Last night, Kristina Thorson (Call-Berkeley) pitched her second consecutive two-hit shutout to lead the Bandits to a 10-0 shutout over Akron. Chicago's offense was paced by Samantha Findlay, who hit her league-leading 6th homer in a four-run Bandit third, a two-run shot to left. Stacey May (Iowa) followed with another two-run homer in the frame, her fifth of the campaign. May also added a RBI doubles in the fourth and sixth innings for a total of four runs driven in on the night.
Combined with Jennie Finch's perfect game and 2-0 victory on Friday night in Joliet, Bandit's pitchers have now held the first-place Akron Racers scoreless in 14 consecutive innings, have given up only two hits, struck out 19 and walked none during that span.
The Akron Racers are still in first place in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) standings with a record of 12-7. The Chicago Bandits are one game back with a record of 11-8 (.579), percentage points ahead of second place USSSA Florida Pride at 12-9 (.571).
The Sunday game is scheduled for a 2:05 PM matinee, with the pregame show to start at 1:55 PM Central Time. Probable starters are Nikki Nemitz (Michigan) for Chicago (3-0, 2.60 ERA, 31 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched), while the Racers could come back with their ace Lisa Norris (North Carolina), who leads the NPF with a perfect 8-0 record, 1.12 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings of work this season.
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