Madison Shipman Photo by Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Myrtle Beach, SC (July 29, 2016) – The Dawgs traveled back to Myrtle Beach, SC at TicketReturn.com Field for game two against the Pennsylvania Rebellion.
After a 3-0 win in last night’s contest against the Rebellion with the help of Monica Abbott in the circle and the hot bats of Amanda Fama and Madison Shipman, the Dawgs looked to take game two from Pennsylvania.
They took no time, scoring in the first inning when Nerissa Myers crushed a gapper to left center field scoring Breja’e Washington, who reached base earlier on a bunt (1-0). Madison Shipman continued to stay hot at the plate with a two-run homer to center field, putting two more runs on the board for the Dawgs (3-0).
In a scoreless second and third, the Dawgs held down the defense with 1-2-3 innings, shutting down the Rebellion offense. Fama recorded five of the six outs at third base in the two innings.
The Rebellion fought back in the bottom of the fourth when Alisa Goler hit a single up the middle to reach first, followed by a rocket from Alexa Peterson, which would result in a double and put Goler on third with one out. The bases were loaded for the Rebellion when catcher Mandy Ogle took a pitch to the arm. Cheyenne Cordes stepped into the box and, with a sacrifice fly ball to left fielder Kiki Stokes, took out number two, but the ball was hit deep enough to allow Goler to tag up and score (3-1). Pitcher Rachel Fox got Whitney Arion to pop up to Myers to end the side and stop the damage.
The Dawgs put another run on the board after three scoreless innings from a single up the middle by Myers, her second hit of the night to score K. Stokes from second, who also reached on a base hit through the middle. Madison Shipman could not be stopped tonight as she hit her second bomb to put the Dawgs ahead 7-1 with two outs in the top of the fifth. Shipman’s homer brought in a pitching change for the Rebellion. Entering the circle would be Michigan Alumni Haylie Wagner. Fama kept the Dawgs’ momentum rolling with a single to the left side. Pinch hitter Lee Ann Spivey was just short of poking one over the head of shortstop Whitney Arion.
Upon returning after being away with the Netherlands team, Britt Vonk stepped into the box for the Dawgs in the top of the sixth and smacked one down the first base line, but it was just snagged by Goler at first. A walk to Christian Stokes in front of her hometown crowd got their approval with unanimous cheering.
The Dawgs kept the train rolling in the seventh with a solo home-run laced by Nerissa Myers (8-1) in their last bat and shut down the Rebellion offense once again. The Dawgs take game two to earn the sweep against the Rebellion in their two-game series.
The Dawgs will be back in action on July 31th, 2016 at JoAnne Graf Field, home of the Seminole Softball Stadium against the USSSA Pride. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 EDT.
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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.
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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.
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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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