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3-Run Homers From Each Team, Bandits Squeeze Past

Lisle, Ill.— Lisle, Ill.— With a three run homer from Bandit Selena Collins in the first and Riptide Jen Scavone in the second inning, Sunday’s game started off as a battle. The first place Chicago Bandits snagged the final game of the series against the New England Riptide, 7-5. The first place Chicago Bandits snagged the final game of the series against the New England Riptide, 7-5.

The Riptide scored the most amount of runs off Jennie Finch (13-0) in one game for the season. Finch did strike out 6, but also walked 1 and gave up 7 hits with 4 earned runs.

Ashley Courtney had the first hit of the game with a single up the middle.

Vicky Galindo led off for the Bandits with a single and stole second two batters later. When Finch approached the plate, the Riptide catcher stood up away from the plate and Forest pitched far outside to intentionally walk the Olympian. The Bandits gladly accepted the walk, from pitcher Jocelyn Forest, after Selena Collins followed with a homerun over the centerfield wall to bring in 3 runs.

Things stated off rough for the Bandits when Lisa Iancin (2 for 3) struck out, but hustled to first base as the ball passed catcher Mackenzie Vandergeest. Sarah Andersen reached first when Gina Oaks went to play at second but dropped the ball.

With two runners on base and the Riptide down 3 runs from Collins’ homerun, Jen Scavone copies Collins and clears the bases with a homerun to tie the game at 3-3.

In the third inning, New England took the lead with two runs to bring the score to 5-3. Iancin’s single drove in Kellie Wilkerson who reached on a fielder’s choice. The fifth run came from Stephanie Best’s triple.

When the Riptide took the field, the Bandits fought back to even up the score again. Clark earned a single with and RBI to bring home Galindo, who reached by an error.

After Clarks hit, New England made a change in their line-up to bring in Danielle Henderson in the circle. Forest’s performance consisted of 1 strikeout, 1 walk, and 3 hits.

A couple batters later with bases loaded, the runners all tagged on Christina Enea’s fly out to center. After the ball was caught by centerfielder Jen Scavone, Oaks took off for home and scored with Clark advancing to third.

On a pitch to the next batter, Finch was making her way to second when the catcher Jess Allister threw down to the second baseman to try and stop Finch. At the same time, Clark was making her way to home so Allister switched her target and threw home. Allister chased Clark back towards third and third baseman Best made the tag for the final out of the inning.

Finch gave up one hit each inning for the rest of the game but the Riptide were failed to execute with runners on.

In the fifth inning the Bandits took the lead again started off by Galindo (2 for 3). Galindo hit a hard ground ball down the line to right field for a double. She then advanced on Oaks ground out. Clark was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and third.

Finch was finally pitched to and scored a run off her single. Collins recorded her fourth RBI of the game and her 23rd of the season with a flyout that scored Kate Varde. Varde was pinch running for Finch.

The score remained the same after the fifth inning, closing the game in the Bandits favor, 7-5. Henderson closed the game for the Riptide with more strikeouts than the winner pitcher with 7 strikeouts while walking 1 and giving up 2 hits.

Tickets are still available for the final Chicago Bandits homestand of the season, August 18-21, when the Arizona Heat come to visit. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster or by calling the Bandits at 1-877-7BANDIT.

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