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Bandits Regain First Place; Pride Fall 8-1
By: USSSA Pride
ROSEMONT, Ill.— The Chicago Bandits rounded out the third night of play against the USSSA Pride with an 8-1 victory reclaiming sole possession of first-place in the NPF standings. Starting pitcher, Andi Williamson tossed seven strikeouts in five complete innings and recorded her second win of the season.
Blaire Luna made her first career start for the Pride, registering her first loss while recording two strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched.
The Bandits set the tone early, retiring the Pride in order as Williamson and the defense started the game with a strikeout and a pair of fly-outs.
The Pride got on the scoreboard first in the top of the third after Andrea Duran’
The 5-1 lead was enough for a pitching change as Jordan Taylor entered the circle for the Pride, replacing Luna in the third.
The Bandits tacked on two more in the bottom of the fourth after Wiggins led off with a double, Yamada reached on an error and Butler’
The Pride threatened in the fifth, putting runners on first and second with no outs but Williamson’
Rookie pitcher for the Bandits, Michelle Gascoigne replaced Williamson in the circle at the top of the sixth inning. Gascoigne tossed back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch (http://profastpitch.com/
About NPF (http://www.profastpitch.com/
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’
About USSSA (http://www.usssatoday.com/):
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’