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Baseball - 29. June 2012.

First Place Bandits defeat Pride 8-2

The USSSA Pride returned to Rosemont for their second series against the Bandits this season. The Bandits took the first
series three games to one and continued their hot streak Thursday night,
winning game one 8-2. The Bandits are now 10-3 on the season, while the
Pride fall to 8-5.

Nikki Nemitz earned the win for the Bandits,
pitching an impressive seven innings while only allowing two runs. The
Pride put the first tally on the scoreboard in the top of the first when
Ashley Charters hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Natasha Watley.
The Bandits tied the game in the bottom half of the inning after Alisa
Goler singled to right, advancing Megan Wiggins, who later scored on a
passed ball.

Andrea Duran scored for the Pride in the top of the second off a Megan Willis sacrifice fly. However, the Bandits were able to register a run for themselves and tie the game in the bottom of the
second after Amanda Williams singled up the middle, advanced to second
off Whitney Larsen's bunt, and scored off a throwing error.

In the bottom of the third, Kristen Butler continued her hot hitting streak and
smashed her fifth homerun of the year, giving the Bandits a 3-2 lead.
The Bandits were able to secure another run in the fourth after Vicky
Galindo hit a triple and scored off an Amber Patton groundout.

The Bandits tallied two more runs in the bottom of the sixth after Megan
Wiggins double scored Vicky Galindo who reached on an error. Alisa Goler
collected another RBI after hitting a floater over the shortstop,
scoring Wiggins. With bases loaded, Tammy Williams continued the rally
hitting a sac fly to center scoring Amber Patton making the game 8-2
going into the top of the seventh.

Nikki Nemitz continued to hold the
Pride scoreless and the Bandits closed out the game earning an 8-2

The Bandits and Pride return to action again tomorrow night
at The Ballpark at Rosemont with the first pitch set for 7:35.

more information about the Bandits, visit www.chicagobandits.com
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