Madison Shipman Photo by Sarah Draheim Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Conroe, TX (August 10, 2016) – After a 7-0 win in last night’s game against the Pennsylvania Rebellion, game two was underway with a 7:30pm start.
The Rebellion earned one hit in the first inning when Stacey Porter hit a ground rule double that took a hop over the fence in right center field, but would be left stranded at second.
Madison Shipman started off the bottom of the first with an RBI single up the middle to score Kiki Stokes, who was on second after her base hit through the 3-4 hole and stolen base (1-0).
In the second, All-American pitcher Monica Abbott gave up just one walk to Kristyn Sandberg, who was later thrown out on the arm of catcher Taylore Fuller. Abbott ended the side with back-to-back strikeouts to Chaley Brickey and Courtney Senas.
K. Stokes smacked one over the head of the Rebellion right fielder to put herself on second base. K. Stokes went 2-for-3 at the plate tonight. Myers stepped into the box and poked one to shortstop Brickey, who could not make a play, putting runners on first and third. A rundown between third and home ended in K. Stokes called out trying to score.
An exciting fourth inning for the Dawgs as Amanda Fama laced an RBI double to the left-center field gap to score Madison Shipman, who was on second with her second hit of the night (2-0).
Christi Orgeron, in the top of the fifth, laid out in right field, robbing Taylah Tsitsikronis of her first potential hit on the night. Rebellion pitcher Dallas Escobedo is given relief in the bottom of the fifth from Emily Weiman. Escobedo ended the night giving up six (6) hits with six (6) strikeouts, and one (1) walk.
Madison Shipman aka Michael Jordan at shortstop got some serious air on a hard line drive off the bat of Olivia Watkins to seal the first out in the top of the sixth. The other two came from groundouts to Nerissa Myers at second and Abbott in the circle.
Fama was 2-for-3 on the night after she crushed a shot to left field, followed by another hit for the Dawgs from Fuller to short center field in the bottom of the sixth. With eight (8) hits on the night, the Dawgs take game two from the Pennsylvania Rebellion in a 2-0 ball game. Monica Abbott earned the win on a shutout, ending the game on two strikeouts and totaling six (6) on the night.
The Dawgs will be back in action tomorrow night for their third and final game against the Rebellion. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30pm CDT.
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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 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), 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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