Allentown, PA- A solo home run by Mindy Cowles and Jamie Clark's two hit,
two RBI performance sparked the Chicago Bandits as they hit their way to a
4-1 win over the Philadelphia Force (19-11).
The Bandits (17-13) quickly got on the board in the top of the second
inning when Cowles slammed a solo home run to left center field. However,
starting Force pitcher, Amy Harre, was able to work out of the inning by
forcing the next three Chicago batters into outs.
Trena Peel answered back for the Force in the top of the third inning. A
solo blast to center field put the Force on the scoreboard to tie the game
at 1-1. It was Peel's fourth home run of the season.
The Bandits would add what would turn out to be the game winning run in
the top of the fourth inning. Cowles would again start off the inning,
this time with a walk. She quickly stole second before Laura Harms
grounded out, advancing Cowles to third base. Lindsay Schutlzer, who
entered the game to pinch hit for Aileen Morales, added the second run for
the Bandits with a single up the middle that scored Cowles.
The Bandits continued their hot hitting performance in the fifth inning.
Kristie Fox began the rally with a single down the left field line.
Rachel Folden followed with a walk which would advance Fox to second base.
Auriel Jenkins entered the game to pinch run for Fox before Clark's long
double to center would score Folden and Jenkins, making the score 4-1.
The Bandits added one more run in the top of the sixth inning on a Morales
RBI single that scored Cowles, who singled to lead off the inning. Cowles
would end the night with two hits, three RBIs, and one run scored.
For the Bandits, Jessica Sallinger (8-5) picked up the win on the mound.
Sallinger gave up three hits and struck out three batters in 4.2 innings
pitched. Kristina Thorson picked up her second save of the season.
Amy Harre (3-3) took the loss for the Force. Harre gave up four hits and
two runs in 3.2 innings pitched.
The Force and the Bandits will play the third game of the series tomorrow
at 7:05 p.m. at ECTB Stadium. The home run derby style event, the "Battle
of the Bats", will be held prior to the game at 6:20 p.m. Also, the first
300 fans at the park will receive a Majestic throwback NPF t-shirt.
Chicago Bandits vs Philadelphia Force (Jul 22, 2008)
. Box score
The Automated ScoreBook
Chicago Bandits at Philadelphia Force
Jul 22, 2008 at Allentown, PA (ECTB Stadium)
Chicago Bandits 1st - Due to a rain delay, the game will not start until
7:30 p.m. May grounded out to ss. Fox grounded out to 3b. Folden singled
middle. Clark singled up the middle; Folden advanced to second. Trimboli
walked; Clark advanced to second; Folden advanced to third. Findlay struck
looking. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.
Philadelphia Force 1st - Burnum singled to right center. Friedman out at
first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Burnum advanced to second. Wilkerson walked.
Spencer, C. fouled out to 3b. Gibson popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 2 LOB.
Chicago Bandits 2nd - Cowles homered to left center, RBI. Harms grounded
out to p, bunt. Morales grounded out to ss. May grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1
hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Philadelphia Force 2nd - Long singled to right center. Long advanced to
second on a passed ball. Hall grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; Long advanced to
third. Smith lined out to cf; Long out at home cf to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 0 LOB.
Chicago Bandits 3rd - Fox lined out to cf. Folden walked. Carlson pinch
ran for Folden. Carlson stole second. Clark popped up to 2b. Carlson stole
third. Trimboli grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Philadelphia Force 3rd - Folden to c for Carlson. Peel homered to center
field, RBI. Burnum struck out. Friedman struck out. Wilkerson grounded out to
2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Chicago Bandits 4th - Findlay grounded out to 3b. Cowles walked. Cowles
stole second. Harms grounded out to 2b; Cowles advanced to third. Schutzler
pinch hit for Morales. Schutzler singled up the middle, RBI; Cowles scored.
Morales to ss for Schutzler. Cox to p for Harre. Morales out at second c
caught stealing. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Philadelphia Force 4th - Spencer, C. flied out to ss. Gibson flied out
to cf. Long struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Chicago Bandits 5th - May grounded out to ss. Fox singled down the lf
line. Folden walked; Fox advanced to second. Jenkins pinch ran for Fox. Clark
doubled, 2 RBI; Folden scored; Jenkins scored. Clark advanced to third on a
throwing error by ss. Trimboli grounded out to ss. Findlay struck out
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.
Philadelphia Force 5th - Fox to dh for Jenkins. Hall out at first p to
ss to 1b. Smith popped up to 2b. Peel walked. Burnum hit by pitch; Peel
advanced to second. Thorson to p for Sallinger. Friedman popped up to 2b. 0
runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Chicago Bandits 6th - Cowles singled up the middle. Harms singled to
third base; Cowles advanced to second. Morales singled up the middle, RBI;
Harms advanced to third; Cowles scored. May grounded out to 1b unassisted;
Morales advanced to second. Fox struck out. Folden flied out to lf. 1 run, 3
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Philadelphia Force 6th - Wilkerson grounded out to 2b. Spencer, C.
fouled out to lf. Gibson struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Chicago Bandits 7th - Miller to c for Smith. Clark grounded out to ss.
Trimboli grounded out to 1b unassisted. Findlay fouled out to lf. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Philadelphia Force 7th - Long hit by pitch. Hall lined out to ss. Miller
walked; Long advanced to second. Peel popped up to 2b. Burnum grounded out to
2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.