The Carolina Diamonds (12-15) shut the door early on the Chicago Bandits (16-12), capturing a 19-7 victory on Saturday at Rosemont Stadium.
The game was decided quickly as the Carolina Diamonds exerted their will early with nine runs in the first three innings.A home run by Bianca Mejia during the first inning and an RBI single by Rachel Folden in the second inning helped the Carolina Diamonds put some runs on the board early.
Natalie Villarreal racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Carolina Diamonds. She homered in the sixth inning and singled in the sixth inning.
The Chicago Bandits had no answer for Danielle Spaulding, who kept runners off the basepaths in her appearance. The Chicago Bandits managed just two hits off of the the Carolina Diamonds' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out five during her 2 1/3 innings of work.
Alisa Goler reached base three times. She scored one run and had one RBI. She homered in the fifth inning and singled in the sixth inning.
Sara Plourde improved to 1-2 on the year by picking up the win for the Carolina Diamonds. She allowed four runs over three innings. She struck out one, walked three and surrendered four hits.
Meagan Denny-White (2-3) took the loss for the Chicago Bandits. She allowed eight runs in 3 2/3 innings, walked six and struck out five.
The Carolina Diamonds pounded the Chicago Bandits pitching, as seven hitters combined for 13 hits, 19 RBIs and 13 runs scored.