Monica Abbott Photo by Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
The Woodlands, TX (June 23, 2016) - The Dawgs took on the Chicago Bandits for the final game of the series.
Monica Abbott and Sara Moulton battled it out in the circle for three innings, with both teams remaining scoreless until the Dawgs scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Emily Crane led it off with a walk and Britt Vonk beat the throw to first to put two Dawgs on base. Emilee Koerner followed with a sac bunt to move the runners into scoring position. Moulton intentionally walked Nerissa Myers to load the bases and bring up Christian Stokes. A passed ball went by Bandits catcher Kellsi Kloss, to score the first run for the Dawgs (0-1). Stokes laid down the second sac bunt of the inning and scored Vonk and then Taylore Fuller had the third sac bunt of the inning to score Myers (0-3).
The rally continued in the fifth inning with Breja’e Washington beating out the throw from second base and Amanda Fama reaching base on a fielder’s choice. Crane followed with a triple to left center to bring in Washington and Fama to put two more runs on the board for the Dawgs (0-5). Morgan Foley entered the circle for the Bandits and a throwing error by Kloss to third base, allowed Crane to score (0-6). The Dawgs bats were on fire and Christian Stokes continued the rally with a triple to right field to bring in two runs (0-8).
The Dawgs defense held the Bandits and Abbott had five strikeouts. Sara Driesenga entered in relief for Abbott and finished the game.
The Dawgs took game three against the Bandits. The Scrap Yard Dawgs will face the Dallas Charge in Colorado for a three game series June 28th through June 30th.
Player of the Game: Emily Crane
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About the Chicago Bandits:
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May-Johnson, Emily Allard and Tammy Williams. The three-time NPF Champions, who are owned by Bill Sokolis, play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women’s professional team. The 2016 season will be the Bandits’ 12th season in the NPF.
What’s New with the Scrap Yard Dawgs?
Tickets are now on sale for all Scrap Yard Dawgs 2016 home games at www.ScrapYardDawgs.com. The Dawgs have also opened their online store and apparel can now be purchased by all Dawgs fans!
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About the Scrap Yard Dawgs:
The Scrap Yard Dawgs will begin competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs will provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. 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 names 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 and has been since 2002.
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