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Thunder Squeaks Past Riptide, 2-1

June 27, 2008 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - New England Riptide News Release

Lowell, Ma - June 27 - The New England Riptide and Rockford Thunder met for the third time tonight. It was Erica Beach (0-2) for the Riptide and Allison Kime (2-2) for the Thunder.

The score remained scoreless for three and a half innings when Jess Merchant drove a ball over the head of center fielder Kristen Zaleski for a double to drive in Gina Carbonatto who had opened the inning with a single. The Thunder got it right back in top of the fifth on a lead off double by Stephanie Fischer and triple by Audrey Rendon.

They took a 2-1 lead in the sixth. Shanna Diller led off the inning with a double which chased Erica Beach in favor of Jocelyn Forest. Forest struck out Sandy Vojik, but Tonya Callahan put a ball in the right center gap to score Vojik.

The two teams complete the four game series on Saturday at Martin Softball Field at 7:05. The game features a Riptide Lawn Party featuring the band In the House who will be performing from 5-7. Gates open at 4:15 on Saturday and special picnic food will be available.

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