Andi Williamson is “Charging” ahead with the Dallas Charge this summer.
Williamson, a Harts native, Chapmanville Regional High School graduate and former Marshall University player, is in her first season with Dallas of the National Professional Fastpitch league.
Williamson had previously played with the NPF’s Chicago Bandits in 2013 and 2014 and the USSSA Pride in 2015.
Williamson has had her moments this sesaon but has struggled some in the pitching circle. She has made 16 appearances with four starts and has an 0-4 record with an 8.63 ERA, facing some of the world’s best hitters. She has tossed 21.1 innings and has allowed 33 hits and 30 runs (26 earned) with 15 strikeouts and 13 walks.
The Charge are currently fifth place in the NPF standings at 10-19 overall. This is the second season for the franchise.
The USSSA Pride, based in the Orlando, Fla., area, is first with a 20-9 mark. The Akron Racers are second at 19-13 and the Houston-based Scrap Yard Dawgs are third place with an 18-13 record going into this week’s action. Chicago is fourth at 15-18. The Pennsylvania Rebellion are in last place at 11-21 overall.
Dallas most recently played a three-game series at Akron, dropping two games. The Charge lost 5-4 to the Racers last Friday, then won 3-0 on Saturday. Akron won the rubber game on Sunday with a 4-3 victory.
The Charge is scheduled to play a two-game set at Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday before returning to Texas to play at the Scrap Yard Dawgs for a three-game set July 22-24.
Dallas hosts the USSSA Pride July 27-29 in a three-game series at the Charge’s home, the Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.
Previously, the Charge split with the Pride July 8-14 in a three-game series played in San Diego. On June 28-30, Dallas lost two of three to the Scrap Yard Dawgs in a series played in Colorado. On July 4-5, the Charge lost a pair of home games to the Rebellion.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).