Photo credit: University of Florida Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Chicago Bandits drafted University of Florida right-handed pitcher Kelly Barnhill with the first overall selection in the 2019 NPF Draft on Monday night in Nashville, Tennessee, marking the second year in a row the Bandits bolstered their pitching staff with the No. 1 pick. A…

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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. — 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. — 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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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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