Riptide take three out of four from Team Canada with 4-2 win
Kitchener, Ontario -- The New England Riptide wrapped up their four game series with the Canadian National Team this afternoon and helped by the long ball and pitching of Danielle Henderson came out on top 4-2, winning the series three games to one.
The Riptide managed only two hits in the first four innings off starter and eventual loser Danielle Lawrie, but fortunately for them, both were homeruns, one in the second inning by Tarrah Beyster (second of the year) and the other in the fourth by Lyndesy Angus (first). Meanwhile, in the battle of the Danielles, Riptide pitcher Danielle Henderson had only given up one hit, a single to Cindy Eadie in the second. Lawrie, who had pitched well and won Friday's game ran into trouble and was chased in the fifth. After Destiny Frankenstein flied to deep center, Lisa Iancin drilled a single to left. After Kristin Vesely hit into a fielder's choice, Jackie Pasquerella and Lindy Winkler each singled to drive in Vesely. A walk to Angus reloaded the bases and another walk to Jen Scavone forced in the Riptide's fourth run of the day to lead 4-0. Kaila Holtz came in to get the last out and held the Riptide at bay for the rest of the day.
Henderson (3-1), though, was strong and did not yield another hit until one out in the sixth which did lead to Canada's first run of the night. They were to score one more off Henderson in the seventh, but Jocelyn Forest came in to get the last two outs of the day for the Riptide and record her second save of the year. The Riptide finish their long eight game road series at 5-3 and have a 6-5 overall record.
After two weeks on the road, the Riptide finally return home to Lowell this week, first with an exhibition game against the Israeli National team on Tuesday. They return to regular NPF league play on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights against the champion Akron Racers who are off to a fine 9-5 start again this year. Thursday features the debut of the Riptide on Fox Sports Net. WEEI's Jon Meterparel will be doing play by play and will be on hand before the game to sign autographs. Former Riptide player Sara Jewett will be providing the color commentary. All games are at Martin Softball Field starting at 7:05
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