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. — 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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Photo credit: USA Softball ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have agreed on a one-year contract with veteran catcher/infielder Amanda Chidester, team officials announced Monday afternoon. Chidester, the 11th overall selection in the third round of the 2012 NPF Draft, has amassed seven years of experience with USA Softball and one season in National Pro…

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits, in partnership with USA Softball, released Friday morning a schedule for exhibition games between the Women’s National Team and the Bandits and USSSA Pride of National Pro Fastpitch. The Bandits are set to host the National Team’s training stop from June 10-16 at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont,…

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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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Photo credit: Dina Kwit, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have released right-handed pitcher Breanna Wonderly from the active roster, team officials announced on Friday morning. Wonderly, an undrafted rookie from Illinois, signed a one-year contract with the Bandits on June 5, 2017. The Centerview, Missouri resident made 12 appearances…

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