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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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 — 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 — Brenna Moss reached a milestone in the Chicago Bandits’ 10-5 loss against the USSSA Pride to close the regular season Sunday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. The veteran left fielder recorded her 65th base knock of the campaign to tie the NPF single-season hits record. Moss’ infield single in the sixth, her third…

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ROSEMONT — Jessie Scroggins delivered a two-RBI single in the sixth inning and the Bandits claimed a 4-3 victory in a back-and-forth battle against the league-leading USSSA Pride on Saturday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. The former Baylor standout, whom the Bandits selected 15th overall in the 2018 NPF Draft, barreled up a two-strike deliver from…

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ROSEMONT — A two-run homer off the bat of Emily Carosone proved to be the difference as the Chicago Bandits earned a narrow 2-1 victory over the USSSA Pride in their series opener Friday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Carosone’s second-inning blast, her 12th of the season, placed her in a tie alongside Pride first baseman…

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