Articles from 2011
NPF announces The Ball Park at Rosemont as host for 2012 Championship Series
Recap of 2011's Regular Season, Championship Series and Back To School Tour!
Former Univ. of Washington Players return to take on alma mater!
TEAM NPF take on UNC and NC State back to back!
LSU and Tiger Park host 1, 234 fans for the game against TEAM NPF Tuesday night!
The Golden Eagles held the all-star squad to just five runs over seven innings.
Kretschman, Morgan, Montalvo and Dunne, all former Alabama Alumni return to play their alma mater!
Gamecocks Can’t Take Down NPF All-Stars, Falling 5-1
Juarez, TEAM NPF battled to beat Univ. of Florida 6-4 on the sixth stop of the Back To School Tour!
Dunne, TEAM NPF shines against Daytona State College 15-0
TEAM NPF takes fourth Back to School Tour stop over Missouri State 9-0
TEAM NPF takes third stop of the Back To School Tour over Univ. of Central Arkansas 13-1
TEAM NPF beats Ole Miss 23-1 on the second stop of Back to School Tour
TEAM NPF takes Back To School Tour opening night over Univ. of Memphis 3-0
espnW: Women + Sports Summit Brings Together Top Female Athletes & Innovators Sept. 26-28
2011 Back to School Kicks Off September 30th! Check it out now!
Bandits Capture Cowles Cup
Game 1 of the championship round was a thriller that was decided in 8 innings with the 3 seed Chicago Bandits taking the early advantage over the League Champion and Series favorite, USSSA Florida Pride with a 4-3 win at McMurry Park.
Chicago Bandits advance to take on the USSSA Florida Pride for the Cowles Cup
USSSA Florida Pride is the first Team to advance to the Finals.
The regular season NPF Champion and defending Cowles Cup Champion USSSA Florida Pride and the NPF Diamonds opened their best of 3 series on Thursday night.
Jessica Mendoza tabbed as NPF Player of the Year
Game postponed due to weather
Monica Abbott earns the win in the circle for Game 1
Battle of the Bats Competition, Wednesday night at McMurry Park.
Click the following link to watch Fan Fest. Events include Friends of the Pros and Battle of the Bats Final.
The Championship Series will be held August 18th - 21st at McMurry Park
Four rookies, three veterans to square off in Battle of the Bats
Natasha Watley hit a three run homer in Pride victory
Haber slides into home, scoring one of the Pride's runs Saturday night before the rains came.
Offense was led by Megan Bush's first inning home run
Racers defeat the Diamonds 7-0
Pride shutout the Bandits 9-0
Bandits defeat the Pride 6-5 with a walk-off home run.
Racers' top hurler earns ninth win of the season, keeps team in second place
Bandits Celebrate the return of #5, Stacy May Johnson.
Abbott set the new Bandits single season strikeout record with No. 138 on the season.
A complete game pitching performance by Lisa Norris, combined with three consecutive innings helped the Akron Racers defeat the Chicago Bandits.
Former Texas University star, Cat Osterman, shuts out the Diamonds in front of her home crowd.
First time in Franchise History, Pride clinic 1st Place in Regular Season play
Extreme temperatures force cancelation of game
Racers get the win after a crazy seventh inning show. (Picture By Dina Kwit)
With a 2-0 win for the Pride, they move to thier 26th win of the season
The NPF Diamonds mounted a sixth-inning three-run comeback to capture a 3-2 victory over the USSSA Pride.
A seven-run first inning propelled the USSSA Pride to a 17-4 victory over the NPF Diamonds on Wednesday night at Foothills Stadium.
The USSSA Pride edge out the NPF Diamonds 6-5 in the opening game at Foothills Stadium.
Chicago Bandits released her after being placed on injured reserve with a hand injury.
Stacy May-Johnson has announced that she is voiding her retirement plans and joining the Chicago Bandits
Jordan Taylor pitches shut in her pitching debut against the Racers
Pride shut out Racers 5-0 behind a strong pitching performance by Sarah Pauly
Ashley Charters would be the hero on Friday night, hitting a 3 Run home run in the bottom of the 4th inning giving the Pride the lead.
Bandits defeat the Diamonds 10-1
The Pride defeat the Racers 5-0 behind strong performances by Jessica Mendoza and Danielle Lawrie
Six Home Runs Propel Bandits to Doubleheader Sweep of Diamonds
Rhiannon Kliesing hits a solo homerun to help the Diamonds defeat the Bandits 2-0
Four straight wins for the Racers at Dell Diamond
The Pride enjoy their second walk off win in three games.
