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Double Sweep: Spark Dominate Steam and Rise



OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - The Spark outscored opponents 26-3 and completed two sweeps in six straight home games this past week against the Chattanooga Steam and the New York Rise. The Spark played the best it has all summer and executed a true team effort in all games. The players would like to thank everyone who has attended a Spark game so far - your cheers make a difference!


Series Recap: OKC Spark vs. Chattanooga Steam


Game 1: Tuesday, July 2

The OKC Spark ignited their series against the Chattanooga Steam with a dominant performance. Pitcher Amber Fiser was formidable in the circle, and the Spark offense heated up in the bottom of the third when Rylie Boone hit a triple, followed by walks from Tiare Jennings and Haley Lee. Jayda Coleman then delivered a clutch fly ball to right field, clearing the bases and giving the Spark a 3-0 lead. The team continued their offensive surge in the fourth inning with singles from Yvonne Whaley, Rachel Becker, Boone, and Jennings, adding two more runs to secure a 5-0 victory. Maddie Penta closed out the game with a strong performance, sealing the win.


Game 2: Wednesday, July 3

Keilani Ricketts showcased her experience in game two, shutting out the Steam and allowing only two hits. The Spark’s offense came alive in the bottom of the third, with key hits from Sydney Sherrill, Chloe Malau'ulu, and Alynah Torres. Dejah Mulipola and Tiare Jennings drove in additional runs, making it 3-0. Michelle Moultrie’s home run in the fourth and further hits in the fifth inning extended the lead to 6-0. Ricketts’ complete game performance, featuring six strikeouts, ensured the Spark’s second consecutive shutout win.


Game 3: Thursday, July 4

Maddie Penta took charge in the final game, leading the Spark to a 2-1 victory. Alynah Torres’ home run, following a Sydney Sherrill walk, put the Spark ahead 2-0. The Steam attempted a comeback in the sixth inning, but Amber Fiser’s entry into the game limited them to one run. Penta’s impressive 5.1-inning appearance, including seven strikeouts, solidified the sweep against the Steam.


Series Recap: OKC Spark vs. New York Rise


Game 1: Friday, July 5

Amber Fiser faced a challenging start against the New York Rise, conceding two early runs. However, the Spark’s resilience shone through in the bottom of the third. With a pitching change for the Rise, the Spark capitalized with walks from Dejah Mulipola and Tiare Jennings, and a ground ball hit from Haley Lee to score Mulipola. Yvonne Whaley’s line drive to center field scored Jennings and Lee, securing a 3-2 comeback victory. Fiser’s exceptional performance, and easily her best game of the season, featured 11 strikeouts and a complete game to highlight the Spark’s tenacity.


Game 2: Saturday, July 6

Keilani Ricketts dominated in the circle for game two, leading the Spark to a 7-0 triumph. Jayda Coleman’s walk and Tiare Jennings’ double opened the scoring as she brought in her fellow Sooner for the first run of the game. Yvonne Whaley’s single in the third inning added another run, and a flurry of hits in the fourth, including a home run from Chloe Malau'ulu, extended the lead. Dejah Mulipola’s home run in the sixth inning capped the scoring. Donnie Gobourne’s home debut with two strikeouts in relief sealed the victory on Taylor Swift night.


Game 3: Sunday, July 7

Maddie Penta continued her impressive form in the final game of the homestand. Haley Lee’s home run broke the silence in the third inning. Sydney Sherrill’s two-run home run in the fourth inning extended the lead to 3-0. Despite inclement weather ending the game after the fifth inning, Penta added six strikeouts to her stats, ensuring a sweep with a 3-0 victory.


The Oklahoma City Spark, now boasting an 11-3 record, will take a well-deserved break before their next series against Athletes Unlimited on July 12 (Native American Heritage Night) and July 13 (Youth Night). Tickets are available at okcspark.com/tickets.


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