Carosone, Scroggins named weekly award recipients

ROSEMONT — Chicago Bandits standout second baseman Emily Carosone and outfielder Jessie Scroggins were named to the National Pro Fastpitch Week 9 Players of the Week list, league officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

Carosone, who garnered the Boombah Player of the Week award, continued her torrid stretch of play at the plate. The third-year pro batted .500 across four games against the Beijing Shougang Eagles and raised her league-best slugging percentage to an astounding .855 mark. Carosone delivered a pair of home runs during Thursday’s doubleheader sweep, which included a 21-0 rout of the Eagles. Both home runs, her league-leading ninth and 10th of the season, respectively, opened the scoring in each contest.

The former Auburn standout’s 10 long balls represent a career-high tally.

Scroggins, whom the Bandits selected 15th overall in the third round of the 2018 NPF Draft, sustained her presence as a potential MVP candidate with another dominant offensive showing and captured Rawlings Rookie of the Week honors. The former Baylor Bear hit safely in nine of her 12 at-bats throughout the week, including a 5-for-6 day at the plate in the 21-0 blowout of Beijing. Scroggins added three doubles and scored four runs in the victory to help raise her league-high batting average to .459 on the season.

The Bandits will be back in action as they begin a two-game set against the Cleveland Comets at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex.

For more information about the Chicago Bandits or to purchase tickets to any home game during the remainder of the 2018 season, 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 14th 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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