ROSEMONT, IL (June 14, 2019)– Haylie McCleney delivered a two-run homer in the fourth and one solo in the 6th that helped Team USA claim the 6-1 victory over the Chicago Bandits on Friday (Jun. 14) at Parkway Bank Sports Complex.
Paige Lowary pitched three scoreless innings until former Bandit catcher Sahvanna Jaquish scored on a passed ball which put Team USA on the board followed by McCleney’s two-out shot to make it a three-run lead.
Entering the fifth, Delaney Spaulding blasted one to right field bringing in another two runs for the Red, White and Blue making the score 5-0.
McCleney’s second homer of the night was a solo to center field that advanced their lead to 6 runs over the Bandits.
Looking for a comeback, Bandits rookie Alyssa DiCarlo received an RBI after flying one out to right field that brought Amanda Chidester home for the Bandits first run of the game in the bottom of the 6th.
Team USA outscored the Bandits with a final score of 6-1 to end game one. USA continued the evening with a contest against the USSSA Pride.
The Bandits will continue the exhibition series against Team USA on Saturday and Sunday (Jun. 15 and 16).
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.