ROSEMONT — Stacey Porter delivered a bases-clearing triple in the fifth inning to help break open a one-run ballgame, and the Aussie Spirit earned their historic first victory over the Chicago Bandits on Friday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex by a score of 4-1. Porter, who suited up for the Pennsylvania Rebellion during the 2016 season,…

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ROSEMONT — Lauren Chamberlain delivered a three-run homer in the opening frame, and the USSSA Pride claimed a series victory with a 10-4 win over the Chicago Bandits on Sunday afternoon at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Chamberlain’s first-inning shot, her second of the season and first since May 30, provided an early blow to Bandits rookie…

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VIERA, Fla. — USSSA Pride left fielder Megan Wiggins delivered a walk-off single and the Chicago Bandits lost for the first time during the 2018 season, dropping the series opener 2-1 Monday night at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Wiggins, in her eighth season at the professional level, sent a looping line drive to center…

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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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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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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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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — After a shaky start to their first road trip of the season, the Bandits surged to an 8-3 victory over the Aussie Spirit behind the bat of Emily Carosone in Wednesday night’s series opener at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson, Kansas. Carosone, an All-NPF selection in 2017, clobbered her first two home runs of…

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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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ROSEMONT — After a transition from the Italian Softball League to National Pro Fastpitch, it’s safe to say Courtney Gano enjoyed her first few days in the Windy City. Gano delivered a 3-for-3 performance at the plate, including a pair of RBI, started at short and finished behind the plate, as the Bandits cruised to a…

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