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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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed catcher Gwen Svekis to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday morning. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft, appeared in 19 games as a rookie, batting .269 with one home run and six RBI. She sported a spotless 1.000 fielding percentage behind the…

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VIERA, Fla. — Rachele Fico took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before USSSA Pride second baseman Sierra Romero unloaded a three-run home run to center as the Chicago Bandits lost their second consecutive game by a score of 3-1 Tuesday at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Fico, who allowed just one hit across six…

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ROSEMONT — The league-leading Chicago Bandits continue their eight-game road trip with their toughest test of the 2018 season to date against the USSSA Pride (13-0). First pitch in the series opener is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. The Bandits (18-0) continued to cruise through opposition and outscored the…

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ROSEMONT — Chicago Bandits right-hander Aleshia Ocasio has been the National Pro Fastpitch Week 5 Rookie of the Week, league officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Ocasio, whom the Bandits selected 10th overall in the second round of the 2018 NPF Draft, made her professional debut Saturday against the Aussie Spirit. The former Florida two-way star earned the…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed standout pitcher and utility player Aleshia Ocasio to a three-year deal, team officials announced Monday afternoon. Ocasio, drafted 10th overall in the second round of the 2018 NPF Draft out of Florida, ranks among the top 10 in 10 different career marks for the Gators, including both pitching and…

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The Chicago Bandits’ 2018 draft class found numerous spots on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s awards list, including a pair of All-American selections. Here is a full recap of the national honors, which were announced Wednesday afternoon. Gwen Svekis Gwen Svekis, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2018 NPF Draft, earned a trio of…

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All four remaining Bandits draftees in the NCAA Tournament moved on to the Women’s College World Series. A handful of coaches saw their teams advance further in the postseason, as well. Here’s a brief look at each individual performance from Week 2 of the postseason. Paige Lowary — First round, No. 1 overall Oklahoma advanced…

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The Chicago Bandits 2018 draft class performed well throughout the regional round of the NCAA Tournament as Paige Lowary (Oklahoma), Aleshia Ocasio (Florida) and Gwen Svekis and DJ Sanders (Oregon) progressed into super regionals. Jessie Scroggins and Baylor were eliminated by nationally needed Texas A&M. Here’s a look at each individual effort from the regional…

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