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Despite Slow Start, Dawgs Defeat Beijing 4-0

Cheridan Hawkins (Scrap Yard Dawgs) Photo by Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Rosemont, IL (August 1, 2017) - The Dawgs had a slow start in today’s game going in to the 6th with only two hits, both from Katiyana Mauga.
A quality at bat from Brittany Cervantes resulted in a lead-off walk in the top of the 6th bringing up Taylor Edwards. Pinch runner for Cervantes, Kiki Stokes, advances herself by stealing second. Single to right scores Stokes from second to bring the score to 1-0.
Olivia Watkins starts off the top of the 7th with a shot down first base line for a lead-off triple!
A ground out from Allexis Bennett brings up Nerissa Myers who hits another line past the Eagles first baseman for an RBI triple making it 2-0 with Kiki Stokes up to bat. Dawgs coaches pinch run for Myers with Amanda Kamekona. 
Kiki Stokes draws a walk to bring up Christian Stokes who also draws a walk to load the bases for Mauga. A line out from Mauga brings up pinch hitter Brianna Cherry.
Cherry with a hit back up the middle off Eagles pitcher Nancy Bowling to score two, making it 4-0.
Former Oregon Duck, Cheridan Hawkins, held the Eagles to only two hits with 13 strikeouts, facing 22 total batters and earning her the Vaulz® Lock It Up!® Player of the Game.
Quick Facts
Attendance: 25
Duration: 2 hr 3 min
Vaultz® Lock It Up!® Player of the Game: Cheridan Hawkins
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, 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.