NORMAN, Okla. -- As a bonus to Oklahoma softball fans, the staff of SoonerSports.com will provide a weekly glimpse at former players competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. Today's installment covers week nine of the NPF season for two Sooner alums. Check back every Wednesday for an updated look at the Sooners in the professional ranks.
The number one and number three teams in the National Professional Fastpitch League, the Chicago Bandits and NY/NJ Juggernauts, met last weekend and produced an intense series. While the Juggernauts managed to win the last game 4-3, the Chicago Bandits took the series 3-1.
Bandits first baseman Christina Enea started the season in a hitting slump, but came out of it this past weekend. In the second game of the series, Enea lined a shot down the right field line to produce the go-ahead run. With this two-run hit in the top of the eighth inning the Chicago Bandits held off a rally by the New York Juggernaut to claim a 3-2 victory. In the fourth game of the series on July 31st, Enea also had the key hit, a single, for the Bandits to give Chicago a 3-1 advantage. However, the Juggernauts answered back when Kaleo Eldredge hit a triple when the bases were loaded. In the series, Enea had 10 at bats, two runs, two hits and three RBIs.
Heather Scaglione, catcher for the NY/NJ Juggernauts, was not as successful as her former teammate. She only hit in two of the four games and had four at bats with zero runs, hits, and RBIs.
After playing their last home game of the season, the Juggernauts will play their next 13 games on the road starting with a game against the Stratford Brakettes Tuesday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. They then will travel to Chicago to play another four-game series against the Bandits.
Due to great defense, the Texas Thunder and Erin Evans extended their winning streak after taking the series against the So Cal Schutt Hurricanes. Designated player Evans kept up her hitting streak as she had multiple hits that produced key runs for the Thunder. The Thunder is set to host the California Sunbirds this weekend in a four-game series.