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Chicago Bandits Cruise To 17-1 Victory Over PA Rebellion

July 26, 2014 CONSOL Energy Park Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Washington, PA- July 26, 2014 - The Chicago Bandits cruised to a 17-1 defeat of the Pennsylvania Rebellion, presented by The Coury Financial Group, Saturday at CONSOL Energy Park.

Bandits’ infielder Cheyenne Coyle outstanding offensive performance was highlighted by four RBIs on two hits for Chicago. She doubled in the sixth and smacked a grand slam in the seventh.

After an hour and 30 minute rain delay, the Bandits poured on ten runs in the first three innings to go in front 10-0.

Nonetheless, Rebellion pitcher Angel Bunner had a spectacular defensive highlight in the bottom of the first inning as the starter made a sensational live drive grab off the bat of Chicago’s Amber Patton for an inning-ending double play.

Furthermore, Rebellion rookie shortstop Kourtney Salvarola, a University of South Florida graduate, earned her first professional hit with a line drive single in the bottom of the second.  Pennsylvania scored their only run of the contest courtesy of an RBI single from Lauren Lappin that plated Jennifer Salling.

With a comfortable 10-1 lead, Bandits starting pitcher Kristen Verdun collected her fifth RBI of the season as a sacrifice fly put the visitors at an 11-1 advantage. A leadoff solo home run by Jessica Bracamonte and four more runs in the seventh lifted the Bandits to the 17-1 victory. 

The Rebellion and Bandits return to action for game four of the series tomorrow, July 27 at 5:05 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 at www.msasports.net/broadcasts.

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Site: CONSOL Energy Park - Washington, PA

Score: Bandits, 17 Rebellion, 1

Records: Bandits (19-13), Rebellion (7-26)

Next Bandits Game: Sunday, July 27 @ Pennsylvania Rebellion at 5:05 p.m. ET/4:05 p.m. CT. Listen Live: http://www.msasports.net/game/chicago-bandits-at-rebellion-4

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.