Articles from July 2005
Win streak increases to 16 straight
Two games scheduled for Saturday, July 30th.
Hempstead, NY - An errant throw in the fifth inning by Peaches James proved to be the game winner as the Bandits outlasted the Juggernaut 1-0.
Karrie Rider goes yard for a solo home run over left field fence.
Leah Nelson hit her first professional home run and Ryan Realmuto belted her seventh to provide the Juggernaut with the only two RBIs of the game, as the Juggernaut overcame the New England Riptide 4-3 in a nail-biter
The Chicago Bandits waited until the very last inning of the series to give the St. Louis Saints their one and only run for the 5-1 victory. Jennie Finch had went 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI's.
Texas Thunder starter Amanda Freed tossed another complete game shutout
for her second of the series to take the win over the Canadian National Team with a final score of 1-0.
Jenn Poore’s three-run double jump-started a seven-run third inning as Akron completed a four-game sweep of the Canadian Elite Team, 8-1, Sunday afternoon at Firestone Stadium.
TUCSON, ARIZ - The Arizona Heat completed the sweep of Saturday's doubleheader with a 9-1 victory over the Mexican National Team.
TUCSON, ARIZ - The Arizona Heat overcame an early lead, to beat the Mexican National Team in a dramatic come from behind victory.
AKRON, Ohio – Amy Kyler tossed a no-hitter and shortstop Kristin Johnson drove home four runs to lead Akron to a 12-0 win over the Canadian Elite Team.
Bandits pitcher Lindsay Chouinard dominates the Saints' hitters for sixth win of the season.
A four run outburst by the New York Juggernaut in the second inning with the score tied 1-1 broke the game open as they went on to best the New England Riptide 5-3.
Texas Thunder decided to take a different approach to game three against
the Canadian National Team that led them to a 1-0 victory.
July 22, 2005 - TUCSON, ARIZ – The Arizona Heat returned home this week and won their tenth consecutive home game with a 1-0 win over Mexico.
Houston, Texas - Thunder continued their winning ways in front of a patient crowd at Big League Dreams Sports Park tonight, with a final score of 1-0 as they rallied in the bottom of the seventh to take game two for their second consecutive win over the Canadian National Team.
AKRON, Ohio – Iyhia McMichael’s two-run homer snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Akron to an 8-2 win over the Canadian Elite Team Friday evening at Firestone Stadium.
The Bandits returned on Friday with their bats swinging to pick up another win against the St.Louis Saints. Bandit Laura Harms went 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBI's.
Lisle, Ill.— The Chicago Bandits maintain their number one spot in the National Pro Fastpitch league as they picked up a win against the St.Louis Saints, 9-0.
AKRON, Ohio - Brandee McArthur tossed a no-hitter and Lindsey Bashor and Oli Keohohou hit home runs to lead Akron to a 7-0 win over the Canadian Elite Team Thursday evening at Firestone Stadium.
Lisle, Ill. -- The Chicago Bandits won their fourth and final game of the series against the Canadian Elite Team, 4-1. Pitcher Lauren Bay picked up her third win against her home country's team with a record of 11 strikeouts in just this one game.
Houston, Texas-- Starter Mayumi Murakami (Mt. Sac) tossed a complete game shut out with three strikeouts to take game four, 3-0 against the Phoenix Flames.
The Chicago Bandits record their third shutout this weekend against the Canadian Elite Team, 3-0. Lindsay Chouinard started the game for the Bandits on the mound to pick up the win.
Houston, Texas-- First baseman Kristen Zaleski (Texas State) became the first Thunder player to go yard at Big League Dreams Sports Park tonight, as she belted a deep fly ball over the left field fence to increase Thunder's lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth.
Akron, Ohio -- The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) contest between Akron and Arizona scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Saturday was postponed because of rain.
Lisle, Il.-- Chicago Bandits Lauren Bay finished off what she started in the sixth inning of Thursday night's game on Friday, giving herself another win against the Canadian Elite Team.
Houston, Texas-- Piper Marten (Minnesota) made her first professional start tonight as she took the mound against the Phoenix Flames in game two of this four game series at Big League Dreams Sports Park in League City.
Hempstead, NY-Trena Peel hit her first home run of the season to break open a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning. Jodie Cox came on in relief in the top of the same inning to register the win for the Juggernaut.
AKRON - The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) game between the Akron Racers and the Arizona Heat scheduled for Friday evening at Firestone Stadium has been postponed and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader tomorrow (Saturday, July 16).
Lisle, Ill - The Chicago Bandits saved the best for last on Thursday night's game against the Canada Elite Team. As the top ranked team in the National Pro Fastpitch league, the Bandits shutout the opposing team 3-0.
Houston, Texas-- Thunder ace Christa Williams (UT) paced her team with eleven strikeouts and third baseman Clare Burnum (Oregon State) provided the offense with twelve RBI’s as the Thunder picked up the win in the series opener against the Phoenix Flames.
AKRON, Ohio – Crystl Bustos hit three home runs, including a sixth-inning grand slam, as Akron rallied for a 9-5 NPF win over Arizona Thursday evening at Firestone Stadium.
