Kayla Winkfield Photo by Ryan Breiding Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
The Woodlands, TX (July 2, 2016) – The Scrap Yard Dawgs took on the Pennsylvania Rebellion for game one of a two-game weekend.
The Dawgs and the Rebellion went scoreless until the top of the third inning. Kayla Winkfield led the inning off with a hit by pitch and Mandy Ogle followed with a shot that tipped off of the glove of third baseman Amanda Fama. Kristyn Sandberg stepped up to the plate and was hit by a pitch to lead the bases for Alexa Peterson. Dawgs pitcher Sara Driesenga battled against Peterson for the strikeout, but Peterson walked and brought in a run for the Rebellion (1-0).
The Dawgs were quick to answer back with a double by Emilee Koerner to lead off the inning, followed by a walk to Nerissa Myers and a rocket straight back to the pitcher by Christian Stokes to load the bases. Madison Shipman hit a sac fly to center field to bring in a run for the Dawgs (1-1).
In the fourth inning, the Rebellion score two more funs to make the score 3-1. The Rebellion put another run on the board in the seventh with Sandber’s double to center field to score Winkfield from second base. Peterson followed with a triple to score Sandberg, and Lindsey Stephens hit a shot up the middle to score Peterson (6-1). The Dawgs fought to ignite a spark offensively throughout the game and fell short to the Rebellion with a final score of 6-1.
Staring pitcher Sara Driesenga had six strikeouts through seven innings and Rachel Fox entered in relief to finish the game.
PLAY BY PLAY
About the Pennsylvania Rebellion:
The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In their third season in the league, 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. For more information about the Pennsylvania Rebellion, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724-250-9555.
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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