Norris No-Hits Diamonds in Game One; Thorson Throws Three-Hitter in Night Cap
Enea Hits Walk Off Homer in Walk Off Victory
Pitcher Danielle Spaulding has been traded to the NPF Diamonds from the USSSA Pride
Danielle Zymkowitz’s three-run homer in fifth inning breaks game open
Osterman strikes out nine at Space Coast Stadium
Pauly and Montalvo homer, Thorson collects fifth win of season beating Bandits 5-4
Bandits win 3-0 over Racers
The Akron Racers 14th over-all draft pick earned her first career victory, going 4 1/3 innings to earn the 3-2 win over the NPF Diamonds.
Racers’ catcher slams first career home run in second inning
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced today that coverage of the 2011 NPF Championship Series will be carried on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
Megan Wiggins tied for league lead in home runs with teammate Goler
Mendoza tops the day off with a three-run home run
Looking to recover from Friday’s extra inning loss, the Bandits sent Jamee Juarez to the circle to face off against former Bandit Kristina Thorson.
Rookie Danielle Spaulding earns first career win
Cat Osterman led the way, for her first complete game shutout of the season, earning 12 strikeouts and moving her record to 6-2 in 2011.
It was a wild one at Rosemont Stadium, as the Racers came out on top by a final of 6-2, but not before a pair of comebacks and an unusual tenth inning. (Picture By Dina Kwit)
Monica Abbott records 13 strikeouts as the Chicago Bandits defeat the Akron Racers 2-0. (Photo by Dina Kwit)
Star-studded Class of 2011 to include Cat Osterman
Where are they now? - Carla Brookbank
Softball Youth Road Trip FANFEST - The road to the NPF Championships
Chicago Bandits' online fan base is growing
Bandits July home series brings exciting promotions, competition
Bourgeois gets first career win, Bandits sweep Diamonds
Lisa Norris loses no-hit bid in sixth, Lawrie collects second win of Series
Racers commit three errors; lose 4-1 lead to fall to Pride
Goler and the Bandits set the tone early beating the Diamonds 10-4.
Racers Catcher, Sam Marder, came up with second big game in three games
Bandits strike first with 4-0 win
Lawrie tosses a one-hitter, escaping trouble in first and third innings
Twitter brings Bandits, Carlos Zambrano together for first pitch June 30
Lawrie strikes out 9 batters en route to a shut out victory.
Diamonds snap seven game losing streak
Marder’s home run helps Racers split four-game series with Bandits
Second Baseman breaks out with three hits, home run and 3 RBI
Bandits’ Monica Abbott stole the show in a 10-0, one-hit gem, highlighted by 18 strikeouts at Firestone Stadium.
Megan Willis hit a Solo Homerun and a Grand Slam to top of a 3 hit 6 RBI night to help the USSSA Pride beat the Tennessee Diamonds 11-5 on Thursday night in Daytona Beach
Tonight's scheduled contest between the Chicago Bandits and Akron Racers has been cancelled due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
The Diamonds and Racers faced off for games three and four of Series.
A tough start for both teams defensively and offensively turned into a battle of the bats in the fourth game of the home series against the USSSA Pride and gave a 6-5 win to the Bandits.
Bandits bats come alive as they beat Pride 5-1
Thorson, Racers shutout Diamonds
Pride rally, comeback for victory
Two Out Rally Leads Racers Past Diamonds
After a pitching duel from Abbott and Lawrie, Lever’s game-winner in the 7th push the Bandits past Pride 1-0
Stage set for opening night at Rosemont Stadium
USSSA Pride's, Kelsey Bruder, named 2011 Honda Award winner.
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced today that an NPF Series will be held July 26th-28th at North Davidson High School in Lexington, NC.
Racers take series finale in second game of doubleheader
The home run ball turned out to be Racers starting pitcher Morgan Childers’ kryptonite in Akron’s 5-2 loss to the NPF Diamonds.
Taryne Mowatt pitched 3.2 innings with three walks, two hits and one run
Behind the strong, complete game three-hit pitching of Nikki Nemitz and an offensive spark that put six hits and three runs on the board, the Chicago Bandits went on to beat the Pride 3-0 for their first win of the season.
Jessica Mendoza gets the game winning RBI in the 10th
REMINDER: ESPN2 TODAY! CHICAGO BANDITS VS USSSA Florida PRIDE AT 3PM ET! ABBOTT VS. OSTERMAN
Mejia went 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs and a home run and started the Diamonds (2-0)
Danielle Lawrie gets Prides first win of the 2011 Season
NPF Diamonds, Morgan Melloh, victorious in her first start on the mound.
Shaw, Bandits defeat CrackerJacks in battle of sexes
Get to know USSSA Pride's, Sarah Pauly
National Pro Fastpitch announced today that Session Tickets for the NPF Championship Series are now available to purchase.
