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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…
Abbey Cheek Re-Signs with Chicago Bandits2019 National Pro Fastpitch

2019 Rookie of the Year Abbey Cheek Re-Signs with Chicago Bandits

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 5, 2019) – The Chicago Bandits have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with infielder Abbey Cheek, team officials announced Tuesday morning. The 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Rookie of the Year made an instant…
Gwen Svekis Re-Signs with Chicago Bandits2019 National Pro Fastpitch

All NPF Selection Gwen

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 4, 2019) – The Chicago Bandits and catcher Gwen Svekis have reached an agreement on a 1-year contract extension, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Svekis dominated both at and behind the plate during…
Chicago Bandits Announce 2020 Series Events2019 National Pro Fastpitch

Chicago Bandits Announce Two Series Events for 2020 NPF Season

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits announced today, two Series Events for the 2020 National Pro Fastpitch season. The league announced the outline for the brand new format of multi-team events in late August and Chicago’s announcement…

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…

Pride Shut Out Bandits to Take Game 1 of the NPF Championship Series

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Rosemont, Ill. (August 15, 2019) - The USSSA Pride won the first game of the NPF Championship Series 3-0 over the Chicago Bandits behind a strong pitching from their pitching staff on Thursday. National Pro Fastpitch Pitcher of the Year Jolene…

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…

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…