Force erase Racers in extras

Force erase Racers in extras

Allentown, Pa- For the second game in a row, the Philadelphia Force and the Akron Racers would go into extra innings, and again, the Force would end up walk-off winners with a score of 3-2.

Both teams got on the board early, but the Racers struck first in the top of the first inning.  Veronica Wootson led off the game with a single and quickly advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Norrelle Dickson.  Wootson would advance to third two batters later on an error by Force shortstop, Chelsea Spencer.  A clutch single by clean-up batter, Kate Robinson, would put the Racers ahead, 1-0.

The Force (29-17) did respond in the bottom of the second inning when Savannah Long blasted a two-out home run off of Akron starting pitcher, Jamee Juarez.

The Racers (19-27) did not settle as they would manufacture one more run in the top of the third inning.  Dickson led the threat with a single to left field and a stolen base. With Dickson on second, Butler would put the second Akron run on the board with a single to center field that scored Dickson.

After three scoreless innings the Force bats came alive in the bottom of the seventh.  With two outs, Sharonda McDonald led the Force with a single up the middle off of Angela Tincher, who entered the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kellie Wilkerson followed with an infield single to the shortstop.  On the play, McDonald hustled the whole way to third base.  With runners on first and third, Spencer crushed a single up the middle, scoring McDonald to tie the game 2-2.

The Force would win it in the eighth inning when Long got the Force on the base paths with a single to left field.  Megan Gibson moved Long up a base with a walk to put two runners on.  Juarez would re-enter the game to pitch, but that did not seem to throw off the Force as Juarez walked Ashley Smith to load the bases for Jenna Hall.  Hall hit a slow grounder to shortstop but Long was able to beat Angelena Mexicano’s throw home, making the Force winners.

The walk-off win was the ninth such win of the season for the Force.

Megan Gibson (9-4) earned the win on the mound for the Force.  In 8.0 innings pitched, Gibson struck out nine.

Angela Tincher (12-10) took the loss for the Racers.  Tincher pitched 4.0 innings, struck out five, and gave up two runs.

Kellie Wilkerson and Long each had hits on the night.  Wilkerson raised her league leading average .407.

The Force and the Racers will be back at ECTB Stadium on Saturday to play the final games of the four-game series.  Thursday’s rescheduled game will be played at 4:00 p.m. and the regularly scheduled 7:00 p.m. will follow.  Throughout the second game, the Force will be celebrating ASA Night.  The final Battle of the Bats competition of the season will be held following the 4:00 game. All fans attending the 7:00 p.m. game who bring flight itinerary or hotel reservations for the playoffs in Kimberly, Wisconsin, will receive a free Force Nation t-shirt.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook                       Akron Racers at Philadelphia Force                  Aug 15, 2008 at Allentown, PA (ECTB Stadium) Akron Racers 2 (19-27) Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB——————————————————Wootson, Veronica 2b…..  4  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0Dickson, Norelle 3b……  2  1  1  0   1  0  1  2   0Ogden, Susan rf……….  4  0  0  0   0  3  0  0   1Butler, Kristen c……..  3  0  1  1   0  1  8  3   0Robinson, Kate 1b……..  3  0  1  1   0  0  4  0   1Hamilton, Kim cf………  1  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   2 Doepking, Shannon ph….  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Mexicano, Angelena ss….  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  1   0Toocheck, Jessica lf…..  2  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   0 Barnes, Brittany ph…..  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0Chiles, India dh………  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0Juarez, Jamee p……….  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0 Tincher, Angela p…….  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Totals………………. 27  2  4  2   2  9 22  7   4 Philadelphia Force 3 (29-17) Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB——————————————————Burnum, Clare 3b………  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0 Hudson, Amy ph/3b…….  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0 Hall, Jenna ph/1b…….  2  0  0  1   0  1  1  0   0McDonald, Sharonda cf….  4  1  1  0   0  3  1  0   0Wilkerson, Kellie 1b/lf..  2  0  2  0   2  0  5  0   0 Tatlock, Michelle pr….  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Spencer, Chelsea ss……  3  0  1  1   0  0  3  0   3Peel, Trena rf………..  3  0  1  0   1  1  2  0   2Friedman, Emily 2b/3b….  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  1   0Long, Savannah lf/2b…..  3  2  2  1   1  1  2  1   0Gibson, Megan p……….  3  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   4Smith, Ashley c……….  3  0  1  0   1  1  9  1   0 Birk, Stacy pr……….  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Cox, Jodie dh…………  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Totals………………. 28  3  8  3   7  9 24  5  12 Score by Innings                   R  H  E——————————————Akron Racers…….. 101 000 00 –  2  4  1Philadelphia Force.. 010 000 11 –  3  8  1—————————————— Note: 1 out, 3 runners LOB when the game ended. E – Butler; Spencer, C.. LOB – Racers 4; Force 12. HR – Long(6). HBP -Burnum. SH – Dickson; Spencer, C.. SB – Dickson. CS – Burnum; Tatlock. Akron Racers           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF———————————————–Juarez, Jamee…….  3.1  2  1  1  2  4 11 15Tincher, Angela…..  4.0  6  2  2  5  5 17 22 Philadelphia Force     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF———————————————–Gibson, Megan…….  8.0  4  2  1  2  9 27 30 Win – Gibson (9-4).  Loss – Tincher (12-10).  Save – None.WP – Tincher 2. HBP – by Juarez (Burnum).Umpires – HP: Andy Bero  1B: Larry Stanchina  3B: Diane CardenStart: 7:05 pm   Time: 2:55   Attendance: 470Juarez faced 2 batters in the 8th.Game: PHIL0815

