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Bandits Open 2013 Season with 7-1 Win Over Racers
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Andi Williamson opened her tenure with the Chicago Bandits Wednesday night with a bang, throwing a complete game
and only allowing one run. The Bandits used strong offensive firepower
to go on to defeat the Racers 7-1 on the Opening Day of the 2013
National Pro Fastpitch season.
Chicago's offense got off to a quick
start with a run in the bottom of the first, after Megan Wiggins got on base with a leadoff double and Alisa Goler batted her in with a single up the middle.
"I thought tonight's game went really well," said Wiggins. "With it being the first game of the season, we obviously have
some things to improve on but overall we executed, played great defense
and put the ball in play so we can only go up from here."
The Racers tied it in the second after Kelley Montalvo's triple to right field
allowed a runner to score.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Bandits
had a huge offensive surge, sparked by Vicky Galindo's single up the
middle with the bases loaded allowing pinch runner Maggie Hull to score.
The bases were still loaded when Wiggins stepped up to the plate and
she delivered a bases-clearing double to left field. Amber Patton hit a
double to center field, plating Wiggins and increasing the score to 6-1.
The Bandits struck again in the bottom of the fifth inning after Tammy
Williams singled and stole second on a wild pitch. Galindo picked up her
second RBI of the night with a single to right field, which allowed
Williams to score, making the score 7-1 heading into the sixth.
more runs were scored in the sixth and seventh innings as Williamson and
the Bandits earned their first victory of the season.
return to the Ballpark at Rosemont tomorrow, June 6 for the second game
of the four-game series against the Racers. First pitch is set for 7:05