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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…

Softball America, NPF Announce New Award

August 6, 2019 - National Pro Fastpitch, in conjunction with Softball America, will grant the first-ever Softball America Legacy Award at this year’s NPF Awards Banquet. The banquet, which will be held on Wednesday, August 14, will take place…

NPF Announces RIP-IT as Exclusive Licensed Provider of Apparel for the Official NPF Merchandise Store

RIP-IT, the fastest growing fastpitch protective gear and apparel company in the nation, has teamed up with National Pro Fastpitch to become the exclusive licensed provider of apparel for the official NPF merchandise store as of August 1, 2019.  As…

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…

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…

Eagles fall to Bandits and USSSA in doubleheader

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Daytona Beach, Florida (July 26, 2019)—The Chicago Bandits and Beijing Shougang Eagles were scoreless until the last inning of play in Game 1 of Friday’s doubleheader. Starting pitchers, Wang Lan and Danielle O’Toole were tremendous in…

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…

BANDITS’ REED AND CHEEK AGREE TO OPAL WITH ENERFAB

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2019) – Chicago Bandits rookie infielders, Abbey Cheek and Katie Reed, are partnering with Enerfab through an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) agreement for the remainder of the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season.  Cheek,…

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…