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Washington, Abbott Knock Off Osterman, Thunder

Fairfax, VA – Oli Keohohou collected two hits, including the game-winning single in the tenth inning, to lead the Washington Glory to a 3-2 victory over the Rockford Thunder. Keohohou, who had homered in the first inning, hit a dribbler that rolled about eight feet, but far enough to allow LaDonia Hughes to score from third.

The much anticipated pitching matchup between Monica Abbott of the Glory, and Cat Osterman of Rockford, lived up to the hype as the duo combined for 31 strikeouts in a combined 18 innings of work. Abbott pitched the entire game, allowing one earned run on five hits, striking out 18. The former Lady Vol carried a perfect game into the fifth inning, and threw 141 pitches, 101 for strikes on the night. Osterman's night was none too shabby either in the no-decision. The former Longhorn pitched eight innings allowing two runs on five hits and striking out 13. Osterman allowed just two balls out of the infield, unfortunately for her however, both cleared the outfield fence for home runs.

Osterman struck out the side in the first inning, but with two outs, Keohohou lined a shot that never rose over 10 feet over the left field fence. Osterman then retired Amber Jackson to end the inning.

The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Glory until the fifth inning as Abbott remained perfect. MacKenzie Vandergeest singled on a 1-2 offering to break up the perfect game. Kim Wendland followed up with a single off the right field wall, which scored Vandergeest from first, as Wendland advanced to second on a throw from the outfield. Abbott then settled down and was able to retire the next three batters to end the rally.

Washington struck right back in their half off the inning as Jessica Moore slugged a pinch-hit home run off Osterman, towering over the left field wall.

Down 2-1 in the top of the sixth, Rockford answered to tie the game for the second time on the night. Jessica Williams led off the inning with a single and stole second. Abbott then struck out Kristen Zaleski and Jackie Wong for the first and second out. Amanda Freed then singled to the hole between Jackson and third baseman Sara Larquier, but Jackson held the ball too long, allowing a heads-up Williams to score on the play.

Osterman allowed just one hit and struck out five in the next three Glory at bats, as the score remained deadlocked at 2.

Serena Settlemier relieved Osterman in the ninth and retired the side, and returned for the 10th.

Now in the 10th inning, the international rule came into play as each team started the inning with their last out placed at second base. Amanda Williams led off the Rockford half of the tenth with a sac bunt to third base. With one out, Erin Evans laid down a squeeze bunt to third but Sara Larquier's throw to catcher Germaine Fairchild was in time, and Lindsay Gardner was tagged out. Abbott then struck out Jessica Williams to end the inning.

Fairchild was placed at second to start the Glory half on the 10th. Hughes led off the inning with an infield single but Fairchild remained at second. Kelly Kretschman, who returned after her stint with Team USA, drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Nicole Barber followed; reaching on a fielder's choice but Fairchild was forced out at home. Keohohou was up next and delivered with the game-winning single.

The same two teams will meet tomorrow night at the George Mason Softball Complex at 7:05 pm. Tickets are still available but going fast. Fans may call ahead for tickets at 703-362-4464 or can purchase them at the gate.


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