ROSEMONT, Ill. (December 18, 2019)– After two seasons in the NPF, Chicago Bandits southpaw Paige Lowary has announced her retirement from professional softball.

“We will miss Paige’s ability and character in our bullpen,” General Manager Toni Calmeyn said. “We are grateful for her time here in Chicago and wish her the best in her future.”

The Bandits picked Lowary first overall in 2018 after a decorated back-half of her collegiate career with the University of Oklahoma. She guided the Sooners to their fourth National Championship in 2017 and a return to the Women’s College World Series in 2018. She holds Oklahoma’s record for most career saves with 18.

Lowary took the circle for 20.1 innings in her rookie campaign for the Bandits, tossing 25 strikeouts, mostly in relief efforts and ended the season with an ERA of 3.79. In her sophomore season, she threw 8.1 innings and earned 5 strikeouts, good for a 1.68 ERA.

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.

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