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Bandits Reach One-Year Extension with Gano

September 14, 2018 - ROSEMONT - The Chicago Bandits have signed infielder/catcher Courtney Gano to an extension through the 2019 season, team officials announced Friday afternoon. As a rookie in 2018, Gano amassed a .384 batting average during the regular season and slugged five home runs with 26 RBI. The West Covina, California, product appeared in 31 games, logging tie at catcher, first base, shortstop and third base. "We made it a priority to re-sign Courtney," Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn said. "She proved to be a valuable cont... Full Story

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Wagner Returns to Michigan as Graduate Manager

September 5, 2018 - ROSEMONT - Chicago Bandits standout southpaw Haylie Wagner has been named a graduate manager at the University of Michigan, Wolverines head coach Carol Hutchins announced Tuesday afternoon. Wagner, owner of a team-high 17 victories in the circle over the past two years, will return to Ann Arbor, Michigan, after the former All-American completed her fourth season at the professional level. Wagner earned a pair of All-America honors with the Wolverines in 2014-15 and captured the Big Ten Conference's Pitcher of the Year awa... Full Story

Bandits Name Lappin Head Coach as Nuveman Deniz Transitions Roles

August 27, 2018 - ROSEMONT - The Chicago Bandits have named Lauren Lappin as the seventh head coach in franchise history, team officials announced Monday morning. Lappin, a former U.S. Olympian who served as an assistant coach for the Bandits during the 2018 season, will assume head coaching responsibilities from Stacey Nuveman Deniz. "I am extremely honored and excited to remain a Bandit and help continue the rich tradition of this organization," Lappin said. "Stacey (Nuveman Deniz) led this group of women to incredible success through... Full Story

Racers2Return "Dinner on the Diamond" a Huge Success

August 21, 2018 - Akron, OH - The 17-year veteran General Manager of the Akron Racers, Joey Arrietta, announced today the preliminary numbers for the highly successful fund-raising campaign to bring professional fastpitch back to Akron. "I was overwhelmed by the out pouring of support from 254 guests and volunteers for our first-ever "Dinner on the Diamond," reported Arrietta. "The night was filled with energized fans who were extremely generous and supportive of the goals of the R2R Campaign." Preliminary figures estimate a $21,000 sho... Full Story

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