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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…

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…

NPF 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES PRESENTED BY PARK PLANET

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 12, 2019) – National Pro Fastpitch will host its hallmark event Championship Series this week in Rosemont, Illinois. The action format is a best-of-five series between the league’s regular season Champions, Chicago…

Bandits Clinch Regular Season Title

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Rosemont, Il. (August 7, 2019) - It only took five innings for the Bandits to defeat the Beijing Eagles, 9-1, on Wednesday night. With the victory and a loss by the USSSA Pride, the Bandits clinched the regular season title for the first time…

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…

BANDITS’ REED AND CHEEK AGREE TO OPAL WITH ENERFAB

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2019) – Chicago Bandits rookie infielders, Abbey Cheek and Katie Reed, are partnering with Enerfab through an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) agreement for the remainder of the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season.  Cheek,…

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…