North Mankato, MN (June 10, 2019)—The Aussie Peppers of Minnesota hosted the Beijing Shougang Eagles for game two of a five game series between the two squads Monday night.

The Peppers (1-1) won an extra innings thriller, 3-2 over the Eagles (1-7).

Rachel Lack scored the game winning run for the Peppers on a passed ball from Angel Bunner.

Ellen Roberts started in the circle for the Peppers. Roberts finished the night giving up four hits over three innings of work while allowing one earned run.

Amelia Cudicio came on in relief for Roberts. She pitched two innings, and allowed one run.

Monica Perry (1-0) picked up the win for the Peppers.

The Peppers and Eagles continue their series Tuesday with a doubleheader beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET at Caswell Park.

About Aussie Peppers of MN

Aussie Peppers of Minnesota is a partnership between Softball Australia and the youth nonprofit softball organization known as the Mankato Peppers, with the latter acting as home host throughout 2019. Known in the league throughout their inaugural season of 2018 as the Aussie Spirit, the team is comprised of players who are also members of Softball Australia, Australia’s national team.

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.

 

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