6-29-2015 World Cup X

WORLD CUP X

3 hr time difference; games at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine

Puerto Rico 2, Argentina 0 Puerto Rico scored single runs in 5th and 6th.

 

Puerto Rico 6, Venezuela 5 Tailing 5-3, Puerto Rico scored 3 runs top 7th. Savannah Jaquish pitched 2 hitter, and homered in 7th. There were 5 lead changes. LP Jamee Juarez.

 

Japan 10, Venezuela 0 (5) Japan scored 4 runs in 1st, and 3 in 7th. Veterans Ichiguchi, Fujita, and Furusawa had 2 rbi each. An rbi double by Fujita, rbi double by Eguchi, two run single by Furusawa and a solo by Fujita in the 2nd primed Japan’s offense. Yukari Hamamuso was the winning pitcher.
USA JR WOMEN def ARGENTINA 14-0 USA juniors lead 14-0 after scoring 11 runs in 3rd. Jackson, Griggs and Sanders had 2 rbi each. In the 3rd, Sanders 2-run single; rbi single by Griggs, 2 run single by Jackson, rbi single by Lilley, rbi single by Gregg, rbi single by Halstead, walk by Pettis, rbi single by Griggs, and a fielder’s choice. Peres homered in the 2nd. Johanna Grauer was the winning pitcher; 1 hit and 6 Ks in her three innings.

USA defeats Mexico 4-0
WP Nevins  LP Tarango.  Fox rbi double; Cgavanne rbi single;
 

6-29-2015 NPF Monday

NPF Monday June 29

 

AKRON RACERS 3, DALLAS CHARGE 2 WP Sarah Pauly LP Jolene Henderson. Pauly improved to 5-1, a 4-hitter. Jennifer Gilbert racked two homers for Akron, an inside the park homer in the 1st, a 2-run shot in the 6th after Taylor Schlopy tripled. Charge had tied early on Taylor Thom’s sac fly, and scored final run in 7th on homer by Nicole Morgan.

Spy note: The CBS announcer, not my favorite, proved that fools rush in where angels fear to tred, comparing Paul’s 32 years with Henderson’s 23.  Pauly responded that her 11 years of pro mexperience gives her an edge. Note: several players said theyt were slightly “gassed” playing at the high altitude in Greely CO.

 

USSSA PRIDE 3, CHICAHO BANDITS 2 (10)
Chelsea Thomas vs Sara Moulton starters

Pride wins in 10th as Madison Shipman (OTB) scores on Megan Wiggins single off reliever Abbott

6-28-2015 Team USA Preps for International Softball

Women’s National Team readies for World Cup of Softball X following Kansas City tour stop

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –   It was a night to remember for fans in the Kansas City area as the 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team competed in two exhibition games against Team KC the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today.  Hosted by the KC Metro ASA, Team USA captured two wins in their final games before the World Cup of Softball X, June 29-July 5, in Irvine, Calif.  In game one, the Red, White and Blue combined for seven hits for an 8-0 shutout win, while five hits pushed the U.S. to a 3-1 win in game two.  Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan.) had a standout performance for the night, going 4-for-6 with four RBI while each member of the U.S. pitching staff saw time in the circle.

 

“Having the opportunity to play these exhibition games has been amazing,” said National Team athlete Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich.).  “We can’t thank the Houston, Maryland-DC and KC Metro ASA associations enough for giving us the chance to come together as a team before heading into the international season.  This is a great group of girls and I’m excited to see how far we will go this season.”

 

Game One – Box Score

 

Team USA jumped to an early lead in their first meeting with Team KC, punching in four runs in the first inning to propel them to an 8-0 (five inning) win.  Led by Stewart, who went 2-for-3 with two RBI, the U.S. pieced together eight runs off seven hits, including a two-run double by Sierra Romero (Murrieta, Calif.).

 

Haylie McCleney (Morris, Ala.) led off for Team USA in the bottom of the first with a bunt and advanced to second on a walk to Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif.).  A second bunt by Stewart loaded the bases for Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif.) who hit a single to right field to plate the first run of the game.  Romero followed suit with a two-run double to right field to expand the lead and a sac-fly from Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored the fourth run of the inning for the U.S.

