Glory Battle Past Force

Glory battle past Force

Allentown, Pa- A five-run fourth inning and a one-hitter by Washington Glory pitcher Desiree Serrano gave the Glory plenty of momentum to beat the Philadelphia Force 7-0 and put the team two games ahead in NPF standings.

The Glory (25-14) got on the board first in the top of the third inning.  With two outs, Amber Jackson walked to put a lone runner on first base.  Sara Larquier followed with a blast over the left field fence, putting runs on the board and giving the Glory a 2-0 lead.

The Glory offense continued to attack the Force pitching in the top of the fourth as they tacked on five more runs, giving the Glory a comfortable 7-0 lead.  Courtney Bures started the inning with a free pass to first base when she was hit by a pitch.  Callie Piper advanced Bures to second on a sacrifice bunt.  Another free base was given to Jessica Moore as starting pitcher, Margo Pruis, put her on first with a walk.  LaDonia Hughes loaded the bases with a single to right field.  In attempt to stop the threat, Megan Gibson entered the game to relieve Pruis, but the change did not affect the Glory’s strong hitting performance.  Nicole Barber hit a two-RBI  single that would score Moore and Bures and advance Hughes to second base.  With runners on first and second, Oli Keohohou walked to load the bases for Jackson.  Jackson put two more runs on the board for the Glory with a single up the middle that would score Barber and Hughes and advance Cambria Miranda, who had entered the game to run for Keohohou, to third.  The Glory would add one more run when Miranda scored on a passed ball.

Serrano (10-5) pitched a complete game, giving up only one hit and striking out three.

Barber and Larquier led the offense for the Glory.  Each batter had two hits, two RBIs, and one run scored.

Savannah Long had the only Force hit.  Pruis (3-4) took the loss for the Force (23-16).  The starter gave up four hits and five runs in 3.1 innings pitched. Stacy Birk pitched the final three innings of scoreless softball for the Force.

The Force and the Glory will return to ECTB Stadium on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. to play for the final time this series.  The Force will continue to hold the “Racing to Read” series; fans who attend the game will have the chance to win a free ticket voucher. Those who can correctly guess the type of bug in the Bug in the Jug will be entered into the raffle.  Michelle Tatlock will be the player passion as she shows her passion for reading and library programs.

                            The Automated ScoreBook                     Washington Glory at Philadelphia Force                  Aug 01, 2008 at Allentown, PA (ECTB Stadium) Washington Glory 7 (25-14) Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB——————————————————Hughes, LaDonia cf…….  4  1  1  0   0  1  2  0   1Barber, Nicole rf……..  3  1  2  2   0  0  1  0   0Keohohou, Oli 1b/dh……  1  0  0  0   2  1  6  0   0 Miranda, Cambria pr…..  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Jackson, Amber ss……..  3  1  1  2   1  2  1  3   1Larquier, Sara 3b/1b…..  3  1  2  2   1  0  3  1   0English, Leah dh………  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   3 Morris, Catalina ph/dh..  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   1Bures, Courtney 2b…….  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0Piper, Callie c……….  1  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0 Balko, Callista pr/c….  0  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   0Moore, Jessica lf……..  1  1  0  0   1  0  1  0   0 Dignon, Jessica ph/lf…  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   2Serrano, Desiree p…….  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0Totals………………. 25  7  7  6   6  8 21  8   8 Philadelphia Force 0 (23-16) Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB——————————————————Burnum, Clare 3b………  1  0  0  0   2  0  2  0   0McDonald, Sharonda cf….  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   1Wilkerson, Kellie dh…..  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Spencer, Chelsea ss……  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   1Peel, Trena rf………..  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0Hall, Jenna 1b………..  3  0  0  0   0  0  4  1   0Long, Savannah lf……..  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0Smith, Ashley c……….  3  0  0  0   0  1  8  0   2Friedman, Emily 2b…….  2  0  0  0   0  0  5  0   1Pruis, Margo p………..  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0 Gibson, Megan p………  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0 Birk, Stacy p………..  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Totals………………. 23  0  1  0   3  3 21  4   5 Score by Innings                  R  H  E—————————————–Washington Glory…. 002 500 0 –  7  7  2Philadelphia Force.. 000 000 0 –  0  1  2—————————————– E – Barber; Dignon; Burnum; McDonald. DP – Force 1. LOB – Glory 8; Force 5.HR – Larquier(12). HBP – Barber; Keohohou; Bures; Piper. SH – Piper. SB -Barber; Burnum. Washington Glory       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF———————————————–Serrano, Desiree….  7.0  1  0  0  3  3 23 26 Philadelphia Force     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF———————————————–Pruis, Margo……..  3.1  4  5  5  4  5 12 19Gibson, Megan…….  0.2  2  2  1  1  1  4  5Birk, Stacy………  3.0  1  0  0  1  2  9 12 Win – Serrano (10-5).  Loss – Pruis (3-4).  Save – None.HBP – by Pruis (Barber); by Pruis (Bures); by Birk (Piper); by Birk (Keohohou).PB – Smith.Umpires – HP: John Cambridge  1B: Sonny Pompillii  3B: Tom MeyerStart: 7:05 pm   Time: 2:20   Attendance: 765Game: PHIL0801

