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  • Nation’s top softball talent headed to Rosemont for NPF championship series Aug 20, 2012 7:18 PM
    The Ballpark in Rosemont, home of the Chicago Bandits, will play host to the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch Championship this weekend. The stadium, constructed in 2011, is the only venue in the country built exclusively for professional softball.

  • Bandits win playoff tuneup Aug 18, 2012 11:42 PM
    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 11:54 PM
    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 11:45 PM
    After topping Akron on Friday night, the teams met again Saturday night at the Ballpark at Rosemont. This time the Racers prevailed 3-2. The Bandits took a 2-0 lead in the first as Amber Patton opened the inning with a single up the middle and scored one pitch later as Alisa Goler hit a double down the left-field line. Adrienne Monka continued the rally with a blooper to left field. In the circle for the Bandits was Michelle Moses, who earned her second NPF start of the season. Hillary Bach (3-3) picked up the win for the Racers pitching all 7 innings. Moses started strong, keeping the Racers off base through the first two innings. However, Akron tied the game in the top of the third on 3 consecutive singles to make it 2-2. Later in the inning, Nicole Trimboli’s single brought Megan Bush home from second with the final run of the game.

  • Walks allow Racers to run past Bandits Jun 20, 2012 4:36 PM
    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 9:32 PM
    The Chicago Bandits captured their third victory in four games, defeating the USSSA Pride 5-2 in Rosemont on Sunday.

  • Bandits honor softball legend Finch Jun 10, 2012 12:36 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.

  • Bandits to begin title defense Thursday night Jun 6, 2012 6:32 PM
    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.

  • Sports and spectacle a hit with fans of suburban teams May 25, 2012 6:00 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.

  • Bandits add postgame fireworks to June 9 game May 25, 2012 4:37 PM
    The Chicago Bandits will feature a postgame fireworks show following the June 9 home game against the USSSA Pride.

  • Bandits to host open tryouts for players Apr 25, 2012 5:13 PM
    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.

  • Bandits re-sign NPF ace Monica Abbott Mar 26, 2012 4:37 PM
    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 6:40 PM
    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 6:55 PM
    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.

  • Counting down the top womens’ events of 2011 Dec 30, 2011 6:57 PM
    Women's Watch: Top women's sports stories of 2011

  • Chicago Bandits win softball championship Aug 21, 2011 7:05 PM
    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.

  • Monica Abbott, Bandits cruise to playoff victory Aug 18, 2011 10:40 PM
    SULPHUR, La. — Monica Abbott, the 2011 NPF co-pitcher of the year, strutted her stuff Thursday night, leading the Chicago Bandits to an 8-1 victory over the Akron Racers in the first game of the best-of-three playoffs. Game 2 is today at 8:30 p.m. The Bandits spotted the Racers a 1-0 lead but battled back to take a 2-1 lead in the third. Tammy Williams put the icing on the victory with a 3-run homer in the top of the seventh that made the score 8-1. Abbott, who went the distance and struck out eight in 7 innings, found her rhythm after being called for a few illegal pitches. “Once (the plate umpire) told me what I was doing wrong I made the adjustments I needed to make,” said Abbott, who scattered 3 hits. “My confidence coming in was good. The last time I faced them I threw a perfect game, so I felt that we had the momentum.” “We hit the ball really well tonight,” said Bandits manager Darrick Brown. “Any time you hit the ball like we did you put yourself in a position to win the ballgame.”

  • Goler, Abbott claim NPF honors for Bandits Aug 18, 2011 6:11 PM
    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.

  • Softball star un-retires in time to help Bandits Aug 12, 2011 6:21 PM
    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.

  • Bandits rookie Goler leads NPF in homers Aug 12, 2011 11:07 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.

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