Alisa Goler's 2 run RBI double in the bottom of the first inning proved to be the all the runs the host Chicago Bandits needed as they shut out the USSSA Pride 4-0 to a split of the four-game series at Rosemont on Tuesday night.
The Pride (8-4) is in first place in NPF, while the Bandits (7-5) are tied for second.
Monica Abbott of the Bandits started in the circle for the second time in the series and went the distance, pitching 7 innings while allowing 4 hits and striking out seven. Abbott has not given up a run this season.
The Bandits added to their lead in the fifth when Brittany Cervantes singled to score Danielle Zymkowitz. Cervantes has 22 RBI in 12 games, eclipsing her career high of 17 set last season.
The Bandits hit the road today, opening a series against the Pennsylvania Rebellion at 6:05 p.m.