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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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed left-handed pitcher Danielle O’Toole to a one-year contract extension, team officials announced Thursday afternoon. In her second season in Chicago, O’Toole pitched to a 0.58 ERA across 12 innings while picking up 14 strikeouts. As a rookie in 2017, the southpaw tossed 10 regular-season innings and posted a…

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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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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, 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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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have have signed veteran pitcher Rachele Fico to a one-year extension, team officials announced Thursday morning. Fico shined in her first season with the Bandits and compiled a team-best seven wins over 41.2 innings of work in the circle. The right-hander ranked fourth among all NPF pitchers with a sparkling…

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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 — 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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