WASHINGTON, PA— August 9, 2015 – The Pennsylvania Rebellion fell to the visiting Akron Racers by a final score of 2-0 on Sunday, August 9. Rebellion starter Dallas Escobedo carried a two-hit shutout into the sixth inning, but suffered loss. Lisa Norris took the win.
Both Escobedo and Norris showed prowess in the circle throughout the game, continually pitching scoreless innings. PA looked to take an early lead in the first with a bases loaded situation, but Norris was able to stall the Rebellion offense to come out unscathed. Escobedo allowed just three base runners through five innings and finished her complete-game performance allowing two runs on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
Akron inched ahead of Pennsylvania in the top of the sixth inning when third baseman Kelley Montalvo punched a single to left-center scoring right fielder Ayumi Karino and designated player Nerissa Myers for the 2-0 lead.
The Rebellion broke up Norris’ no-hit bid in the bottom of the sixth when right fielder Alexa Peterson collected an infield single. The lone hit was not enough to start a rally, however, and PA was held scoreless in their final at bats for Akron’s 22nd victory of the season.
The Rebellion and Racers will take their series back to Akron on Monday, August 10. First pitch from the last series of the 2015 regular season is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Firestone Stadium. Fans can follow along to the Rebellion play-by-play at msasports.net/broadcasts or on Twitter @PaRebellion.
Official Box Score Link: http://ow.ly/QGAwn
Location: CONSOL Energy Park, Washington, PA.
Score: Rebellion 0, Racers 2
Records: Rebellion (14-32), Racers (22-24)
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport has operated since 1997 under the name of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002.