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Tammy Williams-Photo by Dina Kwit-Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

ROSEMONT – May 31, 2014 - Emily Allard wasted no time making her presence known, as she singled to open the bottom of the sixth inning and came in to score on Tammy Williams’ second homerun of the season to give the Bandits a 5-3 victory at The Ballpark at Rosemont in front of near-capacity crowd of 1,308.
The win was the second of the season for the Bandits (2-1) as they defeated the Racers by a score of 12-8 on Friday night Akron. 
Akron (1-2) was first to get on the board when Jenny Gilbert scored from second base on a throwing error by Brittany Cervantes in the top of the second inning.  Cervantes was able to knock down the hot shot by Jessica Garcia, but her throw sailed wide of first allowing the run to come in to score.
The Bandits drew even in the bottom of the fourth inning when Kristen Butler connected on her first home run of the season.  
The Racers wasted little time to get back on the board and take the lead.  Ashley Thomas led off the top of the fifth inning with a homerun to centerfield.  The next hitter, Taylor Schlopy, walked to end the night of Bandits starting pitcher Estela Piñon.  Schlopy would eventually come in to score on a sacrifice fly by Haley Outon.
Piñon, the fourth overall pick of the 2014 NPF Draft by the Bandits, tossed four innings and allowed just three hits in her first professional start.  She also struck out three and walked three.
Down 3-1 in the bottom half of the fifth inning, the Bandits battled back to tie the game with RBI singles from Cervantes and Alisa Goler. Chicago missed an opportunity to add to the lead as they left runners on 2nd and 3rd to end the inning. 
Chicago’s first lead of the game came in the bottom of the sixth on Williams’ two-run homerun. 
Williams’ homerun ended the night for Akron starting pitcher Rachele Fico.  Fico, who is now 1-1 on the season, threw 5.1 innings and allowed all five runs in the game. 
Ellen Renfroe picked up her first career win in the NPF after she came in to relieve Piñon.  Renfroe threw the final three innings of the game and didn’t surrender a hit.  She walked one and struck out one to record the win. 
The final game of the four-game series with Akron is scheduled for Sunday with first pitch at 3:05 p.m. at The Ballpark at Rosemont.
* Amber Patton has yet to make an appearance this season as she continues to nurse an injury to a lower extremity.
* Jessica Bracamonte made her professional debut for the Bandits as she came in to pinch run for Kristen Butler.
* Allard made her professional debut and started in left field.  She missed the first two games of the season due to conflicts with school.
* Allard, Butler and Danielle Zymkowitz each collected two hits for the Bandits.  

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Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May-Johnson 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 2014 season will be the Bandits 10th season in the NPF.
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.

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