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Riptide Keep Thunder Scoreless

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Lowell, Ma - June 26 –   The New England Riptide took to the field last
night to play their second game against the Rockford Thunder.  Eileen
Canney (5-4) starter for the Riptide entered the game leading the league
in strikeouts and was able to hold the Thunder scoreless for the six
innings she pitched while striking out seven to increase her total to 60
as the Riptide won for the second straight time 4-0.  Erica Beach came on
in the seventh to pick up her first save of the year.  Cassidy Scoggins
(3-4) started for the Thunder and gave up three runs in 2.2 innings.

The Riptide took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.  Jess Merchant led
the inning off with a double to the right field wall and Carmen Paez’s
single put runners in first and third.  Merchant scored on the next play
when Carri Martin singled her home.  Despite having runners at second and
third with only one out, the Riptide were unable to push another run
across.

They stretched it to 3-0 with two in the bottom of the third.  This time
it was a Lyndsey Angus double that scored Shanel Scott who had walked and
Gina Carbonatto who had singled.  The Riptide scored their fourth run in
the sixth.  A KJ Kelley single and Alex Sutton double did the damage.

The two teams continue the series on Friday and Saturday at Martin
Softball Field at 7:05.  On Friday, any fan bringing a violent toy (to be
disposed of) may trade it in for a Tangle toy.  Saturday features a
Riptide Lawn Party featuring the band In the House who will be performing
from 5-7.  Gates open at 4:15 on Saturday and special picnic food will be
available.