NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC CHANNEL TO CONTINUE COVERAGE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2018) – National Pro Fastpitch announced an agreement with the global Olympic Channel for regular season and championship action from the 2018  NPF season. The agreement includes more than twenty games and will…

ESPN+ Adds Exclusive Rights to Select Regular Season National Pro Fastpitch Games; Becomes Exclusive Home to the League’s Cowles Cup Championship Series

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Summer-Long Schedule Features Multiple Appearances from Every Team in the League Addition of NPF Grows ESPN’s Softball Portfolio, Continues Long-Standing Commitment to the Sport  Per ESPN (May 24, 2018) ESPN+ has added more exclusive…

Taylor's Two-Run Shot Leads Bandits Past Eagles

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MANKATO, Minn. — Nadia Taylor delivered her second home run of the season, a two-run shot late in the ballgame, as the Bandits squeaked out a 4-2 win over the Beijing Shougang Eagles on Thursday at Caswell Park in Mankato, Minnesota. Taylor…

Ries rolls to win in homecoming

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MANKATO, Minn. — Coley Ries’ homecoming endured a brief delay after Tuesday’s series opener was postponed because of rain, but the former Minnesota State — Mankato standout delivered a day later to earn the win against the Beijing…

Bandits toss combined perfect game in doubleheader sweep of Spirit

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ROSEMONT — Shelby Turnier, Aleshia Ocasio and Paige Lowary combined to deliver a perfect game as part of a doubleheader sweep against the Aussie Spirit on Sunday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Turnier, in her first start of the…

Sandberg's Slam Backs Ocasio's Strong Start as Bandits March to 11-0

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ROSEMONT — Kristyn Sandberg’s first-inning grand slam ignited a five-run opening frame and the Chicago Bandits claimed an 8-2 win over the Aussie Spirit on Saturday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. The blast, which marked…

Bandits sign No. 1 overall pick Lowary to one-year deal

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits bolstered their pitching staff by signing No. 1 overall selection Paige Lowary to a one-year deal, team officials announced Tuesday. Lowary, a standout left-hander from Oklahoma, owns the Sooners’…

Bandits Sign Florida Two-Way Star Ocasio to Three-Year Deal

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed standout pitcher and utility player Aleshia Ocasio to a three-year deal, team officials announced Monday afternoon. Ocasio, drafted 10th overall in the second round of the 2018 NPF Draft…

Bandits Dominant in Doubleheader, Improve to 10-0

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Chicago Bandits continued their offensive success against opposing pitchers during their road trip across Kansas, delivering 21 runs on 29 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Aussie Spirit on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark…

Sandberg guides Bandits to eight consecutive win

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kristyn Sandberg spearheaded a 14-hit attack on the road and the Bandits won their eighth consecutive game to begin the 2018 campaign, beating the Aussie Spirit 7-4 Saturday night in Lawrence, Kansas. After the…

Bandits set franchise-best start in win over Spirit

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WICHITA, Kan. — A cohesive offensive attack powered the Bandits to their seventh straight victory to begin the 2018 campaign, setting a new franchise record for best start to a season. Delaney Spaulding delivered her first career…

Bandits Sign First-Round Pick Svekis to One-Year Deal

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have reached a one-year deal with draftee Gwen Svekis, team officials announced Friday. Svekis, a standout catcher at Oregon, broke career highs in a number of statistical categories during the 2018…