Alisa Goler Photo by Allie Martinez Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
McKinney, TX (July 5, 2016) – The PA Rebellion outscored the Dallas Charge Tuesday night 13-5, winning the second game of a two-game set. The Rebellion scored 13 runs on 13 hits, including three home runs. One of the three bombs was a second inning grand slam off the bat of Alisa Goler.
The Rebellion had at least one base runner in every inning as the Charge pitchers could not solve the riddle that was the PA offense. After working out of trouble in the first inning, Charge starter Morgan Melloh loaded the bases in second before giving up a full count grand slam to Goler, staking the visitors to a 4-0 lead. Pitching behind batters regularly, Melloh lasted just one and two-thirds innings. She walked two, hit two and gave up four hits.
After Goler’s big blast, Melloh loaded the bases before giving way to Andi Williamson, who coaxed a fly out from Lindsey Stephens to finish the frame.
The Rebellion continued to pour it on. A wild pitch in the fourth brought home rookie Chaley Brickey. The Rebellion plated five more in the fifth on just three hits, ending the night for Williamson in favor of Jill Compton. PA added two more in the fifth and a single run in the sixth.
Danielle Henderson hit her second home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth. The blast that reached the water in centerfield made the score 12-1.
In the sixth, Haylie Flynn relieved Dallas Escobedo and promptly gave up four irrelevant runs to the Charge.
Taylor Gadbois, Vicky Galasso and Henderson each had a multi-hit game and one RBI for the Charge. Henderson scored twice and Renada Davis knocked in two.
The Charge dropped to 7-15. The Rebellion raised their overall record to 10-16. The Charge head to San Diego to take on the USSSA Pride on Friday and Saturday.
LOCATION: The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX
FINAL SCORE: Rebellion 13, Charge 5
RECORDS: Charge (7-15), Rebellion (10-16)
NEXT CHARGE GAME: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. CT vs. USSSA Pride at University of San Diego
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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:
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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