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. — The 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series will return to Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois, for a second consecutive season, league officials announced Wednesday afternoon. The 2019 Championship Series is scheduled for Aug. 15-19. The league’s hallmark event will enter its second season with a best-of-five Championship Series format, which features…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Pro Fastpitch released its 2019 regular-season schedule as its annual Winter Meetings concluded Friday in Nashville, Tennessee. The Chicago Bandits are set to play 46 games against the league’s five other affiliate teams — Aussie Peppers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Pride. The Bandits will…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have have signed veteran pitcher Rachele Fico to a one-year extension, team officials announced Thursday morning. Fico shined in her first season with the Bandits and compiled a team-best seven wins over 41.2 innings of work in the circle. The right-hander ranked fourth among all NPF pitchers with a sparkling…

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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 have signed veteran third baseman Nadia Taylor to a two-year extension, team officials announced Saturday night. Taylor launched five home runs across four games in her first year with the Bandits, which tied for the fourth-best mark on the club. The former Texas standout standout also chipped in 24 RBI while…

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ROSEMONT  — Brenna Moss of the Chicago Bandits secured her spot in the history books Wednesday night as the veteran left fielder captured a trio of honors, including the Park Planet Player of the Year Award, at the NPF Awards Banquet. Gene and Georgetti Steakhouse hosted the annual event, which took place one day before…

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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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