Bandits release right-hander Roberts
Photo credit: Dina Kwit, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have released right-handed pitcher Ellen Sara Roberts, team officials announced Wednesday morning.
Roberts, in her lone season with the Bandits, made 18 appearances in the circle, including five starts. She accumulated a 4.93 ERA and logged 38.1 innings of work. The New South Wales, Australia native earned one win.
Roberts, who joined the Bandits as part of a one-year agreement between the team and Softball Australia, also collected a pair of saves and struck out 34 batters.
“We’d like to thank Ellen for her contributions to our team and for her continual showcase of the game of softball on an international platform,” Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn said. “We wish her the best of luck moving forward.”
The four-time Cowles Cup champion Chicago Bandits will be back at The Ballpark at Rosemont for the 2018 season. For more information about the Chicago Bandits or to reserve your season 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 14th 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, the most recent coming during the 2016 campaign. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, one of the premier softball facilities in the nation. The Ballpark at Rosemont 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 has included legendary figures such as Jennie Finch, Monica Abbott and Tammy Williams.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.