Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bandits Big Win Secures 1st in NPF League Play!

Tonight was a great night for the Bandits! We clinched 1st place in the league beating Thunder 1-0! Stacy May hit a blast in the 1st inning for our lone run, which was enough for the win! Thorson was lights out on the mound for us tonight! She was solid all the way through, what a night she had! I made it in for the last 2 outs for the save. I want to wish my teammates a big CONGRATS! They have worked so hard all season! Go Bandits!

We have 1 more game against Thunder tomorrow at 3pm to finish the 2009 NPF League Play. We then head over to Akron for the playoffs that begin on Thursday! Check out how you can join in the great softball and fun at

We look forward to competing hard against the best in our sport!

Ace and I snuck out to the city this morning with some dear friends for a picnic in Lincoln Park! We had so much fun, it was such a beautiful day! We were in awe watching the Air Show and even took a quick stroll through the Lincoln Park Zoo! We are loving the Chicago Summer!

Ace is having a blast with our Bandit Family! So much fun, there is lots of kids around and he is enjoying every second of it! Everyone is so sweet to him! He can not wait for the bus ride with his girls! Oh, how he loves the team bus, it gets him fired up! We are so grateful for the many great relationships we have through this great game!

1 more week of season for us starting tomorrow. This summer has flown by! We are rooting Casey on from afar! He is having a great year and we are so proud of him! We look forward to being with him full time when season ends. You can follow him at It will be great to have some family time together the rest of his season and the off season!

Our Softball Camps are filling up fast! Very exciting and fun! I look forward to meeting all the eager campers! Our first is in 2 weeks in Sioux Falls, South Dakota! You can register on my camp page on my website We look forward to seeing you all there and can't wait to share our game with you!

Looking forward to next week and all that it has in store for us Bandits!

PS We need some Bandit fans over there in Akron!!! Hint Hint! :)



Rake said...

Congrats! and good luck in Akron.

MattTang said...

Kristina is been a valuable player for the Bandits, thank you for giving her credit on her pitching.

Anyways I enjoy reading about your softball and family life, Keep up the good work, and take home the Championship. The Bandits will actually get to do it with you there, last year you were busy on the Silver Medal effort.

I wish you all the best.

Matthew Tang

Kristen Handley said...

Jennie, I don't know if you get to read these comments or not, but we love reading all of the updates that you post! The Olympic decision was a devastating blow to all of the young girls, like my 11 year old daughter Lexie, who aspire to follow in your footsteps and be an Olympian someday. We have to keep promoting the sport to get it back in in 2016. Last year in Akron, you so graciously signed a huge cardboard cutout of yourself (in the drizzling rain!) for Lexie and she had the opportunity to meet you at a clinic in Cleveland a few months ago. You changed 2 things in her windup and told her it would take a week to get used to it. She listened to you and finished her season with 230k's and just 28 walks in 15 games and is now taking lessons from the Racers pitching coach. Your love of the game and willingness to share that love with the young girls was so apparent at the clinic. You are truly an amazing person! We're looking forward to seeing you in Akron in the next few days!

c.hill said...

CONGRATS!! Wish I could be there to support! :[ I'll be watching online from NJ! Good Luck!

Jennie Finch said...

Thank you all for your support!

MattTang, yes Thorson, Brandice, and Canney all have led this team! Canney won NPF Pitcher of the year too!

Congrats Lexie! Awesome, love to hear about young girls having success!
See you tonight maybe!

Looking forward to tonights game!

deanner said...

Thank you so much for making great memories in Sioux Falls! The Fusion players & families truly appreciated all the work you and your fellow coaches put into the clinic!

deanner said...

forgot to ask, my daughter wants to know what is your "official" facebook page?

B. Stephen Brunner said...

Happy Birthday today!

Lexie H. said...

Thanx for taking the time to have your picture taken with me while you were in Akron! You did a great job all weekend! Your owe your RF'r a steak dinner for catching that 3 run homer in the 7th against the Pride! Lexie Handley

p.s. happy birthday

c.hill said...

happy birthday! hope you had a blessed one!