ROSEMONT, Ill. —  The opening game of the Bandits’ five-game series against the Canadian Wild in Marion, Illinois was rained out Wednesday evening, forcing a double-header that ended in a split. The Wild lead NPF with a 13-4 record, while the Bandits are in third place at 6-3.   Game One: Bandits 8, Wild 0 (5…

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Chicago Bandits have signed right fielder Emily Crane to a one-year extension, team officials announced Sunday morning. Crane, in her second season with the Bandits with the Bandits, amassed a .328 batting average across 36 games. The former University of Missouri standout also chipped in eight stolen bases, placing her within the…

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ROSEMONT — Chicago Bandits right fielder Emily Crane will return to her alma mater and join the softball staff at the University of Missouri, an MU Athletics spokesperson said Wednesday. Crane, a third-year pro who graduated from Missouri in 2016, is in the midst of her second season in Chicago. The Troy, Missouri, product holds a .333…

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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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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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ROSEMONT — After a transition from the Italian Softball League to National Pro Fastpitch, it’s safe to say Courtney Gano enjoyed her first few days in the Windy City. Gano delivered a 3-for-3 performance at the plate, including a pair of RBI, started at short and finished behind the plate, as the Bandits cruised to a…

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