 

No additional runs would cross the plate until the bottom of the fourth inning when Kellie Fox (San Diego, Calif.) reached on a leadoff walk.  Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md.) and McCleney hit back-to-back singles to load the bases and were followed by a  sac bunt from Chavanne that would plate Fox.  Stewart then connected for her second hit of the night, scoring two additional runs.  The U.S. would add their final run of the game when Romero reached on a dropped fly ball in the outfield to give them the 8-0 win.

 

Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla.) got the start in the circle for the U.S., and kept Team KC off the board through three complete innings.  Earning the win, Nevins finished the game with three strikeouts, one walk and one hit through three complete innings of work.  Ally Carda (Elk Grove, Calif.) entered the game in the top of the fourth inning and held Team KC hitless in the final two frames of the game.  Carda finished the evening with two strikeouts through two complete innings.

 

 

Game Two – Box Score

 

Kelsey Stewart continued to shine at the plate in Team USA’s second game of the evening against Team KC, going 2-for-3 to push the U.S. to a 3-1 win.

 

Team USA scored early in their final game of the night as Raven Chavanne led off the game with an infield single.  After advancing to third on a double by Stewart, Chavanne would score on a line drive to left field by Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md.) to give the U.S. an early 1-0 lead.

 

It was a three-up and three-down ball game through the next three and a half innings until the bottom of the fifth when Janelle Lindvall (Stevenson Ranch, Calif.) was hit by a pitch.  Her former Oregon teammate Janie Takeda (Placentia, Calif.) moved her to second after reaching on a bunt and both runners advanced a bag after a passed ball.  When a walk to Sierra Romero loaded the bases, Stewart picked up her fourth RBI of the evening with a hard ground ball up the middle to bring Lindvall and Takeda home.  After five complete innings, Team USA led the ballgame 3-0.

 

Team KC continued to fight and pushed across the lone run of their evening in the top of the sixth after three-consecutive batters connected for singles to load the bases.  Team KC’s Madison Sykes hit a ground out to the U.S. pitcher Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif.) to score Justice Milz to close the U.S. lead to 3-1.

 

That score would hold through the final at-bats for both squads with Jaclyn Traina (Naples, Fla.) earning the win for the U.S.  Starting out in the circle for Team USA, Traina pitched a flawless first three innings of the game, striking out five batters while giving up zero hits.  Moore entered the game in the top of the fourth inning and finished with four strikeouts, three hits and one run while Valerie Arioto pitched the final frame of the game with one strikeout.

 

Team USA now sets their sights on the World Cup of Softball X, June 29-July 5, in Irvine, Calif.  This will mark the first international competition for the U.S. of the 2015 season as the Red, White and Blue will take on Mexico at 7 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 29.  You can follow along with all the action at the World Cup of Softball X at ASAUSASoftball.com.

 

6-27-2015 NPF SaturdayUpdate

NPF SATURDAY UPDATE

 

Bandits Avoids Series Sweep, Defeat Racers 2-0

 

Akron, OH. – June 27, 2015 – The Akron Racers met the Chicago Bandits for their third and final game of the series at Firestone Stadium to face off against Bandits ace, Monica Abbott.

 

Alison Owen (Mississippi State) opened the game with a promising start for Racers fans, shutting the Bandits down with no hits, no runs and no errors in the first inning.

 

A strike out by Jill Barrett (Tulsa) and Nerissa Myers (Louisiana at Lafayette) being caught at first turned the pressure on for the clean-up hitter, Hayley Outon(Houston). With Taylor Schlopy (Georgia) on base after a walk, Outon entered the batter’s box in the bottom of the first and fell short of keeping the inning going.

 

Sonoka Kuniyoshi held the Bandits off of the board for another inning when she caught two fly balls in left field for the Bandits’ last two outs.

The Bandits managed to keep the score at a 0-0 tie at the end of the second inning.

 

With two Bandits outs, second baseman Ashley Thomas (Georgia Tech) tagged Brenna Moss while sneaking to second in an attempt to steal the base and sent the Bandits back to defense. Unfortunately, the third time is not a charm for the Racers and they don’t make it home in the third inning either.

