NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Pro Fastpitch renewed Rawlings as an Official Equipment Supplier and exclusive helmet supplier of the league for the 2019 season. The partnership positions Rawlings helmets on all players for competition and practice. In addition, Rawlings is a supplier in the categories of bats, gloves, batting gloves, protective gear, equipment and travel…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Pro Fastpitch will hold its annual NPF College Draft for the third consecutive year at the ACME Feed & Seed, located on 1st and Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The event will take place Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. CDT. The draft, which has taken place since 2013 in Nashville,…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Infielder DJ Sanders of the Chicago Bandits and Kinship Entertainment have agreed to an On-Player Ad Location (OPAL) deal that will specifically involve the entertainment company’s “Out of Place Art of Facts” branded series. Sanders, chosen 21st overall in the 2018 NPF College Draft by the Chicago Bandits, began her collegiate career…

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Photo credit: Carolyn Buhrow JOLIET, Ill. — ‘We are all athletes here, and you are good enough.’ That served as the resounding message Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn, outfielder Brenna Moss and head coach Lauren Lappin delivered to Marie Marcum and her travel team Saturday afternoon. The 9-year-old softball player endured ridicule from a baseball-themed…

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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, Ill. — In a partnership announced Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Bandits and the Rosemont Visitor and Tourism Bureau have reached a team-wide agreement offering every Bandits player and coach an On-Player Ad Location (OPAL) during the 2019 season. National Pro Fastpitch launched the OPAL program in December. It is designed to subsidize players’ and…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed left-handed pitcher Danielle O’Toole to a one-year contract extension, team officials announced Thursday afternoon. In her second season in Chicago, O’Toole pitched to a 0.58 ERA across 12 innings while picking up 14 strikeouts. As a rookie in 2017, the southpaw tossed 10 regular-season innings and posted a…

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