07/15/2017 11:47 PM
07/15/2017 11:47 PM -
SAN MARCOS, TX(July 15, 2017) — In May of 2016, Scrap Yard Dawgs pitcher Monica Abbott became the first and only player in National Pro Fastpitch history to sign a million-dollar contract.
On Friday night against the Charge, she made that deal look like a bargain.
Abbott was perfect through 5 2/3 innings in her team’s 5-0 triumph at Bobcat Softball Stadium in San Marcos and finished with a complete game one-hitter.
Abbott saw her bid for perfection broken up by a two-out walk in the bottom of the sixth that was drawn by Texas’ Mysha Sataraka. One inning later, the Charge’s Lauren Haeger ended Abbott’s shot at a no-hitter by posting a one-out single.
The southpaw was dominant all night long, as she fanned the first six hitters she faced and finished the outing with 11 strikeouts.
The loss ended a three-game win streak for Texas (15-16), while the Scrap Yard Dawgs improved to 15-10 overall.
Charge rookie Delanie Gourley took the loss after surrendering all five runs — four of them earned — in relief of Dallas Escobedo.
Katiyana Mauga hit a two-run home run for the Dawgs against her former team.
Game Time: 7:05 PM CT
Vaultz® Lock it Up! ® Player of the Game: Katiyana Mauga (Scrap Yard Dawgs)
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