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 announced a partnership with Diamond Umpire Academy on Wednesday morning, which will begin during the 2019 season. The multi-faceted relationship will affect training for NPF umpires as well as interaction at all levels of umpire training by the league, its teams and players. The partnership is expected to broaden the…

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ROSEMONT — Chicago Bandits first-year catcher Gwen Svekis has been named to the softball staff at Indiana University as a volunteer assistant, the Hoosiers’ athletic department announced Monday afternoon. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft following a historic career at Oregon, currently holds a .231 clip at the plate with…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits bolstered their pitching staff by signing No. 1 overall selection Paige Lowary to a one-year deal, team officials announced Tuesday. Lowary, a standout left-hander from Oklahoma, owns the Sooners’ single-season saves mark (11) and career saves (24), and helped the program capture the 2017 national title. Lowary became the franchise’s…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits and infielder DJ Sanders have agreed to a three-year deal, team officials announced Thursday afternoon. Sanders, whom the Bandits selected with the 21st overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NPF Draft, joins the team after a stellar collegiate career split between Louisiana-Lafayette and Oregon. “We are excited…

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