Montclair, New Jersey - In the final game of their inaugural home series, the NY/NJ Comets fell to the Chicago Bandits 11-3.
For the Bandits, both Megan Wiggins and Eri Yamada delivered homeruns in the game. Wiggins had a stellar 4 for 4 day at the plate that included 3 RBI and 3 runs. Yamada hit her third homerun in as many games. From the circle, Bandits pitcher Nikki Nemitz went the distance collecting her first win of the season (1-1).
Although the Comets fell short for the third time of the four game series, second baseman Amanda Kamekona stayed steady offensively with a 2 for 4 performance that included a double and 2 runs scored. From the circle, Taryne Mowatt collected her second loss of the season (0-2) surviving just two innings before yielding to reliever Angel Bunner, who finished the game.
Next up, the Comets are set to host the Akron Racers in a series that begins June 19 at CocaCola Field in LeHigh Valley, PA. The Comets and Racers are currently tied for third place with identical records of 2-6.
The Chicago Bandits are set to host the USSSA Pride in Rosemont, IL in a much anticipated match-up between the clubs who are both sitting at 6-2, tied for first in the League standings.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.