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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…
photo by Sam Payton, courtesy of NPF 2020

Bandits Pitcher Aleshia Ocasio Announces Retirement

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 29, 2020)  – After two seasons in the NPF, Aleshia Ocasio has announced her retirement from professional softball. “We want to thank Aleshia for everything she’s brought to our team these last two years,” Bandits…

NPF COLLEGE DRAFT PRESENTED BY BSN Sports SET FOR 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 27, 2020)– The National Pro Fastpitch College Draft Presented by BSN Sports will be held this year in Rosemont, IL, home of the league’s longest existing franchise, the Chicago Bandits.   The much anticipated…

BSN SPORTS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH

Alignment with Women's Pro Softball League Affirms BSN SPORTS’ Commitment to Supporting and Expanding Women’s Athletics –  February 26, 2020, Dallas, TX -- BSN SPORTS, a division of Varsity Brands and the nation’s largest direct…

Chicago Bandits Sign Pitching Coach Chanda Bell

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ROSEMONT, IL (February 25, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have signed pitching coach Chanda Bell for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Monday afternoon. The Indianapolis native played a record-breaking career at the University…

Savannah Heebner Announces Retirement

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – Chicago Bandits pitcher Savannah Heebner has announced her retirement from professional softball. “We will miss Savannah and the camaraderie she brought to the room,” Bandits AGM Jourdan Skirha…
NPF - photo by Morgan Kiem Wolfe

Bandits Acquire Pitcher Nicole Newman from Peppers for 2021 Draft Pick

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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…

CHICAGO BANDITS TO HOST TASTE OF TOKYO, AN OLYMPIC PREVIEW PRESENTED BY WILSON

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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

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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…

Veteran Pitcher Cheridan Hawkins Joins California Commotion Roster

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Los Angeles, CA  (February 5, 2020) – The California Commotion added veteran leadership with the signing of professional softball player Cheridan Hawkins. “I’m thankful for another opportunity to play the game that I love,” said…

California Commotion Announce Contract With Veteran, Sam Fischer

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January 27, 2020 - The California Commotion announced today the signing of infielder, Sam Fischer.  Fischer, a veteran professional, and former national team player, is expected to significantly contribute to the launch of the newest team in…