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 — 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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ROSEMONT — NPF Rookie of the Year Jessie Scroggins delivered a pair of RBI in her introduction to the postseason, but the Chicago Bandits dropped Game 1 of the 2018 Championship Series to the USSSA Pride by a score of 3-2 Thursday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Scroggins, who supplied a three-hit postseason debut, erased…

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AVON, Ohio — The Chicago Bandits completed a season sweep of the Cleveland Comets and claimed a 10-1 win in the series finale Sunday at Sprenger Stadium in Avon, Ohio. Veteran catcher Kristyn Sandberg delivered a go-ahead two-run shot, her career-high 10th of the season, to pace the offense in the victory. Sandberg, whose home run…

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AVON, Ohio — The Chicago Bandits introduced Sprenger Stadium to professional softball Friday night and did so with a bang. Kristyn Sandberg, DJ Sanders and Stacy May-Johnson each delivered home runs in a 10-2 victory over the Cleveland Comets in Avon, Ohio. Sandberg’s blast, a two-run shot in the opening frame, marked her ninth of the…

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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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ROSEMONT — Plenty of early offense backed Rachele Fico’s strong start as the Chicago Bandits cruised to a 12-0 victory against the Cleveland Comets on Friday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Fico, who surrendered just one hit, a bunt single, collected her fifth win of the season after the right-hander tossed the first four innings.…

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ROSEMONT — Rachele Fico tossed a complete game shutout and struck out seven as the Chicago Bandits earned their fourth consecutive win with a 3-0 victory over the Beijing Shougang Eagles on Wednesday afternoon at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Fico (W, 4-2), a veteran right-hander and former Akron Racers standout, scattered six hits and did not…

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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 — A three-run first inning powered the Bandits to a 5-3 win over the previously undefeated USSSA Pride on Friday night at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Bandits center fielder Sammy Marshall, who later made a highlight reel, full-extension snag in center field, opened up scoring with an RBI triple down the line in right. Marshall…

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