Bandits earn doubleheader split against Spirit

ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits managed a split in Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader against the Aussie Spirit but dropped the three-game series with a loss in Game 2. Former Bandits southpaw Kaia Parnaby, now a member of the Spirit in their inaugural season as an NPF franchise, delivered a impressive performance in the circle in a 3-0…

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Romero’s blast spoils Fico’s no-hit bid

VIERA, Fla. — Rachele Fico took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before USSSA Pride second baseman Sierra Romero unloaded a three-run home run to center as the Chicago Bandits lost their second consecutive game by a score of 3-1 Tuesday at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Fico, who allowed just one hit across six…

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Bandits double up Eagles, improve to 17-0

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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Ries rolls to win in homecoming

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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Bandits toss combined perfect game in doubleheader sweep of Spirit

ROSEMONT — Shelby Turnier, Aleshia Ocasio and Paige Lowary combined to deliver a perfect game as part of a doubleheader sweep against the Aussie Spirit on Sunday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Turnier, in her first start of the 2018 season after a stretch of impressive relief efforts, didn’t allow a baserunner in three innings of…

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Sandberg’s slam backs Ocasio’s strong start as Bandits march to 11-0

ROSEMONT — Kristyn Sandberg’s first-inning grand slam ignited a five-run opening frame and the Chicago Bandits claimed an 8-2 win over the Aussie Spirit on Saturday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. The blast, which marked Sandberg’s fourth of the 2018 season, provided plenty of offensive support to a combined effort from rookie right-hander Aleshia Ocasio,…

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Sandberg guides Bandits to eighth consecutive win

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kristyn Sandberg spearheaded a 14-hit attack on the road and the Bandits won their eighth consecutive game to begin the 2018 campaign, beating the Aussie Spirit 7-4 Saturday night in Lawrence, Kansas. After the Spirit jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening frame, Sandberg’s RBI single through the left side evened…

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Bandits clobber Spirit, match best start in franchise history

WICHITA, Kan. — Sammy Marshall, Kristyn Sandberg, Jessie Scroggins and Emily Carosone all homered and the Chicago Bandits cruised to a 12-0 victory over the Aussie Spirit on Thursday in Wichita, Kansas. The win marked the Bandits’ sixth consecutive to begin the 2018 season, matching the best start in franchise history (6-0, 2006). Marshall, a fourth-year…

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Hernandez powers Bandits to season-opening sweep

ROSEMONT — Natalie Hernandez launched her second home run of the series, Kristyn Sandberg added her first homer of the season, and the Chicago Bandits downed the Cleveland Comets 12-5 to sweep the four-game set Sunday afternoon at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Clinging to a 3-2 lead after four, Hernandez’s three-run blast in the fifth ignited…

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Bandits send Jaquish to Pride for cash considerations

Photo credit: Dina Kwit, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have agreed to trade catcher Sahvanna Jaquish to the USSSA Pride in exchange for cash considerations, team officials announced Friday morning. Jaquish, who earned All-NPF honors during her rookie year in Chicago, batted .322 with three home runs and a…

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