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CONROE, TEXAS (June 10, 2017) After playing their first game of the 2017 on the road, the Scrap Yard Dawgs kicked off opening day at home by dropping a 3-1 decision to the Texas Charge at Scrap Yard Sports Complex in Conroe, Texas on Saturday, June 10, 2017. With the loss, the Dawgs post a 1-1 record for the season. The Charge also have the same record after both teams met in San Marcos on June 10, where the Dawgs won by the score of 9-4.
After three scoreless innings, the Charge jumped out to
a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning and added an insurance run on the fifth. The Dawgs final got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning when Taylor Edwards singled up the middle, sending Hannah Flippen home from second base. The University of Utah product reached base by singling down the third base line, on a 3-2 pitch. She advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Nerissa Myner. Flippen went 1-of-3 with one hit and one run while Kayla Winkfield was 2-of-3.
Charge starter Ally Carda received the win, throwing 5.1 innings while giving up a single earned run on five hits. Sara Plourde received the loss after coming into the game after two outs in the first inning. She allowed two runs on one hit and walked three in 2.1 innings of work.
The Dawgs complete the current home stand against the Charge with a double header on Sunday, June 11.