 

Motivation arrived for the Racers to get a run in the bottom of the fourth, when Bandits first baseman, Brittany Cervantes, hit a homerun over left field to wake up the crowd for good on this dreary evening. The Bandits followed the homerun up with Tatum Edwards being sent home when Kirsten Verdun hit a single, advancing Tammy Williams to second and pushing Edwards to round third and sprint home. Schlopy threw the ball in from centerfield but it fell just short of home plate, allowing Edwards to score and giving the Bandits a 2 run lead in the bottom of the fourth.

 

Following the Bandits’ second run in the top of the fourth the Racers switch pitchers, Hannah Campbell (South Alabama) entered the circle for Alison Owen.

 

The Racers held the Bandits for the remaining three innings, entering the bottom of the seventh inning down just a mere 2 runs. Jessica Garcia, the first batter of the inning, was walked to first. Cassie Tysarczyk (Texas A&M) replaced Garcia on first base. Kuniyoshi hit a single, just tapping the ball for pinch run for the shortstop, advancing Tysarczyk to second.

 

What seemed to be a promising turn around in the bottom of the seventh was shut down by the persistently strong defense that has been seen by the Bandits throughout the game. The game ended with a 2-0 win for the Chicago Bandits.

 

Abbott struck out 11 and allowed three hits in the win against the Racers.

 

The Racers played well tonight, however Coach Levin says that “No lose is a good lose, we just ran into a really good pitcher.” Levin explains that with a “pitcher like Monica Abbott, you have to come in with a better focus.”

 

Owen picked up the loss for the Racers.

 

Box Scoreshttp://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=90408

 

Location – Firestone Stadium, Akron, OH.

 

Final Score – Racers- 0, Bandits- 2

 

Records – Akron Racers 8-9, Chicago Bandits 13-4

 

Next Racers Game –Monday June 29

 

 

Chamberlain’s Extra-Inning Homer Gives USSSA 4-2 Victory Over Rebellion

 

LANCASTER,PA. – June 26, 2015—The Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Pride found themselves in extra innings for the second-straight evening, but a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning from Lauren Chamberlain was enough to give the Pride the late-night victory by a final score of 4-2 from Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, PA.

 

USSSA jumped out early to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second when third baseman Andrea Duran notched a solo home run to left-center followed by a sacrifice fly from Chamberlain that plated shortstop Shelby Pendley. The Rebellion answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning when center fielder Courtney Senas hit a sacrifice fly of her own to score designated player Mandy Ogle, who reached base on a hit-by-pitch.

 

Despite the run in the second, the Rebellion were held hitless against USSSA starter Cat Osterman until the fourth inning when catcher Kristyn Sandberg belted a solo home run to right field to knot the game at 2-2. On the night, Osterman tossed seven innings allowing just one hit, two runs and nine strikeouts.

 

Osterman’s opponent, Rebellion hurler Emma Johnson was just as dominant in the circle for PA. After the two-run second, Johnson managed to pitch her way out of three situations where the Pride had runners in scoring position. She finished her seven-inning outing allowing seven hits, three walks and tossed three strikeouts.

 

Neither team was able to score in regulation, forcing extra innings for the second-consecutive night. With the international tiebreaker in effect, Chamberlain broke the stalemate with a 2-1, two out, two-run dinger. The Rebellion were unable to answer in their final hacks, awarding the game to USSSA by a 4-2 final. Haylie Wagner suffered the loss, while Jordan Taylor picked up the win.

 

Box Score: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=90477&a=1.

 

Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster, PA.

 

Score: Pride 4, Rebellion 2

 

Records: Pride (8-4), Rebellion (5-13)

 

PA and USSSA will conclude their neutral site series tomorrow, June 27 from Clipper Magazine Stadium at 6:35 p.m. Fans can listen to all of the Rebellion play-by-play via msasports.net/broadcasts or follow along via Twitter @PARebellion.

