CHANTILLY, VA – A pair of errors in the seventh inning gave the Washington Glory a 2-1 victory over the Chinese Taipei National Team Thursday night at the Westfield Softball Complex.
Sarah Pauly earned the victory after dominating early on, striking out the first five batters she faced, a new Glory record. Pauly improved to a league leading 7-1 on the season, allowing just one run on eight hits and striking out six.
Washington scored both of its runs in the seventh on a hit, a hit batter and a pair of errors. Oli Keohohou started the rally with a one out single to left center. Jessica Moore was then summoned off the bench to run for Keohohou. Catalina Morris then lined out to the second baseman who made a diving catch which may have saved a run. Callie Piper then reached on an error by shortstop Lo Hsiao Ting, and she was replaced by pinch runner Jessica Dignon. Amber Jackson was then walked to load the bases for pinch hitter Callista Balko, who was hit by a pitch to bring in Moore, tying the game at one. Sara Larquier then hit a high chopper to short, which was muffed once again, bringing in Dignon for the victory.
The Glory were outhit by Taipei, 8-3 as starting pitcher Chueh Ming Hui held the Glory in check until the seventh. Ming Hui received the loss despite not allowing an earned run , while fanning and walking one.
Keohohou had two of the three Glory base hits. Nicole Barber had the other base knock with a bunt single to lead off the game.
Washington hosts the Chicago Bandits for the first time in the two-year history of the Glory Friday night, the Fourth of July, for a 5:05 pm start at the Westfield Softball Complex.