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Bandits Sweep Racers

Lisle, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have been on a role this homestand. After closing the door on the 2005 NPF Champion Akron Racers, three games in a row at Benedictine University, the Bandits walked onto the field Sunday afternoon, with the passion needed to close out the weekend with the clean sweep. Coming to the mound for the Bandits, was the hard throwing righty, Amy Harre. At the start of the day’s match-up, Harre was 6-3, with a 1.28 earned run average, after facing more than 205 batters. After shutting out Akron through five innings, Harre would pick up her seventh win of the season. Gina Oaks would come in to close out the game for the combined effort needed to give the Bandits the 3-0 win, and complete the sweep on the Racers. The Bandits are now 16-3 on the season.

The Bandits jumped onto the board in the bottom of the third inning as Anne Steffan started of the inning with a walk. Next up was third baseman, Stacy May, who ripped a single past Akron third baseman, Sara Larquier. With runners now at first and second, Trena Peel was able to advance Steffan to third and May to second with a hard hit to the right side. After a patient at bat by Jamie Clark, the Bandits were able to load the bases with only one out in the inning. As Nicole Trimboli approached the plate, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that she would be able to get the job done. With a 1-0 count, Trimboli attacked a ball on the outside corner, driving it hard up the middle. On Trimboli’s single, Steffan scored safely at home, with May following close behind with the backdoor slide at the plate past Akron catcher, Kristin Butler. The Bandits would take the lead 2-0 as they ended the third.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Bandits were able to push another run across as Mackenzie Vandergeest was able to reach first on an error by the Akron shortstop, Kristin Johnson. Jessica Williams would then enter the game to pinch run for Vandergeest. Next coming to the plate was twin sister Amanda Williams. She singled to right center, allowing Jessica Williams to advance to third on a great jump with the hit to the right side. After the late throw to third in the tag attempt on Jessica William, Amanda was able to advance to second. Selena Collins would continue the momentum with a walk to load the bases. With Megan Ciolli at the plate, the Bandits were able to sneak one more in at home, on a past ball third strike call on Ciolli. After Jessica Williams crossed the plate, the Bandits increased their lead to 3-0.

The Racers were not able to develop any offense in the top of the seventh, allowing the Bandits to pick up the forth game of the series to complete the sweep.

All four games of the series against the Racers have come done to only one or two key hits. Both of these teams have proven to be very strong defensively, with the help of their dominating pitching staffs. The only difference between the two teams is that the Bandits were always able to string their hits together during crucial times; allowing them to push the necessary runs across to come up with the win.

The Bandits will return back to Benedictine University on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. for their next four game homestand against the Arizona Heat.

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