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Bandits complete series sweep, win 9th straight

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The host Chicago Bandits took game four of their series with the New York/New Jersey Comets in a 12-5 decision Saturday to complete a series sweep, winning their ninth straight game in the process.

Monica Abbott was the winning pitcher. She improved to 13-1.

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Nikki Nemitz was the Bandits' starter. She got into a jam early in the first inning, allowing a hit and walking two batters to load the bases for the Comets. She quickly rebounded, getting a strikeout to end the inning and keep the Comets from scoring.

Nerissa Myers came up big for the Bandits in the bottom of the third inning, blasting a 2-run home run to center field, scoring Amber Patton and putting the Bandits up 2-0 going into the fourth.

The Comets responded in the top of the fourth inning with 2 runs to tie it at 2-2. The Bandits made a pitching change, sending in Abbott to finish the game.

The Comets scored one more run in the fourth inning on an illegal pitch, giving them a 3-2 edge.

Myers again came up big for the Bandits. She hit her second homer of the game in the bottom of the fifth, a 3-run shot to center field, to give the Bandits a 6-4 lead.

The Bandits added 6 more runs in the sixth inning, including a grand slam from Eri Yamada.

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