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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 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…

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…

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…

BANDITS SIGN INFIELDER CHEEK FOR 1-YEAR CONTRACT

ROSEMONT, III. – The Chicago Bandits sign University of Kentucky’s infielder Abbey Cheek to a 1-year contract, team officials announced Thursday morning. Kentucky’s senior third baseman was the 14th overall pick in the third round…

BANDITS WELCOME RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER AND UTILITY PLAYER HEEBNER FOR A 1-YEAR CONTACT

ROSEMONT, III. – The Chicago Bandits sign a 1-year contract with right-handed pitcher and utility player, Savannah Heebner, team officials announced Friday morning. The University of Houston player was the 24th overall pick in the fifth…
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Bandits Win Season Opener Against the Comets

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ROSEMONT, III.(June 6, 2019) – The Chicago Bandits started the season off strong with a 2–0 victory over the Cleveland Comets on Thursday (Jun. 6). Lauren Lappin claimed her first win as head coach in tonight’s matchup. The former…

Kelly Barnhill Selected First in 2019 NPF College Draft presented by Park Planet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 15, 2019) - Kelly Barnhill, pitcher from the University of Florida, was the first selection by the Chicago Bandits in the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Draft presented by Park Planet on Monday night.  She followed pitcher…

Bandits GM, Mascot Surprise Marie Marcum at Her Softball Practice

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JOLIET, Ill (February 23, 2019). — ‘We are all athletes here, and you are good enough.’ That served as the resounding message Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn, outfielder Brenna Moss and head coach Lauren Lappin delivered to…