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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 Pitcher Aleshia Ocasio Announces Retirement

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…
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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…

Pitcher Kelly Barnhill Signs One-Year Agreement with Bandits

ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 10, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits and RHP Kelly Barnhill have agreed to terms on a one-year contract agreement, team officials announced Monday afternoon. “I am very excited to be returning to Chicago,” Barnhill…

Veteran Pitcher Cheridan Hawkins Joins California Commotion Roster

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…

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…
O'Toole Traded to Comets for 2020 Season

O’Toole Traded To Cleveland Comets For First Round Pick To Prepare for 2020 Olympics

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Rosemont, IL (January 11, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have traded LHP Danielle O’Toole to the Cleveland Comets in exchange for a first round pick in the 2020 NPF Draft. “We will miss Danielle and everything she brought…
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Chicago Bandits Southpaw Paige Lowary Announces Retirement

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (December 18, 2019)– After two seasons in the NPF, Chicago Bandits southpaw Paige Lowary has announced her retirement from professional softball. “We will miss Paige’s ability and character in our bullpen,” General…

O’Toole, Bandits Reach One-Year Deal For 2020 Season

ROSEMONT, Ill. (December 9, 2019) – The Chicago Bandits and southpaw Danielle O’Toole have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Monday afternoon. “We can’t wait to see…

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 Shut Out Bandits to Take Game 1 of the NPF Championship Series

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…