Charlotte Flair hit a go-ahead two-run HR in the bottom of the seventh to key Girl Power’s 8-6 victory over Wonderboy.
In a back and forth game we saw Girl Power absorb every blow Wonderboy had and outlasted their opponents to win their third straight game. Bo Gentry’s double scored Bobby Rayburn giving Wonderboy a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Girl Power came right back and tied the game in the bottom of the inning on Ruby Riott’s RBI groundout. Wonderboy took the lead back in the top of the fourth inning with Rayburn’s solo HR and RBI’s by Pat Corning and Rudy Suarez. Girl Power came right back with a two-run HR by Nia Jax.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Girl Power took a 6-5 lead when Carmella singled and stole a run with her speed. Carmella stole second and scored on an error to tie the game. Ronda Rousey singled home Charlotte Flair to give Girl Power the lead. Paige took starting pitcher Lana out after 6 innings in position for the win. Asuka gave up the lead in the top of the seventh inning on a run-scoring double by Jack Elliott and Gentry’s rbi single gave Wonderboy a 6-5 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Carmella walked. Carmella did damage in this game as she stole 4 bases in total. After she stole second Charlotte hit a two-run HR to give Girl Power the lead. Sasha Banks walked with the bases loaded giving Girl Power an 8-6 lead and eventual win.
Paige was excited after the game by her team’s fire. “Momentum. We need to keep building every game.”
Tomorrow’s starting pitchers are Nuke (2-0) vs Bayley (0-1).