Myrtle Beach, SC (July 29, 2016) – The Dawgs traveled back to Myrtle Beach, SC at TicketReturn.com Field for game two against the Pennsylvania Rebellion.
After a 3-0 win in last night’s contest against the Rebellion with the help of Monica Abbott in the circle and the hot bats of Amanda Fama and Madison Shipman, the Dawgs looked to take game two from Pennsylvania.
They took no time, scoring in the first inning when Nerissa Myers crushed a gapper to left center field scoring Breja’e Washington, who reached base earlier on a bunt (1-0). Madison Shipman continued to stay hot at the plate with a two-run homer to center field, putting two more runs on the board for the Dawgs (3-0).
In a scoreless second and third, the Dawgs held down the defense with 1-2-3 innings, shutting down the Rebellion offense. Fama recorded five of the six outs at third base in the two innings.
The Rebellion fought back in the bottom of the fourth when Alisa Goler hit a single up the middle to reach first, followed by a rocket from Alexa Peterson, which would result in a double and put Goler on third with one out. The bases were loaded for the Rebellion when catcher Mandy Ogle took a pitch to the arm. Cheyenne Cordes stepped into the box and, with a sacrifice fly ball to left fielder Kiki Stokes, took out number two, but the ball was hit deep enough to allow Goler to tag up and score (3-1). Pitcher Rachel Fox got Whitney Arion to pop up to Myers to end the side and stop the damage.
The Dawgs put another run on the board after three scoreless innings from a single up the middle by Myers, her second hit of the night to score K. Stokes from second, who also reached on a base hit through the middle. Madison Shipman could not be stopped tonight as she hit her second bomb to put the Dawgs ahead 7-1 with two outs in the top of the fifth. Shipman’s homer brought in a pitching change for the Rebellion. Entering the circle would be Michigan Alumni Haylie Wagner. Fama kept the Dawgs’ momentum rolling with a single to the left side. Pinch hitter Lee Ann Spivey was just short of poking one over the head of shortstop Whitney Arion.
Upon returning after being away with the Netherlands team, Britt Vonk stepped into the box for the Dawgs in the top of the sixth and smacked one down the first base line, but it was just snagged by Goler at first. A walk to Christian Stokes in front of her hometown crowd got their approval with unanimous cheering.
The Dawgs kept the train rolling in the seventh with a solo home-run laced by Nerissa Myers (8-1) in their last bat and shut down the Rebellion offense once again. The Dawgs take game two to earn the sweep against the Rebellion in their two-game series.
The Dawgs will be back in action on July 31th, 2016 at JoAnne Graf Field, home of the Seminole Softball Stadium against the USSSA Pride. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 EDT.
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