Washington, PA (August 5, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Rebellion and the Dallas Charge played Friday night in the first game of a weekend series that wraps up the home schedule for the PA Rebellion. Thanks to a stellar pitching performance and a couple of big swings, the Rebellion picked up the win by a final score of 3-0.
The scoring started in the bottom of the 2nd inning when PA Left Fielder Alexa Peterson reached base via a walk. Rebellion Third Baseman Cheyenne Cordes made the Charge pay for the free pass by smashing a two-run bomb over the left center field fence. Her third homer of the season put the Rebellion ahead 2-0.
Pennsylvania would add to the lead in the bottom of the third. Designated Player Stacey Porter hit her first home run as a member of the Rebellion, and extended the lead to 3-0.
That was more than enough run support for Rebellion Pitcher Dallas Escobedo. The 3rd year player out of Arizona State had a no-hit bid going until the fifth inning, when Charge Catcher Vicky Galasso finally broke her team into the hit column.
Escobedo continued rolling right on into the seventh inning, where she completed her night by striking out the side in order, including the final batter on three pitches, to get the win.
The POWERHANDZ Player of the Game was Pitcher Dallas Escobedo. Her complete game was highlighted with seven strikeouts and just one hit, a shutout masterpiece.
Escobedo’s gem helped move the Rebellion into a tie with the Charge for fifth in NPF standings.
The Rebellion (15-27) and the Charge (15-27) will be back at it Saturday night at CONSOL Energy Park. If you cannot make it out to the ballpark, you can catch all the action starting at 7:05pm on NPFTV on profastpitch.com.
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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 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 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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