NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2019) – Chicago Bandits second year outfielder, Jessie Scroggins, and Rapsodo, are partnering in an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) for the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season.
Scroggins, the 15th overall selection in the 2018 NPF College Draft, by the Chicago Bandits, debuted prolifically in the NPF by earning the league’s Rookie of the Year Award. She was also named to the All-NPF Team as an outfielder.
Collegiately, the Baylor standout was a First Team All American in 2018 and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a junior in 2017.
“I’m thrilled to have an OPAL Partnership with Rapsodo and thankful for the opportunity.,” commented Scroggins. “The data that Rapsodo provides is essential for athletes who want to get better! It’s awesome to work with a company helping to grow the game of softball.”
Rapsodo joined the league as a supplier partner in 2018 and have implemented their technology throughout the league to help athletes better understand true performance metrics. In addition to their league support, Rapsodo has partnered with two players individually, Scroggins of the Chicago Bandits and Paige Parker of the USSSA Pride.
“Rapsodo is a proud supporter of women’s softball and we are thrilled to partner with Jessie Scroggins and National Pro Fastpitch,” stated Rapsodo General Manager of North America, Art Chou. “Jessie is a dynamic player both offensively and defensively and is a positive role model for young athletes. We are excited for another great NPF season!”
Scroggins and her Chicago Bandits teammates opened their 2019 season on June 6 against the Cleveland Comets at their home in Rosemont, Illinois, the Park Bank Sports Complex. The 46 game regular season slate will see the Bandits seek their fifth Championship Series title.
National Pro Fastpitch took the field for its 16th season in 2019 when opening day took place on May 28th in Daytona Beach, FL at Jackie Robinson Park, between the Beijing Shougang Eagles and the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois. The 138 game season will culminate on August 11, followed by the Championship Series August 15-19, which will feature a best-of-five series between the league’s top two teams. The complete regular season will be streamed live in its entirety domestically, exclusively on Flo Softball. Fans can follow the live stream by subscribing to Flo Softball at FloSoftball.com. Internationally, the live stream and VOD are available through the league’s website at www.profastpitch.com on NPFTV, with select games also featured on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation digital channel, and the Olympic Channel.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.