By Paul Adkins email@example.com
June 24, 2014
Andi Williamson started her second game of the season with the Chicago Bandits of the National Professional Fastpitch women’s league last week in a road game at the Pennsylvania Rebellion at Washington, Pa.
Williamson started and went two innings, getting her second straight no-decision, as the Bandits won 5-3.
Chicago lost 2-1 in Game 1 to split the series with the NPF expansion team. The Bandits currently stand at 8-6 on the season. Pennsylvania fell to 3-11.
Williamson, a Harts native and former pitcher at the old Harts High School and also Chapmanville Regional High School, is 0-0 on the season with a 0.91 ERA. She has pitched 7.2 innings and has allowed just one earned run and 10 hits with two strikeouts and five walks. She has a WHIP of 1.96. This is her second season with the team.
The Bandits were led by Megan Wiggins, who hit a three-run homer. Kristen Butler also hit a solo shot in the second inning to make it 4-1.
Pennsylvania’s Brittney Lindley got a run back in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot of her own to make it a 4-1 game. The home run was Lindley’s first of the season as well as the first home run to be recorded by a Rebellion player at CONSOL Energy Park.
The Rebellion rallied in the sixth off RBI singles by Briana Hamilton and Samantha Garcia to make it a 5-3 contest but the Bandits hung on for the win.
Rebellion starter Dallas Esscobedo took the loss for Pennsylvania, giving up four runs on five hits including two home runs before Angel Bunner came on in relief to close out the game.
Williamson allowed two hits and was relieved by Sara Moulton, who was credited with the win. She gave up one run on two hits including two strikeouts. Ellen Renfroe, Estela Pinon, Kirsten Verdun and Monica Abbott all came on in relief following Moulton’s performance. Through the seven innings, the Bandits pitching staff gave up eight hits while recording four strikeouts.
Chicago lost to Pennsylvania on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning in Game 1.
The Bandits are scheduled to return to action on Thursday against the defending league champion USSSA Florida Pride, opening a four-game series. All four games are set to played at a neutral site in Round Rock, Texas.
The NPF regular season is set to end on Aug. 17.
The top two teams are then slated to play a best-of-three championship series.
Williamson recently returned from Japan where she played for the Toda All-Stars of the Japanese Women’s Professional Softball League.