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook               Akron Racers at Philadelphia Force – Play-by-Play                  Aug 15, 2008 at Allentown, PA (ECTB Stadium)  Score by Innings                   R  H  E——————————————Akron Racers…….. 101 000 00 –  2  4  1Philadelphia Force.. 010 000 11 –  3  8  1—————————————— Akron Racers starters: 21/2b Wootson; 5/3b Dickson; 15/rf Ogden; 10/c Butler;8/1b Robinson; 12/cf Hamilton; 9/ss Mexicano; 3/lf Toocheck; 23/dh Chiles; 22/pJuarez;Philadelphia Force starters: 5/3b Burnum; 8/cf McDonald; 20/1b Wilkerson; 2/ssSpencer, C.; 0/rf Peel; 31/2b Friedman; 22/lf Long; 12/p Gibson; 10/c Smith;19/dh Cox; Akron Racers 1st – Wootson singled up the middle. Dickson grounded outto 3b, SAC, bunt; Wootson advanced to second. Ogden struck out. Butler reachedon an error by ss; Wootson advanced to third. Robinson singled to right field,RBI; Butler advanced to third; Wootson scored, unearned. Hamilton popped up toss. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Philadelphia Force 1st – Burnum hit by pitch. McDonald struck out;Burnum out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Wilkerson singled to leftcenter. Spencer, C. flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Akron Racers 2nd – Mexicano popped up to ss. Toocheck struck outlooking. Chiles popped up to c, interference. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0LOB. Philadelphia Force 2nd – Peel flied out to lf. Friedman grounded out to2b. Long homered to left field, RBI. Gibson struck out. 1 run, 1 hit, 0errors, 0 LOB. Akron Racers 3rd – Wootson flied out to cf. Dickson singled to leftfield. Ogden struck out. Dickson stole second. Butler singled to center field,RBI; Dickson scored. Robinson grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1LOB. Philadelphia Force 3rd – Smith lined out to cf. Hudson pinch hit forBurnum. Hudson struck out looking. McDonald struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0errors, 0 LOB. Akron Racers 4th – Hudson to 3b. Hamilton walked. Hamilton runner leftearly, out at first 1b unassisted. Mexicano flied out to lf. Toocheck groundedout to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Philadelphia Force 4th – Wilkerson walked. Tatlock pinch ran forWilkerson. Spencer, C. out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Tatlock advanced tosecond. Tincher to p for Juarez. Tatlock out at third c to ss to 3b, caughtstealing. Peel singled to second base. Friedman walked; Peel advanced tosecond. Long walked; Friedman advanced to second; Peel advanced to third.Gibson popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Akron Racers 5th – Wilkerson to 1b for Tatlock. Chiles struck out.Wootson flied out to lf. Dickson walked. Ogden popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Philadelphia Force 5th – Smith singled to left field. Birk pinch ran forSmith. Hudson reached on a fielder’s choice to third base, bunt; Birk out atsecond 3b to ss. McDonald struck out. Hudson advanced to second on a wildpitch. Wilkerson walked. Spencer, C. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0errors, 2 LOB. Akron Racers 6th – Smith to c for Birk. Butler struck out looking.Robinson flied out to rf. Doepking pinch hit for Hamilton. Doepking flied outto rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Philadelphia Force 6th – Hamilton to cf for Doepking. Peel walked.Friedman popped up to 1b. Peel advanced to second on a wild pitch. Peeladvanced to third on a throwing error by c. Long struck out. Gibson fouled outto lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Akron Racers 7th – Mexicano struck out, out at first c to 1b. Barnespinch hit for Toocheck. Barnes struck out. Chiles struck out. 0 runs, 0hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Philadelphia Force 7th – Toocheck to lf for Barnes. Smith struck out.Hall pinch hit for Hudson. Hall struck out, out at first c to 1b. McDonaldsingled to left center. Wilkerson singled to shortstop; McDonald advanced tothird. Spencer, C. singled to center field, RBI; Wilkerson advanced to second;McDonald scored. Peel struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2LOB. Akron Racers 8th – Hall to 1b. Wilkerson to lf. Friedman to 3b. Long to2b. Wootson grounded out to 2b. Dickson lined out to 3b. Ogden struck outlooking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Philadelphia Force 8th – Friedman popped up to 1b. Long singled to leftfield. Gibson walked; Long advanced to second. Juarez to p for Tincher. Smithwalked; Gibson advanced to second; Long advanced to third. Hall reached on afielder’s choice to shortstop, RBI; Smith advanced to second; Gibson advancedto third; Long scored. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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