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook             Washington Glory at Philadelphia Force – Play-by-Play                  Aug 01, 2008 at Allentown, PA (ECTB Stadium)  Score by Innings                  R  H  E—————————————–Washington Glory…. 002 500 0 –  7  7  2Philadelphia Force.. 000 000 0 –  0  1  2—————————————– Washington Glory starters: 22/cf Hughes; 9/rf Barber; 25/1b Keohohou; 33/ssJackson; 21/3b Larquier; 5/dh English; 36/2b Bures; 11/c Piper; 1/lf Moore;99/p Serrano;Philadelphia Force starters: 5/3b Burnum; 8/cf McDonald; 20/dh Wilkerson; 2/ssSpencer, C.; 0/rf Peel; 44/1b Hall; 22/lf Long; 10/c Smith; 31/2b Friedman;11/p Pruis; Washington Glory 1st – Hughes lined out to 2b. Barber singled down therf line. Barber stole second. Keohohou walked. Jackson struck out looking.Larquier walked; Keohohou advanced to second; Barber advanced to third. Englishstruck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Philadelphia Force 1st – Burnum walked. McDonald struck out. Burnumstole second. Wilkerson flied out to cf. Spencer, C. struck out. 0 runs, 0hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Washington Glory 2nd – Bures singled to third base. Bures advanced tosecond on a throwing error by 3b. Piper struck out. Moore lined out to 2b.Hughes struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Philadelphia Force 2nd – Peel grounded out to ss. Hall grounded out top. Long grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Washington Glory 3rd – Barber hit by pitch. Barber runner left early,out at first 1b unassisted. Keohohou struck out looking. Jackson walked.Larquier homered down the lf line, 2 RBI; Jackson scored. English flied out to3b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Philadelphia Force 3rd – Smith lined out to rf. Friedman lined out to2b. Burnum walked. McDonald lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1LOB. Washington Glory 4th – Bures hit by pitch. Piper out at first p to 2b,SAC, bunt; Bures advanced to second. Moore walked. Hughes singled to rightfield; Moore advanced to second; Bures advanced to third. Gibson to p forPruis. Barber singled up the middle, 2 RBI; Hughes advanced to second; Moorescored; Bures scored. Keohohou walked; Barber advanced to second; Hughesadvanced to third. Miranda pinch ran for Keohohou. Jackson singled up themiddle, 2 RBI; Miranda advanced to third; Barber scored; Hughes scored. Jacksonadvanced to second on a fielding error by cf. Jackson advanced to third;Miranda scored on a passed ball, unearned. Larquier flied out to 2b. Morrispinch hit for English. Morris struck out. 5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1LOB. Philadelphia Force 4th – Keohohou to 1b for Miranda. Morris to dh.Wilkerson grounded out to ss. Spencer, C. fouled out to 3b. Peel lined out tolf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Washington Glory 5th – Birk to p for Gibson. Bures grounded out to 1bunassisted. Piper hit by pitch. Dignon pinch hit for Moore. Balko pinch ran forPiper. Dignon lined into double play ss to 1b; Balko out on the play. 0runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Philadelphia Force 5th – Balko to c. Dignon to lf. Hall popped up to ss.Long singled to right field. Smith grounded out to 3b; Long advanced to second.Friedman grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Washington Glory 6th – Hughes popped up to 3b. Barber grounded out toss. Keohohou hit by pitch. Jackson struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0errors, 1 LOB. Philadelphia Force 6th – Keohohou to dh. Larquier to 1b. Morris to lf.Dignon to 3b. Burnum flied out to cf. McDonald grounded out to 3b. Wilkersonlined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Washington Glory 7th – Larquier singled up the middle. Morris out atfirst 1b to 2b; Larquier advanced to second. Bures lined out to cf; Larquieradvanced to third. Balko walked. Dignon struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0errors, 2 LOB. Philadelphia Force 7th – Spencer, C. reached on an error by rf. Peelwalked; Spencer, C. advanced to second. Hall lined out to lf. Long reached on afielder’s choice to pitcher; Peel advanced to second, advanced to third on athrowing error by 3b; Spencer, C. out at third p to 3b. Smith struck outlooking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

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