Sarah Pauly Photo Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
The Woodlands, TX (July 4, 2016) – The Dawgs faced the Akron Racers for a Fourth of July celebration.
The Racers were first on the board. Jennifer Gilbert led the inning off with a hit by pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Geri Ann Glasco followed with a walk and Griffin Joiner laid down a bunt to move the runners to bring up Ashley Thomas, who loaded the bases for the Racers. Taylor Schlopy came in clutch with a two-run double to put two runs on the board for the Racers (2-0).
Starting pitcher Ivy Renfroe had three strikeouts over four innings and her sister, Ellen Renfroe Reed, entered in relief in the fifth inning.
In the fifth inning, the Racers led off with back-to-back singles by Schlopy and Montalvo to put runners on base for Missouri standout Sami Fagan, who earned a two-run triple (4-0). Alex Hugo followed with a two-run homer over left field (6-0). Sara Driesenga entered for Reed to finish the inning.
The Dawgs struggled to break the ice offensively against Sarah Pauly. Rachel Fox entered in the seventh to finish the game off for the Dawgs. The hits continued for the Racers with a leadoff single from Fagan and a walk to Hugo. Akron continued the hitting rally to make the score 12-0.
The Dawgs attempted the comeback but fell to the Racers 12-0. The Scrap Yard Dawgs will face the Akron Racers tomorrow night at the Scrap Yard Complex.
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About the Akron Racers:
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, celebrating their 15th Season of Play in 2016. The Racers competed in the Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play.
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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