Entries by Gaye Lynn Wilson

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Daytona Tortugas Hope to Push Women’s Sports Forward with NPF Deal

Written by Mike Piellucci, Front Office Sports The Beijing Shougang Eagles will play their home games in Daytona’s Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Tortugas ownership believes the move befits Robinson’s name. What’s in a name? Plenty, says Daytona Tortugas Co-Owner Rick French, where the team’s home stadium of Jackie Robinson Ballpark is concerned. That’s what led the […]


Chicago Bandits Agree to One-Year Extension with OF Emily Crane

Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, IL. (December 16, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have signed right fielder Emily Crane to a one-year extension, team officials announced Sunday morning. Crane, in her second season with the Bandits with the Bandits, amassed a .328 batting average across 36 games. The former University of […]

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Comets Make Blockbuster Trade to Acquire Three All-NPF Players

Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch Cleveland, OH (December 16, 2018) The Cleveland Comets have made a huge splash today in attempts to shake up the current balance in the NPF. In a trade with the Chicago Bandits, the Cleveland Comets have packaged the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NPF Draft, […]

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Bandits Acquire Former All-American Lilley, No. 1 Overall Draft Pick in 2019 NPF Draft

Photo credit: Dina Kwit, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, IL. (December 15, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have acquired former All-American infielder Jenna Lilley, along with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NPF Draft and cash considerations, from the Cleveland Comets in exchange for Emily Carosone, Sammy Marshall and Shelby Turnier, team officials […]

National Pro Fastpitch Announces Partnership Initiative With Diamond Umpire Academy

First of its Kind Relationship Marries Umpire Development with Professional Level Softball NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 5, 2018) – National Pro Fastpitch announced a partnership with Diamond Umpire Academy that will begin in 2019. The multi-faceted relationship will affect training for NPF umpires as well as interaction at all levels of umpire training by the league, […]

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Village of Rosemont to Host 2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team Training Camp

Training Camp to be held at Parkway Bank Sports Complex ROSEMONT, IL (November 30, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits, in coordination with USA Softball, announced Wednesday afternoon an agreement to host the Women’s National Team for a one-week training stop from June 10-17, 2019, at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois. The Bandits, members […]

NPF Launches On Player Ad Location (OPAL) Program

Initiative Will Provide Personal Ad Space On Each NPF Player For The 2019 Season NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 28, 2018) – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced the launch of a new advertising program today, that is focused on unique ad locations provided on the individual players themselves. The On Player Ad Location (OPAL) program will begin […]