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.
An annual tradition made its way to Elizabethton's Dave Rider Field on Saturday afternoon as hometown hero Jason Witten hosted his 12th annual Score Foundation Football Camp.
This year the free camp saw more than 1600 kids pre-registered for the two-session day.
"It's awesome to come back and it's another opportunity to give back," said Witten. "It's awesome to see how this camp has grown. It's special. I can think back of many years sitting on this field and a lot of great memories, not just as a player, but growing up as a ballboy and everything that took place before I started player here. The kids love the camp and its always humbling to see how many from this area come and how many travel in for it."
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On Thursday, June 26, Tennessee softball legends Madison Shipman and Monica Abbott squared off for the third time in National Pro Fastpitch action as Shipman's USSSA Pride took a 7-1 win over Abbott's Chicago Bandits.
In the bottom of the fifth, Shipman connected on a ball from Abbott high and inside for a double down the right field line. Abbott had Shipman's number entering that at-bat, as Shipman was 0-for-8 against the 6-3 lefty before the double.
Shipman recently won the prestigious 2014 Honda Sports Award for softball. Abbott won the 2007 Honda Sports Award for softball.
The USSSA Pride leads the league with a 13-4 record and the Chicago Bandits are second at 8-7. The Pride holds a 3-2 edge in the season series between the two teams. USSSA and Chicago will square off in three more games this weekend, playing Friday at 8:05 p.m. ET with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. ESPN3, WatchESPN and Cox Sports Television will broadcast all three games. Check your local listings and cable provider.