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The USSSA Pride Defeated the Chicago Bandits, 7-1

Andrea Duran Photo by Gary Leland Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Round Rock, TX - June 26, 2014- The USSSA Pride defeated the Chicago Bandits in the first contest of the series in Round Rock, TX  by a score of 7-1. Keilani Ricketts (1-1) picked up the win for the Pride coming in for Blaire Luna in the top of the 3rd inning and throwing for 3.1 innings, while Monica Abbott (2-1) picked up the loss for the Bandits throwing for 5 innings before getting relieved by Kristen Verdun.

The Pride got on the board first in the bottom of the 1st inning. Natasha Watley got on first on a bobbled ball by Brittany Cervantes to lead off the inning. Abbott then retired the next two batters before giving up a walk to Madison Shipman. That’s when Andrea Duran drove the first pitch of her at-bat over the right-center field fence to give the Pride a 3-run lead. This would prove to be all the runs the Pride would need for the win, but they didn’t stop there.
The Bandits finally got on the board in the top of the 3rd inning. Amber Patton led off with a single to center field and Emily Allard followed with a double to the left-center gap to put runners on second and third. Luna would get the first out of the inning against Danielle Zymkowitz with a line-out to Duran at third base. Luna then intentionally walked Megan Wiggins to load the bases with one out. That’s when Kristen Butler came up for the Bandits scoring Patton on a sacrifice-fly to Watley in left field. That would be all the scoring the Bandits could collect in the game with their 5 hits.
The Pride added two insurance runs in the 4th inning when Amanda Kamekona came in to pitch-hit for Brejae Washington with one out. Kamekona drove her first pitch deep over the center field fence scoring Watley as well. The Pride bats were not done yet, picking up another two runs in the 6th inning. Bridgette Del Ponte led off with a single in the 5-6 hole and would later advance to second and then third on a pair of ground-outs to Zymkowitz by Willis and Watley. With Washington back in the line-up, she singled to right field to score Del Ponte with two outs. Washington eventually stole second, and later stole third one batter later only to score on the same play after the ball sneaked into the outfield.
The Pride had seven different players pick up 8 total hits for the night, one of them being a double by Madison Shipman and two of them homeruns by Duran and Kamekona. Ricketts collected 6 K’s allowing zero hits.


SITE: Dell Diamond, Round Rock, TX

SCORE: Bandits 1, Pride 7

RECORDS: Bandits(8-7) , Pride (13-4)

The Bandits and Pride continue to battle tonight, June 27 in game two of the four game series.  First pitch is set for 8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT.

Lead play-by-play commentator Bernie Guenther and analyst Barbara Jordan from Dell Diamond will be televised live on and WatchESPN. Cox Sports Television will also provide coverage of all four games.

About Chicago Bandits
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.
About USSSA Florida Pride
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!

About National Pro Fastpitch
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. - See more at:


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