Nerissa Myers Photo by Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
The Woodlands, TX (July 5, 2016) – The Dawgs faced the Racers for game two on Tuesday night.
The Dawgs were first on the board with a two-run homer from Kiki Stokes in the bottom of the second inning (0-2). Stokes has a .467 slugging percentage and four home runs on the season.
The Racers answered back in the third inning, with a walk to Taylor Schlopy and an RBI single from Sami Fagan to make the score 1-2. The Dawgs attempted to put more runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning, with Taylore Fuller leading off with a hit by pitch and Lexi Overstreet followed with a sac bunt to move Fuller to second. Christian Stokes singled up the middle to put runners on the corners, but were left stranded on base.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Nerissa Myers went yard with an opposite field bomb off of Rachele Fico – her first of the season – to put two runs on the board (1-4). Fuller followed with a walk and Overstreet doubled to center to score Fuller from first (1-5). Aimee Creger entered the circle for the Racers to get the last out of the inning.
Starting pitcher Monica Abbott had six strikeouts and allowed one run over five innings. Sara Driesenga entered the circle in the sixth and closed with two strikeouts.
The Scrap Yard Dawgs defeated the Akron Racers 1-5. The Dawgs face the Racers again on July 8 at Firestone Stadium.
Player of the Game: Nerissa Myers
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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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