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Blank, Carosone returning for 2017 Chicago Bandits season

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  • Megan Blank, a utility player, will return for her third season with the Chicago Bandits.

    Megan Blank, a utility player, will return for her third season with the Chicago Bandits.
    Photo courtesy Chicago Bandits/Dina Kwit

  • Second baseman Emily Carosone will be returning for her second NPF season with the Chicago Bandits.

    Second baseman Emily Carosone will be returning for her second NPF season with the Chicago Bandits.
    Photo courtesy of Chicago Bandits/Dina Kwit

 
Daily Herald Report
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A pair of infielders have re-signed with the four-time NPF champion Chicago Bandits for the 2017 season, team officials announced Tuesday.

Megan Blank, a utility infielder, and second baseman Emily Carosone have agreed to new contracts.

"We're thrilled to bring back Megan Blank and Emily Carosone," said the team's new general manager, Toni Calmeyn. "They'll both be contributors across the infield for our team."

Blank, now in her third year in National Pro Fastpitch, played at the University of Iowa is a native of Culver City, California. Last season she played first base, third base and right field for the Bandits, who won their second straight Cowles Cup trophy.

As a rookie out of Auburn University, Carosone batted .225 average but posted an on-base percentage of .404. She started 30 games at second base for the Bandits.

For more information on the Bandits, who play home games at The Ballpark at Rosemont, visit their website at chicagobandits.com.

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