Bandits lineup in hte Chicago Colleens uniforms before Saturday's game
Akron Racers to face collegiate All-Stars in three game series.
The National Pro Fastpitch League Office announced today the League Supervisor of Officials appointment of Chris Nabors.
The Chicago Bandits have announced that outfielder Emily Friedman is retiring from National Pro Fastpitch competition.
Get to know NPF Diamonds Player, Angela Findlay
NPF Diamonds to take on the USSSA Pride in Grand Praire, TX
RevFire’s product is a breakthrough tool for Pitchers and Coaches.
Get to Know USSSA Pride's Andrea Duran
The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League announced today its new partnership with EvoShield.
Get to know Akron Racers Player, Nicole Trimboli
The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League announced today its new partnership with ESPRO Sports Cleaner.
Get to know Akron Racers Player, Micaela Minner
JENNIE FINCH APPEARANCE AND TWO-DAY CAMP NOW AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION
Bandits giving the gift of sport
When Florida softball alumna Francesca Enea first met Ian Lockwood, it was love at first sight — for Ian at least.
Get to know Chicago Bandits Player, Taryne Mowatt
Three-Game, Three City Series kicks off at Canal Park, June 2nd
Help Secure the Future of Professional Softball
Tune into see what the Chicago Bandits Draftees have been doing this Spring!
Get to know Akron Racers Player, Jessica Williams
The defending champion USSSA Florida Pride will take on the NPF Diamonds in a four-game series on July 8-10.
Bandit’s Abbott and Pride’s Osterman slated as starting pitchers.
Get to know USSSA Florida Pride's: Samantha Findlay
Tryout is set for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011
Eight-year NPF Veteran “returns home”
Get to know the Akron Racers Kristina Thorson
Charley the Championship Crawfish has gone missing!
Free agent joins former Ohio State catcher Sam Marder behind the dish for the Racers.
Get to know Chicago Bandits: Jamee Juarez
NPF Diamonds select Kelsi Dunne from University of Alabama for No. 1 Pick
Join the NPF this evening to see what future stars will be entering the League this summer!
Get to Know NPF Diamonds: Loryn Johnson
The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League will have a new look beginning in 2011 with Boombah, Inc.
Chicago Bandits General Manager Aaron M. Moore is pleased to announce the fourth annual open tryouts for the 2011 season.
The Chicago Bandits are making an office move with the season just a couple months away.
Get to know NPF Diamonds Player, Jami Lobpries
Worth Sports® Re-signs Callahan and Schnake for the 2011 Season
The Chicago Bandits have announced that single-game tickets for the 2011 National Pro Fastpitch season will go on sale Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m.
AKRON RACERS AND NPF DIAMONDS SET TO FACE-OFF IN ROUND ROCK
The Chicago Bandits are proud to announce a partnership with the Holiday Inn & Suites in Rosemont, Ill.
The NPF Diamonds announced the signing of Tim Kiernan to Head Coach for the 2011 Season.
2011 NPF College Senior Draft Presented by MIKEN
Get to Know Chicago Bandits Player: Caitlin Lever
Chicago Bandits acquire Jamee Juarez in free agency.
NPF Athletes apart of Worth FPX launch
Get to Know USSSA Pride's: Natasha Watley
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris Burke's family
The National Pro Fastpitch League Office announced today the formation of the NPF Board of Advisors.
Get to Know USSSA Pride's Francesca Enea
Get to Know NPF Veteran: Trena Peel
Monica Abbott to ink deal with the Chicago Bandits on Tuesday
Get to know NPF and USSSA Pride Player: Lauren Lappin
NPF Championship Series tickets are now on-sale! Get your All-Session passes today for a 15% Discount!
Congratluations to 2010 Championship Series MVP Natasha Watley and to Combat's, NPF Supplier, Johnny McCraw being named USA Softball Athletes of the Year.
Head Coach Jake Schumann of the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi softball team has been named as the new field manager for the Akron Racers
Get to Know NPF Diamonds: Megan Gibson
National Pro Fastpitch in conjunction with Sulphur Parks and Recreation announced today the site for the 2011 NPF Championship Series. The Series has been awarded again to Sulphur, Louisiana and will be held August 18-21 at McMurry Park in Sulphur.
Chicago Bandits GM Aaron Moore announced today that the Bandits have released two Players
Women's softball has been removed from the Olympics beginning in 2012 and it has definitely changed the future of the sport.
NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf, announces the 2011 schedule.
Many current NPF Players decide to step away from USA Softball to help grow the NPF.
Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle are expecting their second child.
Before we start what will become a very exciting year in Chicago Bandits history, let’s take a look back the top 10 moments of 2010.