2019 NPF schedule released as Winter Meetings conclude in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Pro Fastpitch released its 2019 regular-season schedule as its annual Winter Meetings concluded Friday in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Chicago Bandits are set to play 46 games against the league’s five other affiliate teams — Aussie Peppers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Pride.

The Bandits will open the 2019 season with a five-game road series against the Cleveland Comets beginning June 6.

The home opener for the Bandits is slated for June 12 when the reigning Cowles Cup-champion USSSA Pride visit Parkway Bank Sports Complex for the first time since the 2018 Championship Series.

The Bandits will face the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, the league’s newest franchise, for the first time June 19 at Rent One Park in Marion, Illinois.

The NPF’s 2019 regular-season schedule features 138 total games and stretches from May 28 through Aug. 11. The full schedule is available at http://bit.ly/2019NPFSchedule.

Specific locations, venues and dates of the 2019 NPF College Draft and Championship Series are expected to be announced by league officials in the near future.

The four-time Cowles Cup champion Chicago Bandits will be back at Parkway Bank Sports Complex for the 2019 season. For more information about the Chicago Bandits or to reserve season or single-game tickets, please visit chicagobandits.com or call the box office at 877-722-6348.

ABOUT CHICAGO BANDITS

Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch League. Entering their 15th season as a franchise, the Bandits have provided the Chicago area with high-level softball talent and entertainment en route to capturing six regular-season titles and four Cowles Cup championships. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits play at Parkway Bank Sports Complex, one of the premier softball facilities in the nation. Parkway Bank Sports Complex is the only stadium in the country built exclusively for a women’s professional softball team. The Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch softball players to further their careers at the professional level and have included legendary figures such as Jennie Finch, Tammy Williams and Stacy May-Johnson.

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