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+ and NPF Announce Exclusive Broadcast Partnership

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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…

ALESHIA OCASIO RE-SIGNS AFTER RETIREMENT

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – Aleshia Ocasio is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Chicago Bandits for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Ocasio originally announced her retirement at the end of…
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Bandits Pitcher Aleshia Ocasio Announces Retirement

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 29, 2020)  – After two seasons in the NPF, Aleshia Ocasio has announced her retirement from professional softball. “We want to thank Aleshia for everything she’s brought to our team these last two years,” Bandits…

Chicago Bandits Sign Pitching Coach Chanda Bell

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ROSEMONT, IL (February 25, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have signed pitching coach Chanda Bell for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Monday afternoon. The Indianapolis native played a record-breaking career at the University…

Savannah Heebner Announces Retirement

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – Chicago Bandits pitcher Savannah Heebner has announced her retirement from professional softball. “We will miss Savannah and the camaraderie she brought to the room,” Bandits AGM Jourdan Skirha…
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Bandits Acquire Pitcher Nicole Newman from Peppers for 2021 Draft Pick

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 12, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have acquired RHP Nicole Newman from the Aussie Peppers in exchange for Chicago’s third round pick in the 2021 NPF Draft. Newman was selected in the third round of the 2019 NPF…

Pitcher Kelly Barnhill Signs One-Year Agreement with Bandits

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 10, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits and RHP Kelly Barnhill have agreed to terms on a one-year contract agreement, team officials announced Monday afternoon. “I am very excited to be returning to Chicago,” Barnhill…

CHICAGO BANDITS TO HOST TASTE OF TOKYO, AN OLYMPIC PREVIEW PRESENTED BY WILSON

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 7, 2020)– The Chicago Bandits will host an Olympic preview series event from June 11-14 called Taste of Tokyo presented by Wilson, league officials announced Friday afternoon. Among the teams in the series event…

2019 All-NPF Infielder Abby Ramirez Agrees to One-Year Extension with the Bandits

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 6, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have agreed to terms with Abby Ramirez on a one-year contract extension for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Thursday afternoon. “We are super excited to have Abby…
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Bandits, Clifton Announce One-Year Contract Extension

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 3, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits and Caleigh Clifton have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Monday afternoon. “Getting ‘CC’ and her energy back…
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Chicago Bandits Announce 2020 Home Opener

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Rosemont, Ill. (January 31, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits first home game of the 2020 NPF season will be played Wednesday June 10 th at 7:00 PM against the NPF’s newest expansion team, the California Commotion. “We are really excited…