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Abbott Blanks Charge – Charge Clinch Spot in Championship Series

Chicago Bandits' Brittany Cervantes Home Run Celebration Photo By Jade Hewitt Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
 
McKinney, TX – August 9, 2015 – Monica Abbott extended her scoreless streak to 58 consecutive innings Sunday afternoon at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch.  The tall lefty gave up four hits, walked two and struck out 15.  She improved to 13-1.
 
Brittany Cervantes and Emily Allard both collected two hits for Chicago including Cervantes first inning home run. Each had an RBI.   Megan Blank and Tammy Williams each had one hit and scored.
 
Jolene Henderson suffered the loss for Dallas going six innings.  She allowed three runs on seven hits. 
 
The Bandits improved to 30-16, solidly locked in second place as the regular season winds down. 
 
The Dallas Charge, by virtue of the PA Rebellion loss earlier in the day, secured the fourth and final spot in the NPF Championship Series that begins August 14 in Hoover, Alabama.
 
The Charge will take on the Bandits again Monday night at Craig Ranch.  First pitch, 7pm.
 
Official Box Score:  http://ow.ly/QIda7
 
LOCATION: The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX
 
SCORE: Bandits 3, Charge 0
 
RECORDS: Bandits (30-16), Charge (16-30)
 
 
The Dallas Charge will begin competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2015. The Charge will provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dallas Charge at http://www.dallascharge.com
 
 
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.  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 names 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 and has been since 2002.