Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/18/2012 11:42 PM

Bandits win playoff tuneup

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Special to the Daily Herald

The Chicago Bandits entered Saturday's regular-season finale looking to even up their two-game series against the Carolina Diamonds.

The same teams face off against each other starting Thursday in the first round of the NPF Championship Series.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The playoff prelude went in favor of the Bandits, who claimed a 5-1 victory in The Ballpark at Rosemont.

Nikki Nemitz (7-7) started for the Bandits, who were looking to end the season on a high note in front of a sell-out crowd of 1,642.

The Bandits opened the scoring in the third inning as Alisa Goler hit a 2-run home run. Amanda Williams increased the lead to 3-0 later in the inning with an RBI single that scored Kristen Butler. Shannon Doepking's sacrifice bunt gave the Bandits a 4-0 lead as Tammy Williams scored.

GiOnna DiSalvatore cut the lead to 4-1 with a solo home run in the top of the fourth. The Diamonds threatened later in the inning after loading the bases, but the Bandits recovered to get out of the inning with a 3-run lead.

"The defense made some great plays," said Nemitz. "They were able help get me out of some jams."

Morgan Melloh replaced starter Danielle Spaulding to start the fourth inning for the Diamonds. Melloh gave up a solo home run to Megan Wiggins in the sixth inning to complete the scoring.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here