ROSEMONT, Ill. (December 9, 2019) – The Chicago Bandits and southpaw Danielle O’Toole have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Monday afternoon.
“We can’t wait to see what Danielle brings to the circle next summer,” Bandits General Manager Toni Calmeyn said. “Her knowledge and talent prove her to be an important part of our bullpen.”
O’Toole became one of the team’s most utilized arms in the circle for the Bandits this summer, racking up 51.2 IP in 12 appearances, going 7-2 on the season. Of her 7 wins, O’Toole posted two complete, shutout games late in the summer against the Aussie Peppers and Beijing Eagles.
Her success doesn’t stop at the circle in Rosemont. The newly-named Olympian will suit up for Team Mexico this summer in what will be the country’s first appearance in the Olympic Games. She went 2-0 in the Olympic Qualifier with an ERA of 0.49, the fourth best among qualified pitchers.
“I’m really excited to be back in the NPF this season,” O’Toole said in a statement. “I can’t wait to play alongside these amazing players.”
Before the switch, the former Arizona Wildcat played with the U.S. Women’s National Team, earning a silver medal at the 2017 World Cup of Softball and golds at the 2017 Pan American Championship and the 2018 WBSC Women’s World Championship.
When not living out her Olympic dreams, dominating the circle for the Bandits, or taking to Twitter with the various shenanigans of her many furry friends, O’Toole gives private pitching lessons full time in San Diego, CA. More information on her lessons can be found on her website at www.danielleotoole.com.