Chaley Brickey Photo by Allie Martinez Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
McKinney, TX (July 4, 2016) – The PA Rebellion beat the Dallas Charge 4-2 Monday night in front of a record crowd of 1,140 on the strength of Haltom City native Chaley Brickey’s bat. Brickey was the only player in the game to notch two hits. Her first was a solo blast into the lake in dead centerfield. Rebellion starter Haylie Wagner got the win, going four innings. Teammate Emily Weiman threw three shutout innings to finish the game and collect the save.
Scoreless in the third inning, Kayla Winkfield started things off for the Rebellion with a double. After a Charge miscue in the infield allowed Mandy Ogle to reach base safely, Alexa Peterson pulled a ball down the left field line scoring both Winkfield and Ogle, staking the Rebellion to a 2-0 lead.
The Charge responded immediately. Kylee Lahners doubled to right field, driving in Kaitlyn Richardson, who had singled, cutting the lead in half.
Brickey quickly returned the lead to two runs with her second home run of the season, a no-doubter to the deepest park of Dallas Charge Stadium.
The Charge continued to fight back scoring a single run in the bottom of the fourth to again cut the Rebellion lead to one. A Brianna Cherry single, Rebellion error, groundout and Richardson single did the trick.
The Rebellion added one more in the sixth to return the margin back to two runs. The Charge never made a serious threat in the sixth or the seventh, earning the Rebellion the victory.
Lauren Haeger went the distance for the Charge, picking up the loss. She struck out five and walked just one. Three of the Rebellion’s four runs were earned.
The Charge fell to 7-14. The Rebellion improved to 9-16. The Charge and Rebellion will finish the two-game series tomorrow night at 7pm at Craig Ranch.
PLAY BY PLAY
LOCATION: The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX
FINAL SCORE: Rebellion 4, Charge 2
RECORDS: Charge (7-14), Rebellion (9-16)
NEXT CHARGE GAME: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. CT vs. PA Rebellion at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch
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.
About the Dallas Charge:
The Dallas Charge, headquartered in McKinney, TX, began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dallas Charge at www.dallascharge.com.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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