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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…

National Pro Fastpitch Cancels 2020 Season Due to COVID-19

Nashville, TN (May 15, 2020) - The National Pro Fastpitch league will not take the field in 2020 for what would have been the league’s 17th season of competition. The league cited COVID-19 as the sole factor in decision making. “It is…

BANDITS SIGN USA SOFTBALL INFIELDER ALI AGUILAR, OLYMPIAN TOTAL REACHES FOUR

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ROSEMONT, IL (May 8, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have signed infielder Ali Aguilar to a one-year contract good for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Friday afternoon. “We’ve got a great softball IQ joining the team in Ali,”…

BANDITS RE-SIGN HANNAH FLIPPEN FOR 2020 NPF SEASON

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ROSEMONT, IL (April 14, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits have agreed to terms with Hannah Flippen on a one-year contract extension for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Flippen is coming back for her second season…

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…
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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 Joining NPF for 2020 Season

Pitcher Kamalani Dung Signs with California Commotion

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January 31, 2020 - The California Commotion’s first National Pro Fastpitch roster continues to take shape with the signing of Xeana Kamalani Dung. Dung (Waianae, Hawaii) is currently in her first season as a volunteer student assistant…

Bandit Outfielder Emily Crane Returns to Rosemont for 2020 Season

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (January 29, 2020) – The Chicago Bandits and Emily Crane have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension for the 2020 NPF Season, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Just out of her third season with the…