ROSEMONT — A two-run homer off the bat of Emily Carosone proved to be the difference as the Chicago Bandits earned a narrow 2-1 victory over the USSSA Pride in their series opener Friday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Carosone’s second-inning blast, her 12th of the season, placed her in a tie alongside Pride first baseman…

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AVON, Ohio — The Chicago Bandits introduced Sprenger Stadium to professional softball Friday night and did so with a bang. Kristyn Sandberg, DJ Sanders and Stacy May-Johnson each delivered home runs in a 10-2 victory over the Cleveland Comets in Avon, Ohio. Sandberg’s blast, a two-run shot in the opening frame, marked her ninth of the…

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VIERA, Fla. — Chicago Bandits right-hander Ally Carda issued consecutive walks to allow the game-winning run to cross the plate as the USSSA Pride earned a 1-0 victory in eight innings Friday night at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Carda, who entered in relief of rookie southpaw Paige Lowary with two aboard and two outs…

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ROSEMONT — The Bandits scored 21 runs in Game 1 of a doubleheader to break the franchise’s single-game record and polished off a six-game sweep with a comeback win in the nightcap Thursday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Emily Carosone, Gwen Svekis and Sammy Marshall launched home runs in the 21-0 rout as part of a…

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ROSEMONT — Coley Ries continued her stellar stretch of play against the Beijing Shougang Eagles, and the Chicago Bandits claimed the series opener 1-0 over their international opponents Sunday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Ries (W, 5-0) delivered a strong start in the circle and tossed five shutout frames in the victory. The second-year standout from…

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ROSEMONT — Sierra Romero continued her strong start to the 2018 campaign and guided the USSSA Pride to a 3-2 win Saturday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. The third-year second baseman smacked a solo shot in the opening frame, a game-tying triple in the fifth and an eventual game-winning single in the seventh as the…

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MANKATO, Minn. — Coley Ries, Aleshia Ocasio, Lacey Waldrop and Rachele Fico issued a combined shutout as the Chicago Bandits topped the Beijing Shougang Eagles by a score of 3-0 Saturday night at Caswell Park in Mankato, Minnesota. The Bandits (18-0) completed a five-game sweep and collected their 18th consecutive victory to begin the 2018 season.…

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MANKATO, Minn. — The Chicago Bandits continued their early-season roll on the road, topping the Beijing Shougang Eagles in both games of a doubleheader Friday at Caswell Park in Mankato, Minnesota. Rachele Fico earned her second win in as many starts after tossing four strong innings of work in an 8-2 victory in the opener. The…

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MANKATO, Minn. — Coley Ries’ homecoming endured a brief delay after Tuesday’s series opener was postponed because of rain, but the former Minnesota State — Mankato standout delivered a day later to earn the win against the Beijing Shougang Eagles on Wednesday in Mankato, Minnesota. Ries (4-0) scattered four hits across five innings of work without…

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