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1997 NSA World Series
Shockers Results

Played in Chattanooga, Tennessee - July 28 thru August 3


The Shockers posted a 7-2 record at the NSA World series and tied for fifth place. Here is a game by game summary.

Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Game One
Shockers 6 - Tumwater, Wa Road Warriors 3

The Shockers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, only to give it up in the fourth when the Road Warriors scored 3 times. The Shockers came back and scored 2 runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to prevail 6-3.

Courtney Witvliet got the win in relief of Danielle Garnett.

Katie Rak reached base in all three of her plate appearances, with 2 walks and 1 hit and scored 3 runs.

Thursday, July 31, 1997

Game Two
Shockers 6 - Fla. Pines 2

The Shockers never trailed against the Pines, scoring 5 runs in the first two innings. Katie Rak and Suzie Ekaitis each had a double and an RBI for the Shockers.

Danielle Garnett was the winning pitcher and Courtney Witvliet relieved for the save.

Game Three
Shockers 3 - Barrington, IL, Tri-County Blaze 2

The Shockers won in 8 innings, scoring the winning run on a Blaze error.

With the tie breaker in effect and the Blaze the visitors the Shockers stopped the Blaze's tie break runner from scoring in the eighth. Courtney Witvliet struck out the first batter of the inning, with the runner advancing to third on a dropped third strike. The second batter also struck out. While the third batter of the inning was up catcher Katy Ray picked the base runner off third.

Ami McQueary pitched a strong 6 innings, giving up only 2 runs. Courtney Witvliet got the win in relief.

Friday August 1, 1997

Game Four
Shockers 3 - St. Louis Maniacs 0

Courtney Witvliet pitched the complete game shut out, striking out 12.

Suzie Ekaitis was 2 for 2 with a walk, scored 2 runs, stole bases, and had 1 RBI. Katie Rak had 2 RBIs with a single and a sacrifice fly.

Saturday, August 2, 1997

Game Five
Shockers 1 - Patriots 0

The Shockers scored the only run of the game in the top of the first inning. Jennifer Linders doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Suzie Ekaitis walked, with two outs. When Ekaitis attempted to steal second, Linders scored before the Patriots could retire Ekaitis.

Winning pitcher Danielle Garnett held the lead through 4 and 1/3 innings, striking out 6. Courtney Witvliet pitched the last 2 and 2/3 innings, coming in with the bases loaded and 1 out in the fifth. Witvliet struck out 3 and yielded no hits in earning the save.

Game Six
Eagles 2 - Shockers 0

The Shockers suffered their only shut out of the tourney against the Eagles.

In a losing effort Courtney Witvliet struck out 1 and only allowed 2 hits, both of the Eagles runs were unearned.

Game Seven
Shockers 4 - Fear 3

After four scoreless innings, the Fear scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. They got two hits off the starter, Danielle Garnett, and also had two off reliever, Courtney Witvliet, in the inning.

The Shockers responded by scoring 4 runs in the top of the sixth. Stephanie Langbeen walked, Heather Gapinski doubled with Langbeen going to third. Jennifer Linders reached on an infield error to load the bases. Suzie Ekaitis drove in all three runners with a double and then scored on Katie Rak's single.

Courtney Witvliet got the win in relief.

Sunday, August 3, 1997

Game Eight
Shockers 4 - Cleek 0

Both teams failed to score in the regulation seven innings, with starting and winning pitcher Danielle Garnett holding the CLEEK scoreless for the first seven innings.

In the top of the eighth, with the tie break rules in effect the Shockers scored 4 runs. Katie Rak (the tie break runner) was moved to third by a Jorie Flores single. Rak was driven in by Cyndi Hatala's single. Both Flores and Hatala scored when Stephanie Langbeen reached on an error. Heather Gapinski singled to drive in Langbeen.

Courtney Witvliet held the CLEEK scoreless in the bottom of the eighth for the save.

Game Nine
Warriors 2 - Shockers 1

The Shockers scored their run in the first inning, but the lead did not last long as the Warriors retaliated by tying the game in the second.

The score remained 1-1, until the Warriors number three hitter hit an inside the park home run against losing pitcher Courtney Witvliet in the sixth inning.

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Published Wednesday, August 06, 1997