Daytona Beach, Florida (July 30, 2019)— The Beijing Shougang hosted yet another doubleheader that included the top two teams in the NPF. Both games didn’t go exactly as planned as the Eagles fell 4-0 and 4-1.
Game 1 was dominated by the Rip-it Player of the game Amanda Chidester. Who homered twice making it her third consecutive game with a homer. Her first dinger came in the fifth inning that made the score 2-0. Her second came in the seventh which was a 2-run shot that scored Abby Ramirez.
Bandits starter Danielle O’Toole added another win to her 2019 resume going six innings with six strikeouts. Kelly Barnhill came in to close out the game and struck out one in front of a Florida Gator friendly crowd.
Game 2 saw the Eagles face the USSSA Pride for the first time since Friday. Brittany Cervantes got the Pride started with an RBI single that scored Kelly Kretschman. The Eagles answered the run with a run of their own in the third inning when Xi Kailin knocked in Chen Jia. The Eagles chances dwindled in the fifth when the Pride scored three to go back on top from a pair of RBI single from Jessie Warren and Emily Carosone. Brittany Cervantes also scored on a wild pitch. The Rip-it Player of the Game was Jessica Warren who went 2 for 3 with a run and RBI.
The Eagles will play their final game at home tomorrow against the USSSA Pride at 6:35pm EST . Tickets are available at www.beijingeagles.com and daytonatortugas.com, or by calling the Tortugas’ ticket office at 386-257-3172. Fans can watch NPF games live by visiting profastpitch.com and clicking “Watch NPF.”
Game 1 Final: Bandits 4 Eagles 0
Game 2 Final: Pride 4 Eagles 1
About Beijing Shougang Eagles
The Beijing Shougang Eagles are a women’s professional softball team. Established in May 2017, the team began play in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) during the 2017 season. Managed by Chinese Softball Association, the Eagles’ roster is mainly populated with players from the China women’s national softball team as a means to gain professional experience against the highest levels of fastpitch play, in anticipation of softball’s return to the Olympics in 2020.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
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 Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.