Pride Rally Back to Beat the Bandits in the Second Game of the Florida Series

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Kissimmee, FL- July 14, 2015-The USSSA Pride (21-7) picked up the 5-3 victory over the Chicago Bandits (21-9) Tuesday night at Champion Stadium to move into sole possession of first place in the NPF standings.  The Pride fell behind in the third inning but rallied back with a five-run fifth frame to record the victory. Chicago struck first in the game as catcher Vicky Galasso homered to left to lead off the third inning to give the Bandits the 1-0 lead. Chicago scored again when AJ Andrews reached on an infield single then came around to score when the fielding attempt on Emily Allard’s … [Read more...]

Gascoigne Tosses Shutout and Forces Series Split

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By: Jason Lowenthal ROSEMONT, Ill. July 2nd – After taking two of the first three games in the series, the USSSA Pride turned to ace Cat Osterman on short rest, trying to claim a series victory. Osterman pitched well, allowing just two runs on five hits. However, Michelle Gascoigne was just a bit better, tossing a complete game, two-hit shutout to help the Bandits earn a series split. Gascoigne earned her third win of the season by going the distance in a 2-0 Bandits victory. “I think we came out after losing those first two games knowing that we had to play better softball,” Tammy … [Read more...]

Bandits Take Game 3 After a Shutout by Gascoigne

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ROSEMONT, Ill.--August 2, 2014--After suffering a shutout loss to Cat Osterman on Friday night, the Chicago Bandits and Michelle Gascoigne shutout the Pride 4-0 at The Ballpark of Rosemont. Gascoigne held the USSSA Florida Pride offense to five hits on the day, all singles. A total of 1723 were on-hand to witness game three between the Pride and Bandits. Amber Patton opened up the hitting with a double to start the second, bringing Brittany Cervantes to the plate who blasted her ninth homerun of the season over the center field wall to give the Bandits an early 2-0 lead. With the homerun, … [Read more...]