North Mankato, MN (July 10, 2019)- The Aussie Peppers of Minnesota played host to the Chicago Bandits for a doubleheader Wednesday.
In game one, the Peppers won 5-3. Game two of the doubleheader went to Chicago as the Bandits won 17-0 in five innings.
Game one of the series featured five home runs, including three solo home runs from the Bandits.
Gwen Svekis, Amanda Chidester, and Alyssa DiCarlo all hit solo shots for the Bandits.
Verity Long-Droppert blasted a solo home run for the Peppers, and Jade Wall delivered a two-run homer.
The Peppers trailed 3-1 heading into the sixth inning before Wall’s homer tied it at three. Later in the inning, Maddie Cameron pinch hit for Shannon Keevers and drove in two on a double for the go-ahead runs.
Stephanie Trzcinski picked up the win for the Peppers.
In game two, Chicago’s Kelly Barnhill tossed four no-hit innings with four strikeouts before being taken out for Paige Lowary.
That contest was tied until the third inning when the Bandits offense broke through for six runs, highlighted by a two-run homer from Hannah Flippen.
Flippen finished with three RBI’s in the contest.
Chicago lit up the scoreboard with another big inning in the fifth where the Bandits scored 11 to top the Peppers, 17-0.
The Bandits tallied 16 hits in the contest.
Gwen Svekis went 2-4 with an RBI.
Chidester finished the contest 2-3 with a run scored.
Aleshia Ocasio drove in two and scored two runs on a 2-3 effort.
The Bandits and Peppers wrap up the series at Caswell Park Thursday with the game set to begin shortly after 7:00 ET/6:00 CT.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.