7-23-2013 SUNDAY PRO UPDATE

JUNE 23 PRO UPDATE

 

Akron Racers Cruise Past the NYNJ Comets 10 – 2

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Akron Racers defeated the NY/NJ Comets 10-2 in in the third game of the four game series at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. Despite being outhit by the Comets 9 – 8, the Racers scored early and never looked back.
The Akron Racers got on top right away in the first inning off of Comets starter Taryne Mowatt. Mowatt would walk four straight batters and hit a batter before giving up a single to Tess Sito. Angel Bunner would relieve Mowatt in the bottom of the first however the Racers would score 3 runs and never relinquish the lead the rest of the night.
The Racers scored again in the top of the second with a single by Taylor Schlopy who then advanced to third on an error by the Comets right fielder. Charlotte Morgan gave the Racers a 4 – 0 lead with an RBI single up the middle.
The Comets fought back and produced a run in the bottom of the second.  Starting Racers pitcher Brittany Mack hit Dorian Shaw to start the bottom of the second.  Angeline Quiocho singled to left field and was hit on the next play by a line drive shot from Brittney Lindley. Racers record an out on the play but Dorian Shaw advances and the Comets score their first run of the night. Kamekona struck out swinging to end the inning 4-1.
Racer’s Kaylyn Castillo hit a grand slam in the top of the 4th giving the Racers a very comfortable lead, 8 – 1. Tess Sito and Aja Paculba each had a single to produce one more run for the Racers making their lead 9-1.
Again, the Comets fought back in the bottom of the 4th as Sammie Garcia singled and stole second base.  Amanda Kamekona moved Garcia over and Garcia scored on a past ball to bring the score to 9-2. The Comets failed to produce any more runs in the inning as well as the rest of the game.
The Racers would score one more run in the top of the fifth with an RBI single from Charlotte Morgan making the final score 10-2. Jen Mineau would come in for the Akron Racers to close out the game.
The Comets will face the Racers one last time in this series tomorrow night at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ at 7pm EST. 

BOXSCORE: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscore.html?gameid=142098

 

 

USSSA Pride Evens Series with Chicago Bandits


Rosemont, Ill.
– Mel Dumezich and Cat Osterman faced off tonight in the second game of the series. The Pride regained a first-place tie with the Bandits in the NPF, evening up the series at 1-1.Neither team was able to convert any runs in the second despite multiple hits.  Ashley Charters was the first to make contact for the Pride with a single and stole second, but she was left stranded. Amber Patton led off the bottom half of the inning with a walk for the Bandits.  One out later, Tammy Williams moved her over to second by beating out the throw to first, earning an infield single. Despite a double steal, both Bandits were stranded.

 

Caitlin Lowe led off the third with a single, followed by a walk and a fielder’s choice, which loaded the bases.  Mel Dumezich and the Bandit defense escaped the inning by getting a strikeout and two infield fly outs.  The Bandits also threatened in the bottom half with a leadoff single by Megan Wiggins, who stole second.  Kristen Butler drew a two-out walk, but both were left stranded.  The score was still scoreless after three.

 

The Pride scored the first run of the game after Ashley Charters led off the inning with a double.  Nikia Williams brought her home with a single to left field. The Bandits threatened with another leadoff single by Brittany Cervantes in their half of the inning.  Kimi Pohlman got her to second with a sacrifice bunt, but Cervantes was left stranded as the Pride took a 1-0 lead heading to the fifth.

 

Michelle Gascoigne came into the game to relieve Dumezich for the Bandits and got a quick 1-2-3 top of the fifth and sixth.

 

Nikki Nemitz came in to close the game for the Bandits and gave up four runs.  Williams got her second hit of the game when she led off with a double and Andrea Duran followed with an infield single. Both runners advanced on a passed ball, and Kelly Kretschman loaded the bases with a walk.  Jenn Salling, who came into the game defensively in the sixth, hit a grand slam to open up the game 5-0.

 

Despite a late inning rally, Cat Osterman was able to hang on and earn her fourth win of the season, holding onto the top spot on the win category in the NPF.  She also recorded 11 strikeouts, upping her total to 50 on the season.

 

The third game of the four-game series is tomorrow, Saturday, June 22. First pitch is set for 7:35 P.M.

 

SITE: The Ballpark at Rosemont

SCORE: Bandits 0, Pride 5

RECORDS: Bandits (7-3), Pride (7-3)

NEXT BANDITS GAME: Saturday June 22 @ 7:35 pm vs. USSSA Pride

BOXSCORE: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscore.html?gameid=142099

 

 

Notes: 

– Tonight’s attendance was 850

– Salling’s grand slam gave the Pride their first victory at the Ballpark at Rosemont since the fall of    2012

– Dumezich suffered her first loss of her NPF career

– Cat Osterman made her first appearance in the circle at the Ballpark at Rosemont since announcing that she will retire at the conclusion of the 2013 season

 

6.21.13

Akron Racers Cruise Past the NYNJ Comets 10 – 2

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Akron Racers defeated the NY/NJ Comets 10-2 in in the third game of the four game series at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. Despite being outhit by the Comets 9 – 8, the Racers scored early and never looked back.

The Akron Racers got on top right away in the first inning off of Comets starter Taryne Mowatt.  Mowatt would walk four straight batters and hit a batter before giving up a single to Tess Sito. Angel Bunner would relieve Mowatt in the bottom of the first however the Racers would score 3 runs and never relinquish the lead the rest of the night.

The Racers scored again in the top of the second with a single by Taylor Schlopy who then advanced to third on an error by the Comets right fielder. Charlotte Morgan gave the Racers a 4 – 0 lead with an RBI single up the middle.

The Comets fought back and produced a run in the bottom of the second.  Starting Racers pitcher Brittany Mack hit Dorian Shaw to start the bottom of the second.  Angeline Quiocho singled to left field and was hit on the next play by a line drive shot from Brittney Lindley. Racers record an out on the play but Dorian Shaw advances and the Comets score their first run of the night. Kamekona struck out swinging to end the inning 4-1.

Racer’s Kaylyn Castillo hit a grand slam in the top of the 4th giving the Racers a very comfortable lead, 8 – 1. Tess Sito and Aja Paculba each had a single to produce one more run for the Racers making their lead 9-1.

Again, the Comets fought back in the bottom of the 4th as Sammie Garcia singled and stole second base.  Amanda Kamekona moved Garcia over and Garcia scored on a past ball to bring the score to 9-2. The Comets failed to produce any more runs in the inning as well as the rest of the game.

The Racers would score one more run in the top of the fifth with an RBI single from Charlotte Morgan making the final score 10-2. Jen Mineau would come in for the Akron Racers to close out the game.

The Comets will face the Racers one last time in this series tomorrow night at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ at 7pm EST.

BOXSCORE: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscore.html?gameid=142098

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