Cat Osterman won her league-best fourth decision of the season, striking out 11 in a distance performance to spark the USSSA Pride to a 5-0 victory over the Chicago Bandits in the second of a four-game series in Rosemont on Friday night.
The win enabled the Pride (7-3) to regain a first-place tie with the Bandits (7-3) in the National Professional FastPitch softball league.
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The Pride scored the only run that Osterman, who plans to retire after this season, needed in the fourth inning. Ashley Charters led off with a double and scored on Nikia Williams' single.
The Pride's Jenn Stalling blasted a grand slam in the sixth inning.
The teams meet again today at 7:35 p.m.