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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…

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…

NPF Awards Banquet Kicks Off 2019 Championship Series

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ROSEMONT, Il. (August 14, 2019) — “Unanimous” was the word used to describe the selection of Amanda Chidester of the Chicago Bandits as the Park Planet Player of the Year. Chidester wrapped up the 2019 NPF regular season Wednesday night…

Bandits Clinch Regular Season Title

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Rosemont, Il. (August 7, 2019) - It only took five innings for the Bandits to defeat the Beijing Eagles, 9-1, on Wednesday night. With the victory and a loss by the USSSA Pride, the Bandits clinched the regular season title for the first time…

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…

Eagles fall to Bandits and Pride in Doubleheader

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Daytona Beach, Florida (July 30, 2019)— The Beijing Shougang hosted yet another doubleheader that included the top two teams in the NPF. Both games didn’t go exactly as planned as the Eagles fell 4-0 and 4-1. Game 1 was dominated by the…

Fico Fires Perfect Game as Bandits Complete Sweep of Peppers

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 20, 2019) — Rachele Fico holds the national record for perfect games by a high school pitcher with 26. She threw one as a college sophomore for LSU against Southeastern Louisiana in 2011. This makes her no stranger…

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…