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)
About Texas Charge
The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team, headquartered in New Braunfels, TX, began competition in the league in 2015. The Charge provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Austin area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Texas Charge at www.texascharge.net
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.