By Adam Rossow
Former Chicago Bandits star Monica Abbott pitched against her ex-team for the first time this season on Wednesday. She signed a six-year deal worth $1 million to join the Scrap Yard Dawgs this spring, after spending the last five seasons with the Bandits. Medill’s Adam Rossow caught up with Abbott and a couple of her former teammates to talk about the return to Chicago.
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Although the two teams played a half-dozen times already this season entering this week, Abbott hadn’t made an appearance against her former team. With a 12-1 record and an ERA of 1.01, she is once again a Pitcher of the Year candidate in National Pro Fastpitch. Abbott won the award in 2011, 2012 and 2015.