Week 5 of the NPF season featured another four-game series in Round Rock, Texas, between Monica Abbott's and Ellen Renfroe's Chicago Bandits and Madison Shipman's USSSA Pride.
The Pride took the first two games on June 26-27, but the Bandits answered with a doubleheader sweep on June 28. Renfroe started in the circle in the first game, tossing three innings with two earned runs and one strikeout as Chicago took a 6-3 win. Abbott enjoyed her best performance of the season in the second game of the doubleheader, tossing a 12-strikeout, seven-inning shutout that gave the Bandits a 3-0 victory.
The two teams featuring Tennessee's alums will meet again in a four-game series July 31 to Aug. 3 in Rosemont, Ill.