Articles from July 2007
The Thunder (24-12) left 11 runners on base, but they managed to come up with the only two runs in the game, as they knocked off China 2-0 in the team's home finale.
The Thunder needed two home runs and a solid defensive play from Erin Evans to knock off China 3-2 in game three of the four game series.
After three games of pitching and defense dominated softball the Washington Glory evened up the series with a back and forth offensive exhibition in the finale.
The Akron Racers struck last in a back and forth battle to gain victory for the second straight night over the Washington Glory. Last night, it was Tracee McCoy who won the game for the Racers with a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Thunder (22-12) came back from an early 3-0 decifit to beat China 4-3 in a pivotal game in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) standings.
The New England Riptide, winners of their last 9 of 11 games took the field against the Philadelphia Force. Jocelyn Forest, last year’s NPF leader in wins with 15 went into the circle for the Riptide.
In a game dominated by pitching, it only took one run for the Akron Racers to defeat the Washington Glory. That run came courtesy of a Tracee McCoy home run to left field with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning snapping the scoreless game witha final score of 1-0. McCoy's home run was her third home run of the season.
Philadelphia Force pitcher Margo Pruis allowed just one hit, but the Force dropped a 1-0 outcome to the New England Riptide in game two of a four-game series. The Force had taken game one the night before.
The Thunder started the day in second place in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) standings, but after dropping the opener to China 1-0 in eight innings, they fell back down to third place.
In a game showcasing the NPF's top two teams going into Wednesday, the Washington Glory (26-7) utilized a sixth-inning, two out rally to defeat the Racers 3-2.
Kristina Thorson pitched a complete game shutout to give the Philadelphia Force a 3-0 road victory over the New England Riptide. With the win the Force (14-15) moved to within two games in the loss column of the Riptide (20-13) for fourth place in the NPF standings.
The New England Riptide and Chinese National team met for the last time today. Starters were the same as the first game, Eileen Canney for the Riptide and Li Qi for China. Qi has appeared as a starter or reliever in each of the four games.
The Comcast Chicago Bandits (13-15) took the field for the first time in three weeks to take on neighbor and rival, the Rockford Thunder (21-11). The close-to capacity crowd was treated to an extra inning pitchers duel that featured a combined six hurlers between the two teams.
During the Riverbank's Beach Ball Give Away night, the New England Riptide faced Team China for the third of a four game series. Zhou Yin started in the circle for Team China as the Riptide started Danielle Henderson who is no stranger to international play.
The Philadelphia Force (13-15) were defeated by the Washington Glory (25-7) Saturday night by a score of 10-0. The Glory used five extra base hits, including three home runs, to complete the four-game series sweep.
The New England Riptide and Chinese National team resumed their series tonight at Martin Softball field after an unscheduled day off due to rain. The Riptide collected nine hits, four walks and seven stolen bases off of three Chinese pitchers to come away with a 6-4 victory. Jocelyn Forest picked up the win, her second of the year while Yin Zhou took the loss for China
Oli Keohohou and Jessica Moore both blasted home runs in the fourth inning to lead the Washington Glory (24-7) to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Force (13-14) on Friday night at the George Mason Softball Complex. Washington had a well balanced offensive attack as each starter reached base safely on the night.
Amber Jackson provided the game-winning run with a walk-off solo home run to give the Washington Glory (23-7) a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Force (13-13) on Thursday night at the George Mason Softball Complex. Sarah Pauly received the win in her complete game effort.
The Chinese National Team rolled into Lowell last night fresh from a fourth place finish in the World Cup. Meanwhile the Riptide were coming off a five game winning streak.
The Philadelphia Force dropped a 5-0 decision to the first-place Washington Glory in game one of a four-game series. The Force, who came into the game winners of seven of their last nine games, could not push a run across against Glory pitchers Desiree Serrano and Jen Musillo.
The Washington Glory knocked off the Rockford Thunder by a final score of 4-2 on Sunday afternoon to earn a split of the four-game series.
After three straight games of the deficit being two or less runs, the Akron Racers exploded and blew out Denso Japan 10-0 to end the series.
The New England Riptide came to Martin Softball Field Saturday night looking for a sweep of their series with the Michigan Ice. It would be two first year players starting for the teams, Eileen Canney sporting a 5-2 record and 1.10 ERA, second best in the league.
For the second night in a row the Akron Racers and Denso Japan battled evenly to the end, this time with Akron coming out on top 3-2.
For the second straight night the winning team knocked out three homeruns, but on Saturday night it was the Thunder doing the clubbing, as they beat the Washington Glory by a final score of 5-4.
Denso Japan evened up the series at one game a piece against the Akron Racers, but they needed three hours and three extra innings to defeat the Racers 4-3.
The Rockford Thunder came out flat on Friday night, as they dropped game two of the series with Washington 7-0 at Sportscore One.
Philadelphia Force designated player Jenna Hall drove in both runs to lead the Force to a 2-0 victory over the Stratford Brakettes. The Force took three of the four games in the series to improve their record to 13-11.
The Riptide scored three runs in the first at Martin Softball Field against the Michigan Ice and looked like they were going to run away with it, however the Michigan Ice tied it in the third with three of their own. It remained that way until the Riptide pushed the winning run over in the bottom of the sixth to win the game 4-3.
