photo by Sam Payton, courtesy of NPF 2020

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…

NPF COLLEGE DRAFT PRESENTED BY BSN Sports SET FOR 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 27, 2020)– The National Pro Fastpitch College Draft Presented by BSN Sports will be held this year in Rosemont, IL, home of the league’s longest existing franchise, the Chicago Bandits.   The much anticipated…

BSN SPORTS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH

Alignment with Women's Pro Softball League Affirms BSN SPORTS’ Commitment to Supporting and Expanding Women’s Athletics –  February 26, 2020, Dallas, TX -- BSN SPORTS, a division of Varsity Brands and the nation’s largest direct…

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…

Chicago Bandits Announce 2020 Home Schedule

ROSEMONT, Ill. – After revealing the home opener and Taste of Tokyo series event presented by Wilson earlier this month, the Chicago Bandits have released the remainder of their home schedule for the 2020 NPF season. Immediately following…

AUSSIE PEPPERS, COLEY RIES AGREE TO CONTRACT EXTENSION

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Local Standout and Former Mankato Pepper, Coley Ries to play for the Aussie Peppers in 2020 Mankato, Minn. (Feb. 13, 2020) – After a landmark trade brought Ries back to Mankato a year ago to date for the Aussie Peppers inaugural season…

Commotion Signs Sahvanna Jaquish

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Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2020) - Sahvanna Jaquish, the third overall draft pick of the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch Draft, has signed with the California Commotion. Jaquish, (Highland, Calif.) is the only four-time All-American at…
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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…