NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced the launch of a new advertising program Wednesday afternoon, which will be focused on unique ad locations provided on the individual players themselves. The On-Player Ad Location (OPAL) program is effective immediately. Apparel items making their debut during the 2019 season. Ad apparel items where sponsorship logos can…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Pro Fastpitch launched the NPF Developmental Partnership Program (DPP), as announced by the Nashville-based league office Tuesday morning. The program is designed to connect youth level participants, trainers, leagues, teams and communities with the professional level of the sport of softball, and specifically, the professional athletes themselves. Partners will join the program…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed infielder Abby Ramirez to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Ramirez put together a strong campaign in 2018 and posted a .340 batting average across 41 games. The Chicago native matched her 17-hit total from her rookie season and maintained an impressive .377 on-base percentage. “Abby…

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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 — Stacey Porter delivered a bases-clearing triple in the fifth inning to help break open a one-run ballgame, and the Aussie Spirit earned their historic first victory over the Chicago Bandits on Friday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex by a score of 4-1. Porter, who suited up for the Pennsylvania Rebellion during the 2016 season,…

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ROSEMONT — Shelby Turnier, Aleshia Ocasio and Paige Lowary combined to deliver a perfect game as part of a doubleheader sweep against the Aussie Spirit on Sunday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Turnier, in her first start of the 2018 season after a stretch of impressive relief efforts, didn’t allow a baserunner in three innings of…

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ROSEMONT — Kristyn Sandberg’s first-inning grand slam ignited a five-run opening frame and the Chicago Bandits claimed an 8-2 win over the Aussie Spirit on Saturday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. The blast, which marked Sandberg’s fourth of the 2018 season, provided plenty of offensive support to a combined effort from rookie right-hander Aleshia Ocasio,…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits’ trio of Emily Carosone, Ally Carda and Sashel Palacios swept the NPF’s weekly awards distribution, league officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Carosone, named the Boombah Player of the Week, enjoyed a breakout road trip for the Bandits. The third-year infielder from Auburn amassed a .500 clip at the plate in the six-game…

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Chicago Bandits continued to pummel opposing pitchers during their road trip across Kansas, delivering 21 runs on 29 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Aussie Spirit on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark in Lawrence, Kansas. The Bandits (10-0) uncorked seven home runs across the pair of games, including two from Emily Carosone,…

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kristyn Sandberg spearheaded a 14-hit attack on the road and the Bandits won their eighth consecutive game to begin the 2018 campaign, beating the Aussie Spirit 7-4 Saturday night in Lawrence, Kansas. After the Spirit jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening frame, Sandberg’s RBI single through the left side evened…

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