The Woodlands, TX (June 18, 2016) – The Dallas Charge continued their four game series against the Scrap Yard Dawgs Saturday afternoon and faced Monica Abbott for the second consecutive time. Abbott was stellar again, striking out eight batters helping the Dawgs prevail 4-1.
The Dallas Charge pitched by committee Saturday starting Andi Williamson. A slow start by the Charge defense that included an error, three walks, a hit batter and a single, staked the Dawgs to an early 2-0 lead.
Jill Compton relieved Williamson in the third. The Fresno St. grad shut down the Dawgs for two innings before surrendering a two-run home run to Christian Stokes in the top of the fifth. The shot to center field extended the lead to four.
Charge catcher, Kaylyn Castillo, hit her first home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth. The long ball would end the scoring.
Morgan Melloh relieved Compton for the Charge in the sixth and Ivy Renfroe spelled Abbott in the seventh. The 4-1 final score dropped the Charge to 4-8 on the season while the Dawgs moved to 5-7.
LOCATION: Scrap Yard Sports Complex, Woodlands, TX
FINAL SCORE: Dawgs 4, Charge 1
RECORDS: Charge (4-7), Dawgs (5-7)
NEXT CHARGE GAME: June 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. CT vs. Team USA
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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 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 (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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