Bandits name University of Illinois assistant McMahon to coaching staff

Photo credit: University of Illinois Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits named University of Illinois assistant coach Lance McMahon to their coaching staff for the 2019 season, team officials announced Friday afternoon. McMcMahon currently serves as the pitching and catching coach for the Illini. Now in his third year in Champaign, McMahon oversaw a…

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2019 NPF Championship Series returns to Rosemont

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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Bandits sign Team USA standout Chidester to one-year deal

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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Bandits, Women’s National Team to square off June 14-16 in Rosemont

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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Bandits ink Team USA member Carda to one-year deal

ROSEMONT – The Chicago Bandits have signed right-handed pitcher/infielder Ally Carda to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Carda, as a first-year Bandit in 2018, compiled a stellar 1.62 ERA over 43.2 innings in the circle and paced the staff with four saves. As a hitter, the former UCLA standout registered a .429…

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Bandits tab Flores as assistant coach for 2019 season

Photo credit: Seminole State College Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits named former All-American Amber Flores as an assistant coach for the 2019 season, team officials announced Monday morning. Flores, the fifth overall selection in the 2010 NPF Draft by the USSSA Pride, currently serves as the head coach for Seminole State College, a…

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2019 NPF schedule released as Winter Meetings conclude in Nashville

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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Lowary signs historic deal with BreakThrew Fastpitch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chicago Bandits pitcher Paige Lowary became the first NPF player to agree to an On-Player Ad Location (OPAL) partnership, league officials announced Wednesday afternoon after the left-hander signed with BreakThrew Fastpitch for the duration of the 2019 season. National Pro Fastpitch launched the OPAL program in December. It is designed to subsidize player salaries…

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Carda named to 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team roster

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Chicago Bandits pitcher/infielder Ally Carda has been named to the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team roster, USA Softball announced Monday morning. Carda, who signed with the Bandits as a free agent Jan. 12, 2018, posted impressive figures throughout her first season in Chicago. The former UCLA standout delivered 43.2 innings of work in…

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Bandits, Crane agree to one-year deal

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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