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 infielder Abby Ramirez to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Ramirez put together a strong campaign in 2018 and posted a .340 batting average across 41 games. The Chicago native matched her 17-hit total from her rookie season and maintained an impressive .377 on-base percentage. “Abby…

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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 — Chicago Bandits first-year catcher Gwen Svekis has been named to the softball staff at Indiana University as a volunteer assistant, the Hoosiers’ athletic department announced Monday afternoon. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft following a historic career at Oregon, currently holds a .231 clip at the plate with…

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All four remaining Bandits draftees in the NCAA Tournament moved on to the Women’s College World Series. A handful of coaches saw their teams advance further in the postseason, as well. Here’s a brief look at each individual performance from Week 2 of the postseason. Paige Lowary — First round, No. 1 overall Oklahoma advanced…

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The Chicago Bandits 2018 draft class performed well throughout the regional round of the NCAA Tournament as Paige Lowary (Oklahoma), Aleshia Ocasio (Florida) and Gwen Svekis and DJ Sanders (Oregon) progressed into super regionals. Jessie Scroggins and Baylor were eliminated by nationally needed Texas A&M. Here’s a look at each individual effort from the regional…

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