ROSEMONT, Ill. – Aleshia Ocasio is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Chicago Bandits for the 2020 NPF season, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Ocasio originally announced her retirement at the end of February but has pledged her return to the NPF for the 2020 season. “It wasn’t an easy decision to retire from…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aleshia Ocasio and HitTrax have agreed to an On-Player Ad Location (OPAL) activation that will pair the two for the 2019 season. The OPAL program was launched by the league in December and designed specifically to subsidize player salaries with at least 90% of the revenue paid directly to the athletes themselves. The…

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ROSEMONT — As has been the case all season-long against USSSA Pride southpaw Keilani Ricketts, the Chicago Bandits could not muster a run against the veteran southpaw and dropped Game 2 of the best-of-five Championship Series by a score of 3-0 Friday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Ricketts rolled through the Bandits order and surrendered…

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ROSEMONT — NPF Rookie of the Year Jessie Scroggins delivered a pair of RBI in her introduction to the postseason, but the Chicago Bandits dropped Game 1 of the 2018 Championship Series to the USSSA Pride by a score of 3-2 Thursday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Scroggins, who supplied a three-hit postseason debut, erased…

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ROSEMONT — The Bandits scored 21 runs in Game 1 of a doubleheader to break the franchise’s single-game record and polished off a six-game sweep with a comeback win in the nightcap Thursday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Emily Carosone, Gwen Svekis and Sammy Marshall launched home runs in the 21-0 rout as part of a…

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ROSEMONT — Haylie Wagner cruised to her third victory of the season as the Chicago Bandits rolled to an 8-0 win over the Beijing Shougang Eagles on Monday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Wagner collected her third win of the 2018 campaign after she breezed through the first five frames on just 46 pitches. The…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits managed a split in Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader against the Aussie Spirit but dropped the three-game series with a loss in Game 2. Former Bandits southpaw Kaia Parnaby, now a member of the Spirit in their inaugural season as an NPF franchise, delivered a impressive performance in the circle in a 3-0…

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ROSEMONT — A three-run first inning powered the Bandits to a 5-3 win over the previously undefeated USSSA Pride on Friday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Bandits center fielder Sammy Marshall, who later made a highlight reel, full-extension snag in center field, opened up scoring with an RBI triple down the line in right. Marshall…

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