Washington, PA - August 8, 2014 - Chicago Bandits pitcher Michelle Gascoigne delivered a gem and shortstop Tammy Williams delivered the go-ahead two-run shot in the third sparking the Bandits to a 4-1 victory over the Pennsylvania Rebellion at CONSOL Energy Park Friday.
In her seven innings of work and fifth complete game of the season, Gascoigne allowed just five Rebellion hits and struck out four. The win marked her sixth on the year, while Rebellion starter Anna Miller took the loss. Miller gave up three hits and three runs before being relieved by Pennsylvania’s Angel Bunner in the fourth.
Gascoigne was aided in the win by teammate Tammy Williams, who belted the go-ahead two-run difference maker in the top of the third. The Chicago plated their other two runs of the night off a bases loaded walk in the first and an Alisa Goler sacrifice fly in the fifth.
The Rebellion got on the board in the second, pushing across their only run of the night. First baseman Courtney Liddle led off the inning with a ground rule double and came around to score on catcher Nicole Morgan’s RBI groundout. Liddle paced the Rebellion offense with two hits, while Bianca Mejia, Mandy Ogle and Andie Varsho each collected a hit a piece.
The Rebellion seeks redemption August 9th at 2:05 PM ET in game two of the final home stand of their inaugural season. For tickets and/or group packages, contact the CONSOL Energy Park Box Office at 724.250.7412. For fans cheering from home, listen to all of the action live on the MSA Sports Network, or follow the Rebellion on Twitter @PARebellion for game updates.
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Site: CONSOL Energy Park - Washington, PA
Score: Bandits 4, Rebellion 1
Records: Bandits (25-16), Rebellion (8-33)
Next PA Rebellion Game: Saturday, August 9th at 2:05 p.m. ET/1:05 p.m. CT vs Chicago Bandits.
About Chicago Bandits
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May-Johnson and Monica Abbott. The two-time NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional team. The 2014 season will be the Bandits 10th season in the NPF.
About PA Rebellion
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport has operated since 1997 under the name of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002.