Pride Even Series With 6-1 Win Over Bandits in Game Two

USSSA Pride Photo by Dina Kwit Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

ROSEMONT, Ill. –  June 15, 2014 -
The Pride scored six unanswered runs to come from behind in game two, evening the series with a 6-1 victory over the Bandits. 
The star of the game was veteran, Cat Osterman. The Pride’s ace pitched a complete game giving up one run on five hits. She struck out an impressive nine batters in her fourth win of the season. Michelle Gascoigne made the start in the circle for the Bandits, pitching 5.2 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out three batters. 
Megan Wiggins put the Bandits on the board first in the bottom of the third with a solo blast to the right field bleachers, but the Pride came out in the top of the fourth to tie the game at one. 
Madison Shipman gave the Pride their first lead of the game with a solo shot in the fifth inning which ended up being the winning run of the game. 
The Pride scored two insurance runs in the sixth, taking a 4-1 lead off a GiOnna DiSalvatore RBI triple followed by an Andrea Duran single to plate DiSalvatore. 

Sara Moulton came on in relief of Gascoigne with two outs in the sixth. She got out of the inning without giving up a run, eventually finishing out the game for the Bandits giving up two runs on two hits. Gascoigne suffered the loss, her first of the season. 
The Pride’s offense wasn’t done just yet as they added two more runs in the top of the seventh. DiSalvatore’s third RBI of the game, a two run single, put the Pride up by five as they went on to win by a final score of 6-1.
* This was only the second game of the season the Bandits lost at the Ballpark at Rosemont. 
* After giving up seven runs in the previous game, the Pride surrendered just one earned run in Sunday’s game. 
* With today’s win, the Pride took back sole possession of first place in the NPF.
* Megan Wiggins’ homerun in the third was her first of the season. 
* Emily Allard, one of the Bandits’ leading hitters, was injured after being hit by a pitch. She was replaced in left field by RT Cantillo to start the sixth inning and did not return in the game. 

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SITE: Ballpark at Rosemont
SCORE: Pride 6, Bandits, 1
RECORDS: Bandits (6-4) Pride (7-3)
NEXT BANDITS GAME: Monday, June 16 vs. USSSA Pride at 7:05 p.m. CST.
For more information about the Chicago Bandits, or to inquire about purchasing tickets for an upcoming game, visit or call the front office at 877-722-6348.
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of National Pro Fastpitch.  Located in the Chicagoland area, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level.  The roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May and Monica Abbott.  The two-time NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women’s professional team.
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad!
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.  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 and has been since 2002.

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