Carda named to 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team roster

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Chicago Bandits pitcher/infielder Ally Carda has been named to the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team roster, USA Softball announced Monday morning.

Carda, who signed with the Bandits as a free agent Jan. 12, 2018, posted impressive figures throughout her first season in Chicago. The former UCLA standout delivered 43.2 innings of work in the circle and sported a minuscule 1.60 ERA.

Carda collected five wins to go along with her team-high four saves and struck out 44 batters to rank second on the staff.

As a two-way threat, Carda also managed a .429 batting average across 21 at-bats, including one home run. She added five RBI throughout the season.

During her lone postseason appearance at the 2018 NPF Championship Series, Carda tossed one-third of an inning and allowed one unearned run while striking out one batter.

Carda, a native of Elk Grove, California, holds a number of international experiences on her resume. The 2015 Japan Cup MVP has also helped Team USA capture gold at the 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship, 2017 Pan American Championship and 2018 Japan Cup.

The four-time Cowles Cup champion Chicago Bandits will be back at Parkway Bank Sports Complex for the 2019 season. For more information about the Chicago Bandits or to reserve your season tickets, please visit chicagobandits.com or call the box office at 877-722-6348.

ABOUT CHICAGO BANDITS

Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch league. Entering their 15th season as a franchise, the Bandits have provided the Chicago area with high-level softball talent and entertainment en route to capturing six regular-season titles and four Cowles Cup championships, the most recent coming during the 2016 campaign. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits play at Parkway Bank Sports Complex, one of the premier softball facilities in the nation. Parkway Bank Sports Complex is the only stadium in the country built exclusively for a women’s professional softball team. The Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch softball players to further their careers at the professional level and have included legendary figures such as Jennie Finch, Tammy Williams and Stacy May-Johnson.

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