Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................

NPF News

 

Thunder Drop Both Games of Doubleheader with Team USA



Game 1 Box Score




Game 2 Box Score


Akron , Ohio – For fans attending the doubleheader with Team USA and the Texas Thunder on Saturday, they saw the best and worst of both teams at Big League Dreams in League City.

The teams played a 9-2 game in the opener, which was won by the National Team. Both teams were a little out of sync in the game as there were nine total errors committed, five by the Thunder and four by Team USA. Because of the errors, only five of the 11 runs scored in the game were earned.

Offensively, the National Team was led by Jessica Mendoza and Tairia Flowers. Mendoza finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored, five RBIs and a big three-run home run. Flowers was equally impressive in the game, as she finished with three hits in four at-bats.

The second game of the doubleheader resembled the game played on Friday night between the two teams. It was classic pitcher's dual between two of the top pitchers in fastpitch history and it was Team USA that came out on top 2-0 in eight innings.

Christa Williams started in the circle for the Thunder and went the distance for Texas. The two-time Olympic Gold Medallist struck out six in the game and allowed just seven hits, three of which came in the decisive eighth inning. She was the tough luck loser and dropped to 9-5 on the season.

Jennie Finch opposed Williams in the game and she was extremely effective in her 5 2/3 innings of work. She allowed four hits in the game, but she struck out 12 of the 17 outs she recorded in the game. Finch was relieved in the sixth inning by Monica Abbott who shut down the Thunder to record the win for Team USA.

The loss dropped the Thunder to 16-19 on the season with just 13 games remaining. Texas has five games at home, including tomorrow's game with Team USA, and eight on the road. They currently sit 2.5 games out of the final playoff spot behind the Akron Racers.

The Thunder will resume their series with Team USA on Sunday afternoon for the final game of the four-game set with the National Team. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. for the 1 p.m. scheduled game time. General admission tickets are available for the final game of the series for just $15 each.



###



Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

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