SAN MARCOS, TX (July 23, 2017) — After cruising to a 6-0 win over Beijing, the Texas Charge was looking to build a winning streak with a pair of victories in Sunday’s doubleheader.
The Charge had to settle for a split. The Charge powered its way to a 9-1 win in the opener, but Beijing came back in game two to register a 2-1 victory.
In the opener, Emily Vincent tossed a three-hitter, while the offense got a big part of its spark from Missy Taukeiaho, who had two RBIs, and Koral Costa, who helped out with a home run.
The Charge received a strong outing in the second game from Jill Compton and Coley Ries, who combined for a four-hitter.
However, Beijing pitcher Wang Lan also tossed a four-hitter and showed nifty work of overcoming five errors.
Beijing gained a 2-0 advantage in the third. Xu Qian Wen and Zhao Jing singled. A hit batsman loaded the bases before an error brought home two runs.
The Charge cut the deficit in half in the fourth when Nadia Taylor singled and eventually scored on two errors.
Despite staging threats in the sixth and seventh innings, the Charge was unable to strike again.
The Charge and Beijing resume their series with games Tuesday and Wednesday.
Game Time: 4:05 PM CT & 7:05 PM CT
Vaultz® Lock it Up! ® Player of the Game:
Koral Costa, Missy Taukeiaho(Texas Charge)
Lang Wang (Beijing Eagles)
The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team, headquartered in New Braunfels, TX, began competition in the league in 2015. The Charge provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Austin area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Texas Charge at www.texascharge.net
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 NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.