An ace performance by Monica Abbott carried the Chicago Bandits (16-9) to a 4-0 win over the Carolina Diamonds (9-15) on Thursday at Rosemont Stadium.
Evangelina Galindo delivered a big hit off the bench in the five.. Her pinch-hit single was the key moment in the Chicago Bandits' four-run win.
With Galindo came to the plate and singled.
Kristen Butler helped the Chicago Bandits take the lead for good in the sixth inning. With the game scoreless in the sixth inning Butler came to the plate and homered.
Butler got on base two times in the game for the Chicago Bandits. She scored one run and had one RBI. She homered in the sixth inning.
Abbott got the win, running her season record to 9-0. Abbott struck out 14, walked none and gave up no hits.
Angel Bunner couldn't get it done in the circle for the Carolina Diamonds, taking a loss. She lasted just six innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed four runs.
The Chicago Bandits were sparked by Butler and Shannon Doepking, who teamed up for three hits and two RBIs.