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Racers Knock off Bandits in Second Game; Earn Series Split

LISLE, Ill. - As Wednesday turned into Thursday the Comcast Chicago Bandits took on the Akron Racers for game two of the doubleheader.

For the first two innings, both teams were held scoreless due to the effective pitching of the Bandits’ Amy Harre and the Racers’ Radara McHugh.

Akron was first on the board in the third inning scoring three runs. All three of those runs came off of a homerun by Veronica Wootson.

Chicago was quick to answer back scoring three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Vicky Galindo got things going with a leadoff triple. Kristie Fox singled to bring Galindo in to score. Jaime Clark showed patience at the plate earning herself a walk. Stacy May singled advancing Fox to third and Clark to second. A fielding error by the Racers’ third baseman allowed Trimboli to reach first, Fox to score from third and Clark to come in from second.

The Racers were able to squeak out one more run in the fourth and that proved to be the difference. Benyi singled and advanced to second on a throwing error. Poore followed with a single but Benyi was unable to advance. Bandit pitcher Jessica Sallinger came into relieve Harre. Jamee Juarez exhibited patience and took a walk. With the bases loaded, Tracee McCoy was issued a walk bringing Benyi in to score.

This loss brings the Bandits to 19-17 on the season and slides them down to a fifth place tie with the New England Riptide.

The Bandits will face their next opponent, the Washington Glory, on Friday, August 10. Game time is at 7:05 pm.