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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…

Fico Guides Bandits Past Eagles in Pitcher's Duel

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Rosemont, IL.( August 5,2019) – Offense was at a premium in the series opener between the Bandits and the Beijing Eagles, but timely hitting led the Bandits to a 2-1 walk-off win. Rachele Fico was excellent in the circle for the Bandits,…

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…

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…

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…

Stellar Pitching Leads Bandits to Doubleheader Sweep of Wild

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 29, 2019) — The Bandits allowed just one run and five hits over 15 total innings, taking both games Saturday from the Canadian Wild to improve to 11-3 on the season. Haylie Wagner threw an eight-inning complete-game shutout…

O’Toole, Extra-Base Hits Lead Bandits Past Wild

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — Jenna Caira came into Friday night’s game having pitched 27.2 innings this season without allowing an earned run. But that didn’t seem to bother Amanda Chidester and the rest of the Bandits’ offense. Chidester set…

Jenkins’ Double Gives the Wild Doubleheader Split

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Marion, IL (June 20, 2019) –The Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois split a doubleheader with the Chicago Bandits on Thursday night at Rent One Park, falling 8-0 in game one before taking game two 8-2 on an offensive explosion. Game one…