With a steady rain coming down all night, Game 2 of the National Pro Fastpitch Championship game between the Chicago Bandits and USSSA Pride was washed out, and NPF officials were in discussions to cancel the rest of the 2012 series.
The Bandits (1-0) were looking to win their second straight title with a win Sunday over the Pride. Their 2:30 p.m. start was delayed until 6 p.m. at The Ballpark at Rosemont. With one out in the top of the first, however, the game was postponed again.
At 10 p.m., a spokesperson for the Bandits said they were still awaiting final word from league officials as to whether or not the game would be played on another date.
Earlier in the evening, the Bandits posted this tweet: “Per the NPF tonight’s Final has been cancelled. There will be no league champion this season. More details will be announced at a later date.”
A representative for Chicago, however, said owners for both clubs were still in talks with league officials to possibly change that decision, and they would not be able to comment until the NPF releases a final statement.
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