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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…
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Bandits Acquire Pitcher Nicole Newman from Peppers for 2021 Draft Pick

ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 12, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have acquired RHP Nicole Newman from the Aussie Peppers in exchange for Chicago’s third round pick in the 2021 NPF Draft. Newman was selected in the third round of the 2019 NPF…


ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 7, 2020)– The Chicago Bandits will host an Olympic preview series event from June 11-14 called Taste of Tokyo presented by Wilson, league officials announced Friday afternoon. Among the teams in the series event…

2019 All-NPF Infielder Abby Ramirez Agrees to One-Year Extension with the Bandits

ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 6, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have agreed to terms with Abby Ramirez on a one-year contract extension for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Thursday afternoon. “We are super excited to have Abby…

Morgan Zerkle Signs with Chicago Bandits for 2020 NPF Season

Rosemont, Ill. (January 21, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits and outfielder Morgan Zerkle have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Tuesday morning. “We couldn’t be more excited to add…

Bandit Jessie Scroggins Announces Retirement

Rosemont, IL (January 17, 2020) – Chicago Bandits outfielder Jessie Scroggins has announced her retirement from professional softball. “The love and energy that Jessie has for the game will be hard to replace,” Bandits GM Toni Calmeyn…

Bandits, Taran Alvelo Agree to One-Year Contract

Rosemont, IL (January 15, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Taran Alvelo for the 2020 NPF season. Alvelo was drafted 8th overall by the Aussie Peppers in the 2019 NPF Draft before getting traded…

Canadian Wild Return To Southern Illinois For 2020

Marion, IL (November 20, 2019) – The Southern Illinois Miners are proud to announce that their partnership with Softball Canada will continue into 2020, as the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois will return to Rent One Park to play their second…
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Southpaw Haylie Wagner Re-Signs with Bandits for 2020 Season

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have come to terms with southpaw Haylie Wagner on a 1-year deal, the club announced Friday afternoon. The former University of Michigan Wolverine started her professional career with the Pennsylvania…
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2019 Rookie of the Year Abbey Cheek Re-Signs with Chicago Bandits

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…
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All NPF Selection Gwen Svekis Returns in 2020

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…