Stars Win Game One Of Women’s National Training Camp Series, 9-2
ST. PAUL, Minn – The Women’s National Team Training Camp opened its Stars vs. Stripes series on Friday,
with the Stars taking game one of the series 9-2 Despite the Stripes striking first, the Stars managed to score eight unanswered runs across
across the first three innings to take a commanding 8-1 lead. The Stripes tacked on its second run of the game in the fifth, but the Stars answered with an
inside the park home run by Jamie Baum, who went 3-for-4 with four runs batted in, in the sixth to take its seven-run lead back.
HOW IT HAPPENED Anna Kimbrell drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs to put the Stars on the board in the first inning Ashton Lansdell knotted the score at 1-1
in the bottom half of the first on a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Alana Martinez from third after she led off the side with an outfield
single, moved to second on a wild pitch, then advanced to third on Jamie Baum’s outfield single The Stars tacked on four more runs in the second inning, taking a 5-1 lead,
thanks to an RBI single from Nadia Diaz and bases-clearing three-run double by Jamie Baum with one out Alexia Jorge extended the Stars’ lead to 8-1 with a bases-clearing
double to left center after an infield single and pair of walks loaded the bases. Kate Blunt cut into the Stripes’ deficit in the fifth when she laced
a double to right center, scoring Olivia Bricker after she started the frame with a single to right field and moved to third on a pair of wild pitches.
Jamie Baum capped off the scoring in the sixth when she hit an inside the park home run to center field to make it 9-2 in favor of the Stars. OF NOTE
Stars’ Jamie Baum had a strong day at the plate, leading all hitters with a 3-for-4 outing and four runs batted in Additionally, Kylee
Lahners and Alexia Jorge from the Stars each tallied two hits apiece, while Jorge had three RBIs in the contest. In total, the Stars recorded 11 hits
in the game as four other players had a hit apiece. The Stars rotation of Jillian Albayati, Niki Eckert, Alana Martinez, and Ashton Lansdell combined