The USSSA Pride (20-11) and the Chicago Bandits (16-16) each put runners in scoring position on Sunday, but the USSSA Pride capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 7-4 win at ESPN Wide World.
Jessica Mendoza was solid at the plate for the USSSA Pride. Mendoza went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. She homered in the third inning.
Amber Patton went a perfect 4-4 at the plate for the Chicago Bandits. She singled in the first, third, and fifth innings.
Brittany Mack got the win, running her season record to 5-3. She allowed four runs over five innings. Mack struck out eight, walked three and gave up nine hits.
Nikki Nemitz (5-7) was the game's losing pitcher. She allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings, walked none and struck out two.