A superb effort by Kristen Butler lifted the Chicago Bandits (9-3) to an 8-5 win over the Akron Racers (5-7) on Sunday at Firestone Stadium.
Butler racked up six RBIs on three hits for the Chicago Bandits. She homered in the first and second innings.
Nicole Pauly racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Akron Racers. She singled in the third inning and homered in the fifth inning.
Even though Nikki Nemitz allowed five runs over five innings she still recorded the victory, her third of the season. She struck out nine, walked one and surrendered seven hits.
Hillary Bach (1-2) was the game's losing pitcher. She allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings, walked none and struck out none.