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. — 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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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed left-handed pitcher and former No. 1 draft pick Paige Lowary to a one-year extension, team officials announced Tuesday morning. Lowary posted a 3.79 ERA and struck out 25 batters across 20.1 innings of work during her rookie season with the Bandits in 2018. Primarily working as a reliever,…

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ROSEMONT — As has been the case all season-long against USSSA Pride southpaw Keilani Ricketts, the Chicago Bandits could not muster a run against the veteran southpaw and dropped Game 2 of the best-of-five Championship Series by a score of 3-0 Friday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Ricketts rolled through the Bandits order and surrendered…

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AKRON, Ohio — Chicago Bandits left fielder Brenna Moss supplied the early offense with a solo shot to lead off the game, and the Bandits used a 13-hit attack to defeat the Cleveland Comets 6-3 Wednesday night at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Moss, who fell just a double short of hitting for the cycle, continued…

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VIERA, Fla. — Chicago Bandits right-hander Ally Carda issued consecutive walks to allow the game-winning run to cross the plate as the USSSA Pride earned a 1-0 victory in eight innings Friday night at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Carda, who entered in relief of rookie southpaw Paige Lowary with two aboard and two outs…

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CRESTWOOD, Ill. — The Chicago Bandits and Frontier League’s Windy City ThunderBolts played to an extra-inning, 1-1 tie in the latest installment of their annual “Battle of the Sexes” softball game Monday night at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, Illinois. Nadia Taylor delivered the game’s first run with an run-scoring grounder to the left side of…

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ROSEMONT — Five members of the Chicago Bandits took a break from their NPF schedule to compete with USA Softball at the 2018 International Cup, which concluded Sunday after Team USA Red defeated Japan to capture gold. Danielle O’Toole, Delaney Spaulding, Courtney Gano, Ally Carda and Paige Lowary took part in the competition and all will…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits managed a split in Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader against the Aussie Spirit but dropped the three-game series with a loss in Game 2. Former Bandits southpaw Kaia Parnaby, now a member of the Spirit in their inaugural season as an NPF franchise, delivered a impressive performance in the circle in a 3-0…

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ROSEMONT — Lauren Chamberlain delivered a three-run homer in the opening frame, and the USSSA Pride claimed a series victory with a 10-4 win over the Chicago Bandits on Sunday afternoon at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Chamberlain’s first-inning shot, her second of the season and first since May 30, provided an early blow to Bandits rookie…

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