Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................Chicago Bandits Re-Sign Emily Allard, Sara Moulton, Natalie Hernandez, Alex Booker, and Michelle Gascoigne for the 2015 Season........................USSSA Pride Sign Hannah Rogers for the 2015 Season...................

NPF News

 

Racers Shut Out Bandits, Take Series 3-1

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Bandits entered today’s game looking to split their four game series against the Racers and improve their league-leading record to 15-5.

Meagan Denny-White started in the circle for the Bandits and held the Racers off the board in the first inning, giving up only one hit before the Bandits brought the inning to a close.

Facing off against Denny-White was Lisa Norris, making her second start of the series.  Norris earned a win for the Racers in Thursday night’s 3-2 win to open the series.

In the bottom of the first, Amber Patton advanced to first after an error and then stole second before advancing to third due to an error on the throw.  Alisa Goler was then walked by Norris to put runners in the corner.  With Kristen Butler at the plate, Goler was able to steal second, but Patton was put out after getting caught in a pickle trying to steal home.

Despite getting runners on base, the Bandits were also unable to score as Butler grounded out to Norris to end the first.

Brianna Hesson opened up the offense with a solo homerun to lead off the second inning.  The Bandits recovered after the homerun and were able to hold the Racers to a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the second.

The Bandits were unable to respond in the second inning as Tammy Williams got the Bandits only hit through the first two innings, but was thrown out as she tried to steal second.

Looking to extend their 1-0 lead, Lisa Modglin opened up the inning with a double to the left field wall.  Taylor Schlopy then got on base after being hit by a pitch.  Sam Marder followed with a sacrifice fly to right field which advanced Modglin to third, but Schlopy remained on first.

With runners on first and third, Hesson hit another deep ball, this time to the left field wall which scored both runners for a 3-0 lead, but Hesson was thrown out as she tried to extend her hit to a triple.

The Bandits continued to struggle to find any offense as they went three up, three down in the third as the Racers defended their 3-0 lead.

Still trailing 3-0, the Bandits made a pitching change to start out the fifth inning, bringing in Chanda Bell for Denny-White.  Bell walked Marder, but the Bandits were able to pull off their second double play of the night to end the inning.

Offense continued to evade the Bandits in the bottom of the fifth as they once again went three up, three down.

Hesson’s bat was still hot in the sixth inning as she hit a single before Pauly was walked by Bell to put runners on first and second with no outs.  Trimboli’s bunt single loaded the bases bringing Montalvo to the plate. Her sac fly to right field brought home Hesson and Pauly to extend the lead to 5-0 but Trimboli was caught in a run down to end the inning, with the Racers still in the driver’s seat.

With the Bandits desperate for any type of offense, Vicky Galindo hit a single up the middle to give the Bandits only their third hit of the game.  Galindo was unable to spark the Bandits as the next three batters flew out to end the inning, with the Bandits still trailing 5-0.

The Bandits were able to hold the Racers off the board in the seventh, but the Racers defended their lead in the bottom of the seventh as they won 5-0, winning three of the four games in the series.

The Bandits head to Florida for a four game series against the Pride starting next Saturday before returning home on Thursday, July 19 to take on the Carolina Diamonds.

Click here for the box score.


About National Pro Fastpitch: 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. 






Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
February 2003
November 2002
July 2002
December 2001