Walk-off grand slam sinks Rebellion
AKRON, OH – One night after Akron Racers infielder Nerissa Myers hit two home runs to extend the Rebellion’s six-game losing streak, she hurt them again.
The Louisiana-Lafayette graduate hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to send the Racers to a 6-3 come-from-behind victory over Pennsylvania.
The Rebellion (2-8) took a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning when Lauren Lappin hit a two-run, two-out single. It was their second lead of the game after Courtney Liddle hit a RBI double in the third inning to give the Rebellion a 1-0 lead.
The Racers (5-5) took the lead in the fourth when two runs scored on a throwing error and Pennsylvania was two outs away from ending the game with its first win since May 31.
Trailing by one, Akron had runners reach base on a throwing error, a fielder’s choice, a bunt single and a hit batter loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh for Myers. The Racers’ power-hitting lefty hit the first pitch of the at-bat for a grand slam and the victory. Myers has 13 RBI this season, which ranks second in the league behind Chicago’s Brittany Cervantes.
Rebellion pitcher Dallas Escobedo took the loss, while Akron pitcher Rachele Fico earned her third win of the season.