Tammy Williams hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the top of the third inning to lift Chicago past the Pennsylvania Rebellion, 4-1, Friday night at Consol Energy Field in a National Pro Fastpitch softball game.
The two runs were all Michelle Gascoigne needed for the Bandits (25-16), who moved within three games of first-place USSSA, which lost Friday night at Akron. The last-place Rebellion fall to 8-33.
Gascoigne allowed just five hits and struck out five to earn the victory, allowing just one run, which was driven in by Nicole Morgan.
Anna Miller took the loss for the Rebellion, giving up three runs, all earned in three innings. He allowed three hits and walked five with two strikeouts.