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Pennsylvania Falls, 3-1, In Series Opener Against Chicago

Lauren Lappin Photo Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Washington, PA – July 24, 2014 - Sarah Pauly and The Pennsylvania Rebellion, presented by the Coury Financial Group, gave a valiant effort opposite the visiting Chicago Bandits at CONSOL Energy Park.  Unfortunately, a pair of solo blasts from Chicago’s Megan Wiggins and Tammy Williams was enough to propel the Bandits to a 3-1 victory over the Rebellion Thursday.  

Wiggins put the
Bandits on the board first with a leadoff homer in the first, while teammate Williams gave the Bandits the go ahead in the fourth.  Both homers proved to be the only earned runs Pauly allowed in her complete game for the Rebellion. 

In all, the Rebellion ace gave up three runs on six hits and fanned four in the losing effort.  In her seven innings, Pauly threw 18 first pitch strikes to 28 batters faced and even retired the side during four innings.  Sara Moulton was tagged with the win for the Bandits, holding the Rebellion to just one run on four hits.

The Rebellion’s lone run came in the second, as second baseman Lauren Lappin singled to score first baseman Courtney Liddle.  Lappin was a bright spot for the Rebellion offense, batting 3-3 with an RBI on the night.

Defensively, Samantha Garcia put on show for the Rebellion.  The centerfielder flashed the leather an impressive three times to prevent the threatening Bandits from causing further damage in the contest. 

For the official box score, visit: https://gc.com/game-530288506f375d50323e1650/stats. The Rebellion and the Bandits return to action for game two of the series tomorrow, July 25 at 7:05 p.m.  For tickets and/or group packages, contact the CONSOL Energy Park Box Office at 724.250.7412. For the fans cheering from home, all of the action can be found online  

Box Score: Click Here

Site: CONSOL Energy Park – Washington, PA

Score: Bandits 3, Rebellion 1

Records: Bandits (18-12), Rebellion (6-25)

Next Game: Friday, July 25 at 7:05 PM EDT at CONSOL Energy Park – Washington, PA

About Chicago Bandits
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May-Johnson and Monica Abbott. The two-time NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional team. The 2014 season will be the Bandits 10th season in the NPF.

About PA Rebellion
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.

About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport has operated since 1997 under the name of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002.