Monica Abbott Throws First No Hitter In Scrap Yard Dawgs History

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Monica Abbott: Million Dollar Arm Episode 1
Monica Abbott was nearly perfect with the first no hitter in the history of the Scrap Yard Dawgs program. She threw 18 strikeouts and hit one player with a pitch. This was Abbott's fourth no hitter in her professional career.

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The Dawgs came out swinging in the top of the first, scoring two runs off a bases-loaded single from Britt Vonk.

A solo shot by Brittany Cervantes in the third extended the Dawgs lead to three.

After a leadoff base hit from Allexis Bennett, a single up the middle from Cervantes advanced Bennett to third. A sac fly to left from Taylor Edwards scored Bennett making it 4-0.

Another leadoff base hit from Bennett and a walk drawn by Nerissa Myers gave the Dawgs two runners on in the top of the seventh. Cervantes hit into a fielder's choice catching Myers at second putting runners on first and third with Edwards up.

Edwards hit another sac fly, this time in right field foul territory, to score Bennett from third.

With three more strikeouts Abbott ended the game in style.

Scrap Yard Dawgs at Chicago Bandits
National Pro Fastpitch
August 2, 2017
Final score: Dawgs 4 - Bandits 0

Written by Raquel Westerman
Photo by Jade Hewitt


About the Scrap Yard Dawgs
The Scrap Yard Dawgs began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs organization provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, 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.


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