 

Outon belts grand slam walk off, Racers defeat the Bandit 5-2

 

Akron, OH. – June 26, 2015 – The Akron Racers (8-8) triumphed over the Chicago Bandits (12-4) in the second game of the series Friday evening by a score of 5-2. Racers pitcher Lisa Norris (North Carolina) celebrated her 28th birthday with a win against the Bandits picking up her second win of the season. Haley Outon (Houston) hammered a walk-off grand slam with two down in the bottom half of the 7th inning.

 

“It was a great birthday present for Lisa,” said Outon on her game-winning grand slam. “She gave me a hug; it was great.”

 

The Racers’ defense started out strong in the first inning. Ashley Thomas (Georgia Tech) snagged a line drive off of Bandits’ Emily Allard’s bat to get the first out. Norris walked Brenna Moss, who was called out at second base on runner interference. Kelley Montalvo (Alabama) grabbed a hard-hit grounder and threw to Kailee Cuico (Oregon) to shut down the Bandits in the first inning.

 

In the bottom half, the Racers’ Jill Barrett (Tulsa) grounded out to second base and Taylor Schlopy (Georgia) followed with a grounder to the pitcher to get the first two outs. Nerissa Myers (Louisiana Lafayette) singled to first base on a well-placed bunt. Shellie Robinson (USC-Upstate) hit a long fly ball to left field to end the first inning.

 

In the top of the second, the Bandits got a runner on base when Taylor Edwards singled. Amber Patton reached first base on an error by second baseman Ashley Thomas placing Edwards into scoring position. Schlopy caught a fly ball to left-center to knock down the first out of the inning. Megan doubled down the right field line to plate Edwards. A.J. Andrews had a sacrifice hit to score Patton, making the score 2-0. Barrett grabbed a quick grounder hit by Allard and fired to first to end the inning.

 

The Racers’ Montalvo began the inning with long fly ball that was snagged in left. Outon and Cuico got shut down at the plate to get the last two outs of the inning.

 

Bandits player Moss laced a single up the middle to start off the top third. Tammy Williams lined out to Norris. Moss was picked off at first base for the second out inning.  After a long fight at the plate, Brittany Cervantes was walked and moved into scoring position with a single to third base by Taylor Edwards. Patton hit a hard short-hopper to third base, fielded cleanly by Montalvo to end the top half.

 

In the Racers’ half of the third inning, Thomas lost her battle at the plate for the first out. Ayumi Karino grounded out to first for the second out. Barrett reached first on a well-placed bunt. Schlopy brought the inning to an end with another long fly ball to left field.

 

In the top of the fourth, Barrett could not reach Danielle Zymkowitz’s ground ball before it got to the grass for a single. Blank was hit by a pitch and moved Zymkowitz to second base. Andrews struck out looking. Thomas snatched a grounder by Allard for the second out of the inning. Both Blank and Zymkowitz advanced on the play first. Thomas fielded a grounder by Moss to end the top half of the fourth.

 

Myers started off the bottom of the fourth smashing a single to centerfield. Robinson hit another long fly out to center to get the first out of the inning. Montalvo blasted a triple down the right field line to plate Myers, cutting the Bandits lead in half. Outon hit a high fly ball that was grabbed by Blank in the first base foul territory. Montalvo was left stranded at third when Jessica Garcia flew out to centerfield to end the fourth.

 

The Racers’ defense was tough in the fifth inning. Thomas nabbed a hard-hit grounder to second and flipped it to Cuico to retire Williams. Montalvo seized a hot grounder and fired to first to cut down Cervantes. Karino made the inning-ending play by capturing a long fly ball to right.

 

Thomas began the bottom half of the fifth with a slap to shortstop Tammy Williams who fired to first for the first out of the inning. Karino walked and moved second on a hit up the middle by Barrett. Schlopy struck out swinging. Myers walked to load the bases. Robinson shot a fly ball to left field for the third out leaving the runners on base and ending the inning.

 

Starting the top of the sixth inning, the Bandits’ Patton singled to left field. Zymkowitz moved Patton to second base with a sacrifice bunt. The Racers’ Karino caught a fly ball in right to retire Blank to get the second out of the inning. Natalie Hernandez pinch hit for Andrews. Hernandez struck out looking.

