North Mankato, MN (July 11, 2019) —The Aussie Peppers of Minnesota and Chicago Bandits wrapped up a five game series Thursday night in North Mankato, Minnesota.

Chicago wins the series finale by a final of 7-1 over the Peppers to win the series.

The Peppers started off the scoring in the third inning off an RBI single from Verity Long-Droppert. Rachele Fico got out of a bases loaded jam with an inning ending double play.

Chicago responded in the fourth with a solo home run from Abbey Cheek.

In the fifth inning, the Bandits hit back to back solo home runs from Amanda Chidester and Cheek.

Chidester went deep again in the sixth with a three run homer. She finished with four RBI’s in the contest.

Cheek blasted another solo home run in the inning to cap off an impressive night at the plate. Cheek recorded three homers in the game as the Bandits take the series from the Peppers.

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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.


Photo by Morgan Kiem Wolfe, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

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