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 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. — 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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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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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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Pro Fastpitch launched the NPF Developmental Partnership Program (DPP), as announced by the Nashville-based league office Tuesday morning. The program is designed to connect youth level participants, trainers, leagues, teams and communities with the professional level of the sport of softball, and specifically, the professional athletes themselves. Partners will join the program…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have reached a one-year extension with veteran catcher Kristyn Sandberg, team officials announced Friday afternoon. Sandberg, who compiled 10 home runs and a team-high 31 RBI during an All-NPF campaign in 2018, is set to embark on her eighth season at the professional level. The Island Park, New York, native began…

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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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