A battle of the bats between the Dawgs and the Racers starts in the top of the third after a walk to Kayla Winkfield. Nerissa Myers gets a base hit to right field putting runners at first and second with one out. A single from Allexis Bennett scores Winkfield for the first run of the game.
An error by Shellie Robinson in right field for the Racers allows a single for Taylor Edwards. Kiki Stokes comes in to run for Edwards just before a base hit from Britt Vonk. A hit to center field from Amanda Kamekona scores Stokes from second, Dawgs up by two. Then a three run bomb from Meagan May Whitley brings in three for a score of 5-0!
The Racers get their first answer back in the Bottom of the fifth with three singles in a row from Griffin Joiner, Kristen Wyckoff and A.J. Andrews to load the bases. A wild pitch allows Joiner to score for the first Akron run. Back to back sac flies from Sami Fagan and Robinson, both to center field, score Wyckoff and Andrews. Score moves to 5-3, Dawgs up.
In the bottom of the sixth a hit by pitch puts Hannah Day on first. Kelley Montalvo hits in to a fielder’s choice to get ay at second. Joiner gets a single up the middle, runners on first and second. Wyckoff sends one to right field to score Montalvo making it 5-4.
Dawgs put in their ace Monica Abbott to close out the game. Abbott issues a lead-off walk to Ashley Thomas, followed by a single to S. Fagan. Robinson comes up with a big hit to left field for a walk-off homerun to end game 1 with a score of Dawgs 5, Racers 7.
Game 1 of the double header started with a solo home run in the bottom of the second from Sam Fischer.
Katiyana Mauga answers back in the Dawgs next at bat with a solo of her own to tie the game 1-1.
Two free bases given to the Racers in the bottom of the third come back to haunt the Dawgs as four runs are scored off of a base hit from Fischer and a three-run homerun from Nicole Schroeder.
Kelley Montalvo hits a double to right center to then be scored off a double by A.J. Andrews in the bottom of the fourth.
Dawgs finally answer back in the top of the sixth off a hit from Mauga, allowing pinch runner Kiki Stokes to score. A walk to Amanda Kamekona and a base hit from Meagan May Whitley scores Mauga for a score of 3-6.
Another base hit from Andrews who went, four for four today, puts her on first to score off a hit from S. Fagan for the final score of 3-7.
About the Scrap Yard Dawgs
The Scrap Yard Dawgs began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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 Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.