Photo credit: Dina Kwit, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have agreed to trade catcher Sahvanna Jaquish to the USSSA Pride in exchange for cash considerations, team officials announced Friday morning.
Jaquish, who earned All-NPF honors during her rookie year in Chicago, batted .322 with three home runs and a team-high 29 RBI. The LSU product was one of two first-round selections for the Bandits in the 2017 NPF Draft.
The Bandits’ 2018 roster is expected to feature significant depth at the catching position, including veteran backstop Kristyn Sandberg and NPF newcomers Courtney Gano and Sashel Palacios.
Sandberg, in her sixth season as a professional, appeared in 45 games for the Texas Charge during the 2017 campaign and ranked fourth on the club with six home runs. Behind the plate, she nabbed 17 percent of baserunners and maintained a .982 fielding percentage.
Gano, a 2016 graduate of the University of Washington, most recently played for the Italian-based Softball Club Forlì. The West Covina, California resident excelled overseas, amassing a .540 clip at the plate through 18 starts with a pair of home runs and 17 RBI.
Palacios, a current graduate assistant at Arizona State University, suited up all four years for the Sun Devils during her collegiate career. As a senior, the Chula Vista, California resident ranked among team leaders in a number of offensive categories, including batting average (.322), home runs (10) and on-base percentage (.462).
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.