out to 1b. Morris, C. out at first p to 2b, bunt. Barber, N. walked.
Moore, J. lined out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
 
Philadelphia Force 7th - Balko, C. to c for Dignon, J.. Pauly, S. to p
for Mowatt, T.. Long walked. Peel flied out to ss. Miller flied out to 1b.
Friedman singled up the middle; Long advanced to second. Burnum fouled out to
ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.