NPF News


Bandits Beat Racers 1-0 in 10 innings


Game Box Score

Lisle, Ill. – July 6, 2006 – After two long weeks on the road, the Chicago Bandits returned back home to Benedictine University to face the 2005 NPF Champion Akron Racers. Starting on the mound for the Bandits was pitching ace, Amy Harre. Harre has started off the season with some very impressive stats, while picking up 4 more strikeouts to add to her totals in her seven innings of stellar pitching against Akron. As the game reached extra innings, Jessica Sallinger entered the game in relief for Harre.

In the top of the 7th inning, the Bandits looked like they were headed for trouble. To start off the beginning of an exciting inning, Akron left fielder, Amber Hall, lined a single up the middle. She later advanced to second on a fielder’s choice play. To keep the ball rolling, Akron right fielder, Emily Price, singled to left, allowing Hall to reach third. The visiting team was not able to shut the door on the Bandits though as center fielder, Iyhia McMichael, flew out to Nicole Trimboli in left field to end the inning.

On the mound for Akron was Brandee McArthur. Since the first inning of the game, you could tell that McArthur meant business. She threw a prefect game through seven innings, before Trimboli stepped to the plate. Determined to get the Bandits’ offense going, Trimboli broke McArthur’s perfect game by ripping a single to right field. Megan Ciolli entered the game to pinch run for Trimboli, where she was advanced to second on a fielder’s choice ball hit by center fielder, Amanda Williams. On the next pitch, Ciolli would advance to third on a past ball by McArthur. As things were looking like they were starting to get going for the Bandits, the inning was cut short by a great diving catch by Akron center fielder, Iyhia McMichael, on great hit by Christina Enea.

With both teams playing excellent defense all night long, the pitching duel between Harre and McArthur brought the Bandits into extra innings. As the game remained scoreless into the 10th inning, the international tiebreaker rule came into play. This means that the last out from the previous inning will start on second base.

After the Bandits held the Racers in the top of the 10th, it was their turn to take advantage of the tiebreaker situation. To start on second for the Bandits was Amanda Williams. Amanda was able to advance to third on a beautifully executed sacrifice bunt by twin sister, Jessica Williams, who was batting in place of Selena Collins. As second baseman Anne Steffan come to the plate, the Bandits where down to their last out. With Steffan’s blazing speed, she laid down a perfect bunt single to the left side. Akron attempted to throw Steffan out at first, but the throw was not in time. With no hisitation, Williams broke for home, to win the first game of the series for the Bandits.

The squad will return tomorrow night to take on Akron once again at 7:05 p.m.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
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