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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+ and NPF Announce Exclusive Broadcast Partnership

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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…

ALESHIA OCASIO RE-SIGNS AFTER RETIREMENT

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – Aleshia Ocasio is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Chicago Bandits for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Ocasio originally announced her retirement at the end of…
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…

Pride Defeat Bandits to go up 2-0 in NPF Championship Series

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Rosemont, Ill. (August 16, 2019) - The USSSA Pride took the second game of the NPF Championship Series with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Bandits on Friday. The Pride jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning. Shelby…

Bandits sweep doubleheader with Eagles

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Daytona Beach, Florida (July 29, 2019)—The Chicago Bandits and Beijing Shougang Eagles played two games Monday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark but only one team came away happy. The Chicago Bandits full of power and pitching prevailed in…

DiCarlo’s Big Night Leads Bandits Over Peppers

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 18, 2019) — After a road trip during which they lost four of seven, the Bandits were eager to get back on their home turf Thursday night.  Chicago responded with a run-rule victory, pulling away with eight runs in…

Aussie Peppers and Chicago Bandits Split Doubleheader

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North Mankato, MN (July 10, 2019)- The Aussie Peppers of Minnesota played host to the Chicago Bandits for a doubleheader Wednesday. In game one, the Peppers won 5-3. Game two of the doubleheader went to Chicago as the Bandits won 17-0 in five…

Bandits Cruise Past Comets to Secure 11th Straight Win

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 Rosemont, Ill. (July 5, 2019) -  A four run third inning sparked the Chicago Bandits (17-3) in their 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Comets (9-15) on Friday.  After Emily Crane got on base with a walk, Gwen Svekis started the scoring…

Bandits Extend Winning Streak to 9 with a Series Opener Victory Over the Comets

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Rosemont, Ill. (July 3, 2019) - Aleshia Ocasio pitched four shutout innings in relief to ensure a 8-1 victory for the Bandits (15-3) over the Comets (9-13) on Wednesday. After replacing starter Haylie Wagner in the third inning, Ocasio only…

Bandits Win Pair of One-Run Games for Six-Game Sweep of Wild

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Bandits continued to showcase their magic in one-run games, taking a pair of tight decisions from the Canadian Wild to sweep the six-game series. Chicago won the opener with a fifth-inning rally, and then took the nightcap…

Bandits Outlast Wild in 10-inning Marathon on Scroggins’ Walk-Off Single

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 30, 2019) — Jessie Scroggins was in the middle of everything for the Bandits on Sunday. Scroggins capped a three-hit night with a walk-off single in the 10th, securing the Bandits’ sixth straight win, this one a 7-6…