NPF News


Racers Sweep the Series

Kissimmee, FL -  The Diamonds and Racers faced off for games three and four of Series.  In the first game of the evening, the game turned into being a pitchers duel with Lisa Norris of the Akron Racers and Kelsi Dunne of the NPF Diamonds. 
Dunne trying to get her first win as a Rookie was unable to do so as former Alabama teammate, Kelley Montalvo, scored the games only run in the fifth inning. Montalvo led the inning off by hitting a double on a 1-2 pitch.  Roya St. Clair sacrifices Montalvo over to third making the first out of the inning.  Courtney Bures then advances to first on an error by Rookie first basemen GiOnna DiSalvatore which would score the games only run.

Norris got her League leading third win of the season after facing 30 batters in the seven inning ball game.  She silenced the Diamonds bats to only three hits for the evening.

In game two the evening, Akron’s Morgan Childers would battle Morgan Melloh of the Diamonds.

Racers, the eventual winner, would score first in the top of the fourth. Montalvo again would score the games first run.  She began the inning by walking with Taylor Schlopy coming up with a no out single to put runners on the corners.  With Micaela Minner up to bat, Montalvo scores on a wild pitch.  The Diamonds then settled down and got three straight outs to end the half inning. 

Hoku Nohara led off the top of the fifth inning with a walk.  Robin Tutt comes into the game to pinch run for Nohara.  Tutt advance to second on a passed ball putting her into scoring position.  Sam Marder places a sac bunt down to advance Tutt to third with one out.  Sharonda McDonald then hit a sac fly to score Tutt giving the Racers a 2-0 lead.

The Diamonds would not go down without a fight.  In the bottom of the fifth the Diamonds scored one with Loryn Johnson scoring on a Nicole Pauly error making the game 2-1.  Childers would then be replaced by Kristina Thorson to finish the game.

Kelsi Dunne came into replace Morgan Melloh for the sixth and seventh inning of the game for the Diamonds.  The Racers would score another run in the top of the seventh.  Jessica Williams led off the winning with a double and later advancing to third on a wild pitch.  Hoku Nohara would then get a no out walk putting runners at first and third.  Williams will then score on a wild pitch and advancing Nohara to second.  However, the Diamonds would then get three consecutive outs to end the Racers threat of scoring.

With the game on the line and down by two runs the Diamonds would do everything they could in the 7th to not allow the Racers sweep the Series.   However, they would come up short with only scoring one in the bottom of the seventh.  The Racers swept the Diamonds by winning the fourth game of the Series with a 3-2 win.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
February 2003
November 2002
July 2002
December 2001