Taylor Gadbois Photo by Allie Martinez Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
McKinney, TX (August 14, 2016) – The Dallas Charge finished the 2016 campaign by winning their final game 4-1. The victory gave Dallas a two out of three series win against the PA Rebellion and their 20th win, three more than in 2015.
The Charge scored all four runs via the home run on Sunday afternoon. Taylor Gadbois tallied her first pro home run, of the inside-the-park variety, knocking in two and Lauren Haeger blasted her sixth long ball of the year, also a two-run shot. Those long balls happened in the third and fourth giving Dallas a 4-0 lead.
Haeger continued the form that helped her throw a no-hitter in her last outing, as she started for the Charge in the circle. The right-hander went four strong innings, allowing just one hit. Cheridan Hawkins, Vanessa Stokes and Jill Compton followed in relief. Haeger earned the win, improving to 10-7 on the season. Compton earned the save.
Emma Johnson picked up the loss for the Rebellion, allowing four runs on three hits in three innings.
The Charge reached 20 wins against 30 losses in their second season of competition, while the Rebellion finished at 17-33 overall.
LOCATION: The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX
FINAL SCORE: Charge 4 Rebellion 1
RECORDS: Charge (20-30), Rebellion (17-33)
NEXT CHARGE GAME: June 2017, TBD
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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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