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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…

USSSA Pride Capture Second Straight Cowles Cup

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By Kayla Lombardo, Softball America on August 17, 2019 ROSEMONT, Ill. – It was déjà vu for the USSSA Pride in 2019. After a 2018 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series that saw USSSA record a three-game sweep over the Chicago…

Bandits Take Both Games of Doubleheader Against Beijing

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Rosemont, Il. (August 6, 2019) - The Bandits continued their winning ways on Tuesday with their second doubleheader sweep of the Beijing Eagles this season. Game 1: Bandits 2, Eagles 1 For the second straight game, a hero was needed to…

O’Toole Wins Pitching Duel Against Parnaby as Bandits Edge Peppers, 1-0

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 ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 19, 2019)—Danielle O’Toole threw a complete four-hit shutout, leading the Bandits to a 1-0 victory to clinch a series win.  O’Toole and Peppers ace Kaia Parnaby were locked in a pitchers’ duel right from the…

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 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…

McCleney and Spaulding Homers Guide Team USA to Win Game 1 Over Bandits

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ROSEMONT, IL  (June 14, 2019)– Haylie McCleney delivered a two-run homer in the fourth and one solo in the 6th that helped Team USA claim the 6-1 victory over the Chicago Bandits on Friday (Jun. 14) at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Paige…

Chicago Bandits Sign Alyssa DiCarlo to 1-Year Contract

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed infielder Alyssa DiCarlo to a 1-year contract, team officials announcedTuesday morning. DiCarlo, the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NPF Draft, put up impressive numbers in her four years at University…

Kelly Barnhill Selected First in 2019 NPF College Draft presented by Park Planet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 15, 2019) - Kelly Barnhill, pitcher from the University of Florida, was the first selection by the Chicago Bandits in the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Draft presented by Park Planet on Monday night.  She followed pitcher…