ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 3, 2017) – The Bandits faltered in the opener of a two-game home series against the Akron Racers on Monday night at The Ballpark at Rosemont, dropping game one by a 12-7 final. Down big in the early innings, the Bandits mounted multiple comeback efforts, but ultimately could not overcome the relentless offensive attack from Akron.
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 Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.