Pride Fall to Bandits 5-2 in Game One at Rosemont

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – July 31, 2014 - After falling behind early in the first, the Bandits stormed back and scored the next five runs to defeat the league leading the USSSA Pride 5-2. Monica Abbott got the call for the Bandits while Keilani Ricketts started in the circle for the Pride. The Pride took an early 2-0 lead in the first off an Andrea Duran RBI double that brought home Madison Shipman to open the scoring. Kelly Kretschman followed up with an RBI single score the Pride’s second run of the game. With the game tied at two in the third, Alisa Goler stepped to the plate and blasted an … [Read more...]

Osterman’s 7 K’s Lead Pride to 5-0 Victory Against the Bandits

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Kissimmee, FL-July 20, 2014-A three-run second and a two-run fifth were all Cat Osterman and the USSSA Florida Pride needed for a 5-0 victory against the Chicago Bandits Sunday night at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Amanda Kamekona's sacrifice fly to left field in the second inning proved to be the game winner. After an Andrea Duran walk, Kelly Kretschman ripped a double to right center in the bottom of the second. Kamekona then lined a sacrifice fly to left field to score Duran. Two batters later Courtney Ceo laced a triple over the head of the right fielder to score Kretschman and … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride beat the Chicago Bandits 7-1

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Duran’s Home Run Leads Pride to 7-1 Win Over Bandits Round Rock, TX - June 27, 2014-The USSSA Pride defeated the Chicago Bandits in the first contest of the series in Round Rock, TX tonight 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 by a bobbled ball by … [Read more...]

Bandits Clinch Regular Season Title With 3-1 Win Over Pride

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – August 18, 2013 - The Chicago Bandits are regular season champions and earned an automatic bid into the National Pro Fastpitch Championship series after defeating the USSSA Pride 3-1 tonight in front of another sold out crowd at the Ballpark at Rosemont. The Bandits used a two-out rally in the fourth inning to comeback from a 1-0 deficit and take the lead to defeat the USSSA Pride. With Jennie Finch throwing out the first-pitch, two other legendary pitchers took the circle with Monica Abbott and Cat Osterman battling for the regular season title. The Pride jumped out to … [Read more...]

Abbott leads Bandits to 3-1 series victory over Pride

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Pride: 0 Bandits: 1 Boxscore ROSEMONT, Ill. – The final game of the series concluded today in dramatic fashion with a pitching duel featuring Olympians Monica Abbott (4-1, 0.24 ERA) and Cat Osterman (4-1, 0.85 ERA). Abbott and the Bandits ultimately prevailed with a 1-0 victory and took the series three games to one while securing first place in the NPF standings. The Bandits threatened in the first inning after Eri Yamada and Alisa Goler both singled. Tammy Williams was then walked to load the bases. However, the Bandits failed to convert any runs as Osterman recorded a … [Read more...]