Entries by Gaye Lynn Wilson


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 […]

Macy Endelman – I Want To Be A Pro Softball Player!

“Children are great imitators, so give them something GREAT to imitate!” “BreakThrew Fastpitch is thrilled to be a PERFORMANCE PARTNER with the NPF! What a GREAT way to help connect young girls with their biggest role models!”  Myndie Berka Breakthrew Fastpitch Owner/Instructor (www.breakthrewfastpitch.com) Join the NPF Developmental Partnership Program today!  


Commissioner Cheri Kempf Speaks at Fly Luncheon

ST. JOSEPH, MO (November 16, 2018) – Missouri Western Athletics hosted the second Fly Luncheon of the year on November 16. Speakers for the luncheon included Cheri Kempf, Commissioner of National Pro Fastpitch, and Missouri Western Soccer head coach Chad Edwards. Cheri Kempf has professional softball experience as a player, instructor, television sports analyst, and […]