Tuesday, June 6, 2017

On The Beat With Emily Carosone of the Chicago Bandits 2017

We are happy to be back "On the Beat" for the back-to-back reigning National Pro Fastpitch champion Chicago Bandits.  Today, our coverage takes us to infielder Emily Carosone.
Emily had an excellent career at Auburn University.  Upon leaving Auburn, she ranked first in the Auburn record books in single-season runs (88) and RBI (80) and second for single-season batting average (.438).  She also won the Most Valuable Player award at the 2015 SEC Tournament.
The Bandits selected Emily 22nd overall in the 4th round of the 2016 NPF Draft.  In her rookie season, she hit ,225 with 11 rbi's and 11 runs scored.  She also lead the league by being hit by a pitch 12 times.  She only made 2 errors for a .978 fielding percentage.  It was a solid rookie season and gave hints and hope for even better things to come.
Emily started the 2017 season with a game winning rbi.  Her hit in the bottom of the 7th was the winner as the Bandits topped the Akron Racers 3-2 in an exciting game.
Earlier on game day, we talked to Emily at the ballpark.  Is it coincidence that she was the "Player of the Game" after talking to us?  Obviously, it was all Emily, but I am still going to glom onto some credit because of the timing.
We talked to Emily about being hit so often.  Is it something she works on?  We also talked about watching versus playing softball, her potential coaching future and more fun stuff.
Emily is settling in at second base and I see a bright and long future for her in Chicago.  First year adjustments are always challenging, but Emily met the challenge and had a solid first season.
I thank the Chicago bandits for their hospitality.  I thank Emily for her time and consideration.  I encourage everyone to check out ChicagoBandits.com for more info, including schedules, news and all other Bandits-related news.

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