Bandits sign veteran Fico to one-year extension

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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Bandits hand Pride first loss of season

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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Bandits clobber Spirit, match best start in franchise history

WICHITA, Kan. — Sammy Marshall, Kristyn Sandberg, Jessie Scroggins and Emily Carosone all homered and the Chicago Bandits cruised to a 12-0 victory over the Aussie Spirit on Thursday in Wichita, Kansas. The win marked the Bandits’ sixth consecutive to begin the 2018 season, matching the best start in franchise history (6-0, 2006). Marshall, a fourth-year…

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Gano, Crane shine as Bandits soar past Comets

ROSEMONT — After a transition from the Italian Softball League to National Pro Fastpitch, it’s safe to say Courtney Gano enjoyed her first few days in the Windy City. Gano delivered a 3-for-3 performance at the plate, including a pair of RBI, started at short and finished behind the plate, as the Bandits cruised to a…

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Bandits claim season opener behind Wagner’s strong start

Photo credit: Dina Kwit, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT — Haylie Wagner built off an impressive 2017 campaign with a dominant outing in her first start of the 2018 season. Behind five shutout innings of from the southpaw, the Bandits cruised to a 9-0 season-opening victory over the newly-formed Cleveland Comets on Thursday night at…

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