Center fielder Sharonda McDonald went 2-for-2 with a run scored and a RBI in the nightcap to lead the Philadelphia Force to a doubleheader split with the Stratford Brakettes. The Brakettes had taken the early game by a score of 4-2, and the Force rebounded to win the late game, 4-3.
The Rockford Thunder (20-9) defeated the Washington Glory (19-6), 1-0 on Thursday night. Serena Settlemier improved to 9-3 on the season as she pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout on the night. Settlemier helped her own cause with a double in three plate appearances.
The Akron Racers and Denso Japan officially kicked off their series Thursday night with the Racers coming out victorious 5-3.
Tonight’s second game between the Michigan Ice and the New England Riptide would feature the pitching match up of Ashley Hamby against Eileen Canney, who was coming off a complete game shut out of the Philadelphia Force last week.
The Akron Racers pitched, ran and powered their way past Denso Japan 2-1 in an exhibition game, before their series officially begins Thursday.
The Michigan Ice came to Lowell to for the first time last night to take on The Riptide in the first game of a four game set. It would ace Jenny Mackson for the Ice against Erica Beach for the Riptide.
The Washington Glory (19-5) rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Michigan Ice, 3-2, to complete a game four game sweep on Sunday afternoon at the George Mason Softball Complex. Catalina Morris ended the game with a walk-off single to right field.
For the third time this season the Rockford Thunder knocked off the Chicago Bandits in extra innings, this time in the 11th by a final score of 1-0.
The Akron Racers saved their best game for last against Team China, as they won easily 8-2.
New England Riptide first baseman Garland Cooper hit a one-out, third inning home run to give the Riptide a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Force. The Force had taken the previous three games of the four-game series against the Riptide.
Right fielder Trena Peel hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the fifth to spark the Philadelphia Force to a 7-6 win over the New England Riptide (12-11). The win moves the Force (10-9) into sole possession of fourth place in the NPF standings, ahead of the Riptide and the Chicago Bandits.
Sarah Pauly and Jen Musillo combined for a one-hit shutout as the Washington Glory (18-5) defeated the Michigan Ice, 4-0 on Saturday night at the George Mason Softball Complex.
After two games of fundamentally sloppy play, the Racers finally got back to playing like they know how. Akron outperformed Team China in every aspect of the game Saturday night to win 5-2.
Saturday evening’s game started very similar to the first two games of the series, but the outcome was different, as the Thunder knocked off the Bandits 8-7 in front of a crowd of 1,027.
Kristina Thorson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the New England Riptide and the Philadelphia Force came away with a 7-1 victory in the completion of the suspended game from July 4. In the regularly scheduled game, the Force, behind the strong pitching of Margo Pruis, defeated the Riptide 1-0.
Behind seven shutout innings by pitcher Desiree Serrano, the Washington Glory (17-5) defeated the Michigan Ice, 4-0, on Friday night at the George Mason Softball Complex.
In front of 947 fans at Sportscore One the Thunder committed four errors, as they lost its second straight to the Bandits, tonight by a final score of 7-1.
The Akron Racers lost to Team China 2-1 due mostly to
uncharacteristically bad defense early.
Sarah Pauly allowed just one hit in six innings of work to lead the Washington Glory (16-5) to an 8-1 victory over the Michigan Ice on Thursday night at the George Mason Softball Complex. Amber Jackson and Nichole Thompson both recorded three hits while Oli Keohohou and Jen Chamberlin also hit back-to-back home runs.
In a series claimed to be "the Racers against the World", a thrilling seventh inning rally gave round one to Akron with a final score of 6-5.
A night with big expectations, turned into a night of big disappointment as the Rockford Thunder dropped the series opener to the Chicago Bandits by a final score of 11-0 at Sportscore One.
The Philadelphia Force vs. the New England Riptide has been suspended due to inclement weather and field conditions. Tonight’s suspended game has been scheduled to continue Thursday July 5.
For the first time in its three year history, the Bandits were no hit by an opponent as the Chinese National team took the 1-0 victory. With the loss, Chicago falls to 11-13 on the season.
The Washington Glory (15-5) took three out of four games against the Akron Racers (10-6) after taking the final game, 3-2 on Monday night at the George Mason Softball Complex. With the game deadlocked at 2, Nichole Thompson drove in the game winner in the bottom of the fifth, and fellow former Sun Devil, Desiree Serrano held on to record her league leading eighth win of the season.
Chicago brought the bats again tonight racking up a total of 13 hits en route to beating team China 9-1. Gina Oaks (3-3) took the mound for the orange and black while Zhou Yin started in the circle for China.
The Washington Glory (14-5) cruised past the Akron Racers (10-5), 1-4 on Sunday afternoon at the George Mason Softball Complex. Amber Jackson collected three hits on the day, while Nicole Barber and Catalina Morris both drove in three runs to lead the attack.
The Philadelphia Force took game four of their series with the New England Riptide by a score of 3-1. Margo Pruis (2-0) got the start and went all seven innings to earn the victory.
It was a sunny, breezy day in Lisle as the Comcast Chicago Bandits took on team China for day two of the four game series.