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…

Bandits Ink Veteran Taylor to Two-Year Deal

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  ROSEMONT, IL (October 7, 2019) The Chicago Bandits have signed veteran third baseman Nadia Taylor to a two-year extension, team officials announced Saturday night. Taylor launched five home runs across four games in her first…

Chicago Bandits, Svekis Agree to One-Year Extension

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ROSEMONT, IL (September 26, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have signed catcher Gwen Svekis to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday morning. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft, appeared…
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Chicago Bandits Reach One-Year Extension With Courtney Gano

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Courtney Gano - Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, IL (September 14, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have signed infielder/catcher Courtney Gano to an extension through the 2019 season, team officials…

Wagner Returns to Michigan as Graduate Manager

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Haylie Wagner - Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, IL (September 5, 2018) — Chicago Bandits standout southpaw Haylie Wagner has been named a graduate manager at the University of Michigan, Wolverines…

Bandits Name Lappin Head Coach as Nuveman Deniz Transitions Roles

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ROSEMONT, IL (August 27, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have named Lauren Lappin as the seventh head coach in franchise history, team officials announced Monday morning. Lappin, a former U.S. Olympian who served as an assistant coach for…

Historic Season Concludes for Bandits as Pride Secure Cowles Cup Title

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ROSEMONT — After three consecutive years of frustration in the postseason, the USSSA Pride can lay claim to the Cowles Cup championship. The Pride capped off a historic 2018 season with a 4-0 win Saturday night at Parkway Bank Sports…

Ricketts rolls as Pride defeat Bandits in Game 2

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Photo credit: DIna Kwit, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch   ROSEMONT — As has been the case all season-long against USSSA Pride southpaw Keilani Ricketts, the Chicago Bandits could not muster a run against the veteran southpaw…

Pendley’s Blast Paces Pride in Narrow Game 1 Win

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — Shelby Pendley delivered a two-run home run in to erase a late deficit, and the USSSA Pride took Game 1 of a best-of-five Championship Series against the Chicago Bandits by a score of 3-2 Thursday night at Parkway Bank Sports…

Moss caps off historic season with Player of the Year Award

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Photo credit: Dina Kwit, Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, Ill. — Brenna Moss of the Chicago Bandits secured her spot in the history books Wednesday night as the veteran left fielder captured a trio of honors, including the Park…

NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BEGINS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

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The National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) Championship Series will begin on Thursday, August 16 at The Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, IL. This year’s Championship is a best-of-five series between the USSSA Pride and the Chicago Bandits,…