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  • Bandits win playoff tuneup Aug 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bandits entered Saturday's regular-season finale looking to even up their two-game series against the Carolina Diamonds. The same teams face off against each other starting Thursday in the first round of the NPF Championship Series. The playoff prelude went in favor of the Bandits, who claimed a 5-1 victory in The Ballpark at Rosemont.

     
  • Abbott’s no-hitter helps Bandits snap skid Jul 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Monica Abbott fired a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Chicago Bandits snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Carolina Diamonds at the Ballpark at Rosemont on Thursday.

     
  • Bandits fall 3-2 to Racers Jul 7, 2012 12:00 AM

     
  •  Akron's Lisa Modglin had a key hit, a bases-clearing double, to help the Racers defeat the Chicago Bandits 11-1 Wednesday in Rosemont. The two teams will meet up again Saturday in Akron.

    Walks allow Racers to run past Bandits Jun 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Too many walks by Chicago Bandits pitchers led to too many chances by the Akron Racers, who ran away with an 11-1 victory Wednesday afternoon at The Ballpark at Rosemont.

     
  • Denny-White pitches Bandits to victory Jun 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bandits captured their third victory in four games, defeating the USSSA Pride 5-2 in Rosemont on Sunday.

     
  • Jennie Finch

    Bandits honor softball legend FinchJun 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    When Jennie Finch stepped into the pitching circle at The Ballpark At Rosemont on Saturday night, she threw one pitch high and inside, then stepped back off. Finch, who has been the face of American softball since the 2004 Olympics, was making her first stop at the new facility — as the Chicago Bandits retired her number in a pregame ceremony.

     
  •  Chicago Bandits pitcher Monica Abbott will be back again to lead the NPF team for the 2012 season.

    Bandits to begin title defense Thursday night Jun 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bandits will begin their title defense Thursday night as they open the National Pro Fastpitch Season against the USSSA Pride in Rosemont. Bandits associate head coach says this year's team will look to win games with more of a small ball approach.

     
  • Bandits add postgame fireworks to June 9 game May 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bandits will feature a postgame fireworks show following the June 9 home game against the USSSA Pride.

     
  • Player Xavier Brown interacts with fans at a Chicago Rush game in Rosemont.

    Sports and spectacle a hit with fans of suburban teams May 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    If you want to catch a game or two this summer, you don't have to drive to Chicago and shell out for Cubs or White Sox tickets. There are plenty of sports teams in the suburbs spending the season playing not just baseball but softball, football and basketball. Even if you're not a big sports fan, low ticket prices, accessible players and plenty of promotions make these teams worth checking out.

     
  •  The Chicago Bandits will host open tryouts June 2 at The Ballpark at Rosemont. Last year four players were selected by the Bandits through open tryouts.

    Bandits to host open tryouts for players Apr 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bandits will host open tryouts on June 2 in Rosemont for their National Pro Fastpitch season. Tryouts are open to women ages 21 and older and a $40 payment must be sent to the Bandits by May 31.

     
  •  After tossing a perfect game and leading the Chicago Bandits to a playoff championship, NPF ace Monica Abbott has decided to return to Chicago for her second season with the Bandits.

    Bandits re-sign NPF ace Monica Abbott Mar 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bandits have re-signed their playoff MVP, left-handed pitcher Monica Abbott, for the 2012 season. "We knew signing Monica again for the 2012 season was a huge priority and were happy that weve made that happen, general manager Aaron M. Moore said Monday. She was the leader of the pitching staff last season and she took her game to a different level during the postseason.

     
  • Bandits bring back NPF veteran Galindo Mar 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Veteran utility player Vicky Galindo is returning to the Chicago Bandits for the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch season. Vicky is a key member of the Bandits, said general manager Aaron M. Moore. Vicky also brings a veteran presence and leadership quality that will be very important on this years team.

     
  • Bandits draft Washington’s Pohlman with No. 2 pick Mar 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    With the second overall pick in the 2012 NPF College Draft, the Chicago Bandits selected University of Washington outfielder Kimi Pohlman, who HIT .432 last season. Kimi is a proven winner and a very consistent player, said Bandits general manager Aaron M. Moore.

     
  •  DePaul coach Doug Bruno applauds during the second half against Penn State in a second-round NCAA women’s college basketball tournament game Monday, March 21, 2011, in State College, Pa. DePaul won 75-73 to advance to the next round.

    Counting down the top womens’ events of 2011 Dec 30, 2011 12:00 AM
    Women's Watch: Top women's sports stories of 2011

     
  • PHOTO BY DINA KWIT The Chicago Bandits celebrate winning the 2011 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series on Sunday.

    Chicago Bandits win softball championship Aug 21, 2011 12:00 AM
    Rookie leadoff hitter Megan Wiggins blasted a triple in the bottom of the first inning and scored on an error, and the Bandits never looked back en route to a 10-3 victory over the USSSA Florida Pride to sweep their best-of-three series and capture the National ProFastpitch Championship.

     
  •  Alisa Goler of the Bandits earned Rookie of the Year honors in the NPF.

    Goler, Abbott claim NPF honors for Bandits Aug 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    Bandits rookie third baseman Alisa Goler won NPF Rookie of the Year honors, making it the fourth consecutive season that a Bandits rookie has earned the award.

     
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  •  Chicago rookie Alisa Goler blasts her 11th home run of the National Pro Fastpitch season on Thursday against the USSSA Pride. The walk-off homer gave the Bandits a 6-5 win.

    Bandits rookie Goler leads NPF in homers Aug 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    Chicago Bandits rookie Alisa Goler has become a dominant force in the NPF league, leading the league in home runs and ranking fourth overall in hits and batting average. She needs two more homers to tie the season record.

     
  • Former NPF star Stacy May-Johnson returned to the Chicago Bandits lineup on Thursday and belted a two-run homer against the league-leading USSSA Pride. The Bandits won the game 6-5.

    Softball star un-retires in time to help Bandits Aug 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    Former NPF Most Valuable Player Stacy May-Johnson came out of retirement this week to help the Bandits make a run in the upcoming playoffs, and she hit a home run in her first game back.

     
  • A day after recording a perfect game against Akron, Chicago Bandits players visited Wrigley Field on Friday to cheer for star pitcher Monica Abbott, who threw out the first pitch before the Cubs-Reds game. From left to right are: No. 11 Shannon Doepking, catcher; No. 2 Tammy Williams, infielder; No. 44 Nikki Nemitz, pitcher; and No. 9 Caitlin Lever, outfielder. The Bandit will play the Akron Racers in the second game of a four-game series tonight at Rosemont Stadium.

    Bandits celebrate perfect game by Monica Abbott Aug 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    After flirting with a perfect game all season for the Chicago Bandits, lefty pitcher Monica Abbott got it done Thursday night. Abbott threw the first perfect game ever in Rosemont Stadium as the Bandits defeated the Akron Racers 5-0 in National FastPitch softball action.

     
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