 

Montalvo dropped a hit into short-center to start off the bottom half of the sixth. Outon reached first on a fielder’s choice while Montalvo was gunned down out at second. Jennifer Gilbert, pinch hitting for Cuico, was hit by a pitch, advancing Outon to second base. Thomas popped up to centerfield for the second out of the inning. Karino marooned Outon and Gilbert on base with her first strike out of the night to end the sixth inning.

 

In the top of the seventh, Montalvo snagged a line drive at third hit by Allard to get the first out. Barrett caught a high fly ball to retire Moss. Williams reached first base on a single to centerfield. Williams stole second base. Outon tagged Williams out at home after attempting to score on a Cervantes infield pop fly.

 

Barrett led off the bottom half of the seventh inning with a double to the right field. Schlopy hit a pop fly to centerfield for out number one. Myers walked to put the winning run on the base-path. Robinson grounder to third base loaded the bases when the Bandits infield failed to record an out. Montalvo popped out to short leftfield for the second out.  Outon slammed a towering grand slam to give the Racers 5-2 come-from-behind victory.

 

“You just try to do whatever you can for the team,” said Outon. She stayed calm and relaxed up at the plate, making her walk-off all the more enjoyable. “I just wanted to do it for them.”

 

Box Scoreshttp://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?a=1&id=90407

 

Location – Firestone Stadium, Akron, OH.

 

Final Score – Racers- 5, Bandits- 2

 

Records – Akron Racers 8-8, Chicago Bandits 12-4

 

Next Racers Game –Saturday, June 27 at 7:05pm

 

 

6-27-2015 USA Women Win Two in KC

US Women’s National Team Wins Two

June 27 2015

 

USA Women’s National Team hang on against Team KC, 3-1

Team KC wasn’t able to come back from the big hole it dug itself into against USA Women’s National Team, and Team KC lost 3-1 to USA Women’s National Team after falling behind by three runs in the fifth inning.

Team KC scored one run in the sixth on a groundout by Madison Sykes. Despite its efforts, Team KC couldn’t get over the hump.

Raven Chavanne led USA Women’s National Team’s offensive threat, as she got on base two times in the game. She singled in the first inning.

Jaclyn Traina was in control in the circle. Traina held Team KC hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out five.

Bridgette Sappington couldn’t get it done on the rubber for Team KC, taking a loss. She lasted just two innings, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.

The game was never in doubt after the first, as USA Women’s National Team scored one run on an RBI single by Lauren Gibson.

Team KC scored its only run of the game on a groundout by Sykes in the sixth inning.

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Team KC falls 8-0 at the hands of USA Women’s National Team

USA Women’s National Team beat Team KC on Saturday 8-0 at Hidden Valley Sports Complex in five innings.

USA Women’s National Team scored four runs in the fourth on USA Women’s National Team scored in the fourth on a single by Haylie McCleney, a two-run single by Kelsey Stewart, and an error.

Stewart racked up two RBIs on two hits for USA Women’s National Team.

Sara Nevins brought the heat against Team KC during her outing. Team KC managed just one hit off of the USA Women’s National Team’s pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during her three innings of work.

Paige Parker ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She lasted just three innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed three runs.

USA Women’s National Team never trailed after scoring four runs in the first on a two-run double by Sierra Romero, a sacrifice fly by Michelle Moultrie, and an RBI single by Valerie Arioto.

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Team KC falls 8-0 at the hands of USA Women’s National Team

USA Women’s National Team beat Team KC on Saturday 8-0 at Hidden Valley Sports Complex in five innings.

USA Women’s National Team scored four runs in the fourth on USA Women’s National Team scored in the fourth on a single by Haylie McCleney, a two-run single by Kelsey Stewart, and an error.

 

Stewart racked up two RBIs on two hits for USA Women’s National Team.

 

 

Sara Nevins brought the heat against Team KC during her outing. Team KC managed just one hit off of the USA Women’s National Team’s pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during her three innings of work.

 

Paige Parker ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She lasted just three innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed three runs.

USA Women’s National Team never trailed after scoring four runs in the first on a two-run double by Sierra Romero, a sacrifice fly by Michelle Moultrie, and an RBI single by Valerie Arioto.

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