Washington, PA-June,19 2014- An outstanding offensive performance from Chicago Bandits outfielder Megan Wiggins lifted the visiting Chicago Bandits to a 5-3 victory over the Pennsylvania Rebellion, presented by The Coury Financial Group, in a 5-3 ballgame Thursday at CONSOL Energy Park.
Wiggins, a three-year professional softball player from the University of Georgia, collected three RBI’s and smacked a solo home run in Chicago’s eighth victory on the season.
The Bandits were the first on the scoreboard in the top of the second as Kristen Butler hit a solo bomb to put Chicago in front 1-0. Chicago added on three more scores in the next inning when Wiggins hit a three run homer to put the Bandits ahead 4-0.
Pennsylvania’s Brittney Lindley answered with her first home run of the season, and the first home run by a Rebellion Player at CONSOL Energy Park in the bottom of the third to make the score 4-1.
First baseman Briana Hamilton and center fielder Samantha Garcia both struck in the sixth inning as the Rebellion attempted to rally for the second time in as many nights as the pair both picked up RBI singles to make it a 5-3 contest.
Dallas Escobedo got the loss in the circle for Pennsylvania, while teammate Angel Bunner allowed one run on two hits and four strikeouts in relief. Bandits’ pitcher Sara Moulton earned the win.
BOX SCORE: click here
SITE: Consol Energy Park
SCORE: Bandits 5, Rebellion 3
RECORDS: Bandits (8- 6) Rebellion (3 -11)
NEXT REBELLION GAME: Saturday, June 28 at 7:05 pm ET
NEXT BANDITS GAME: Thursday, June 26 at 8:05 pm ET (Round Rock, TX)
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
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.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted 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 name 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.