AKRON, Ohio - Selena Collins' two-run single in the 10th inning lifted Chicago to a 2-0 NPF win over the Akron Racers Sunday afternoon at Firestone Stadium.
Houston, Texas-- Texas Thunder held off a late inning rally today by the Venezuelan National Team to take game four and get the series sweep with a final score of 7-4.
The Heat have made a schedule change. The Arizona Heat will play the Mexican National Team in a four game series starting July 22nd.
TUCSON, ARIZ – The Arizona Heat made it eight straight wins, with a 7-2 victory over the California Sunbirds.
Houston, Texas-- Texas Thunder battled hard into extra innings against the Venezuelan National Team tonight as they scrapped for one run for a final score of 1-0 to take game three and the series in this regular season match-up.
AKRON, Ohio – Jenny Topping’s two-run home run and Brandee McArthur’s 11-strikeout pitching performance highlighted a 4-1 Akron NPF win in the nightcap, after Chicago had rolled the Racers in the opener, 10-3.
Lowell, MASS--The New York Juggernaut received another solid performance by league leader in wins and strikeouts, Peaches James, tonight against the Riptide.
Olympic gold medal winner Jennie Finch pitched a three-hit shutout and added an RBI single to lead the Chicago Bandits to a 2-0 win over the Akron Racers Friday evening at Firestone Stadium.
Olympic gold medalist Amanda Freed (UCLA) took the mound and made her home debut at Big League Dreams tonight in League City against the Venezuelan National team as she notched her fourth victory of the regular season to lead the Thunder to a 4-2 victory.
TUCSON, ARIZ – The Arizona Heat won their seventh in a row, with a 16-3 victory of the California Sunbirds. Heat starter Aja Sherman went four strong innings and center fielder Ladonia Hughes went four for four as the Heat continued to roll.
Due to rainy weather conditions, game three of the series against the Riptide has been cancelled.
The Arizona Heat made it six straight wins, with a 9-0 shutout of the California Sunbirds. Erica Beach tossed her seventh complete game of the season, holding the Sunbirds to only two hits. Lauren Bauer and Jessica Mendoza led the Heat offense, combining for four hits and four RBIs.
The Texas Thunder returned to their winning ways on Thursday with a 12-4 victory over the Venezuelan National Team at Big League Dreams Sports Park in League City.
The New York Juggernaut extended their winning streak to six tonight, as they overpowered the Riptide 9-2.
The Arizona Heat once again feasted on the Phoenix Flames pitching, slugging 19 hits on their was to a season-high 17 run outburst, winning 17-3.
The Arizona Heat made it a clean sweep of the five game series, by beating the Phoenix Flames 16-3. The Heat used four homeruns and a season high twenty hits to score all their runs in the first four innings.
On the Fourth of July weekend, the Chicago Bandits provided enough fireworks on the field for spectators as they combined for fourteen hits against the Stratford Brakettes for the win, 8-4.
The New York Juggernaut completed the series sweep of the Texas Thunder, their fourth come from behind victory in as many days. Utility player Chelsea Spencer had another stellar day at the plate going three for three with two runs scored.
The Akron Racers erupted for six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and cruised to an 8-1 win over the California Sunbirds.
The New England Riptide and Venezuelan National Team concluded their four game holiday weekend series yesterday afternoon at Martin Softball Field, with the Venezuelans hoping to salvage one game out of the series. It would be Danielle Henderson for the Tide, winning pitcher in the game on Friday against Lelis Gomez, making her first start this series for the Venezuelans.
Defense was the name of the game for the Bandits, recording three double plays, behind pitcher Lindsay Chouinard.
The Arizona Heat played homerun derby with the Flames pitching tonight, setting a franchise record with five in one game.
The New England Riptide and Team Venezuela met for the third time last night at Martin Softball Field in Lowell, the Venezuelans attempting to avenge the previous two night’s losses.
Oli Keohohou delivered a pair of two-run singles and Amy Kyler pitched five strong innings as the Akron Racers thumped the California Sunbirds, 11-1, Saturday afternoon at Firestone Stadium.
Chelsea Spencer hit a solo homerun to tie up the game in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to a 4-3 Juggernaut win over the Texas Thunder in nine innings.
After Lauren Bay and the Chicago Bandits made history with the franchise's first no-hitter on Friday night, Jennie Finch continued the trend on Saturday against the Stratford Brakettes. Finch, on top of her game, refused to surrender a single hit to the Brakettes, shutting Stratford out, 3-0.
On a rainy night at Hofstra Softball Stadium, the Juggernaut offense took the game over to earn a come-from-behind win over the Texas Thunder in an 8-3 ball game. The New York offense was led by Chelsea Spencer who hit her first home run of the season.
Phelan Wright and Cheryl Schaefer led the Heat offense as they pounded out a season high 19 hits in a 12-0 win over the Phoenix Flames. Wright led the way by going four for four with an RBI, while Scheafer went three for three with four RBI and three doubles.
Rookie Lindsey Bashor doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning as Akron rallied to defeat the California Sunbirds, 10-5, in a wild game Friday evening at Firestone Stadium.
The New England Riptide and Venezuelan National Team continued their four game series at Martin Softball Field Friday night.