ROSEMONT, Ill. – Chicago Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore, announced the signing of free agent pitcher Andi Williamson to the 2013 roster.
A former player for Marshall University, Williamson won a school record 25 games with 268 strikeouts, two shy of the Marshall single-season mark. She compiled a 1.50 earned run average which is fifth best in school history and third best in C-USA.
“The signing of Andi was a move that we had to start looking into right away,” said Moore. “After Jolene Henderson suffered an unfortunate injury late in the season, we knew we had to add another pitcher.
“We’re excited about the addition of Andi. She had a great career at Marshall and her right handed pitching will add much needed depth to our pitching staff.”
Williamson’s opponent batting average of .195 was the best in school history and the only one to be below .200 at MU. She pitched a C-USA high 238.0 innings and earned the third most shutouts (8) in school history. Her 26 complete games is tied for fourth most in a MU single-season.
“I’m very thankful and blessed to get this opportunity to continue playing softball for the Bandits,” said Williamson. “The Chicago Bandits are a top-notch organization and I’m very excited to be apart of the Bandit family.”
Opening Day for the Bandits is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 against Akron Racers at The Ballpark at Rosemont.
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About the Chicago Bandits
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in the Chicagoland area, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May and Monica Abbott. The two-time NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional team.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. 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's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002.