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2018 NPF College Draft Presented by BLAST Returns to ACME

March 22, 2018 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 2018 NPF Draft Presented by BLAST will take place on Monday, April 23rd, at 7:00 pm CT and will be available to fans worldwide via live streaming on NPFTV, the exclusive digital platform of the NPF. The 2018 Draft will return for its second year to Acme Feed & Seed, a multi-tiered, 22,000 square foot entertainment venue located in the heart of Nashville's downtown Broadway district. All five NPF teams will participate in the four round, 23 selection, Draft. The Chicago Bandits are slated to make ... Full Story

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Tamieka Whitefield Ready for the Challenge of National Pro Fastpitch

March 22, 2018 - Collingwood, Victoria, Australia - At some time in the future, Tamieka Whitefield will probably be up the front of a classroom in her career as a teacher.But that time may be a long way off. Before then, Whitefield has some softball to play. At the moment she is listening to lectures, rather than giving them, one of thousands of students in the early stages of a university course. But unlike most, Whitefield will soon be putting her teaching course at Brisbane's Griffith University on hold while she ventures to the USA wi... Full Story

Olympics Can Wait - Justine's Focus Is on 2018

March 16, 2018 - Collingwood, Victoria, Australia - As the youngest member of the 2008 Aussie Spirit Olympic team, Justine Smethurst seemed to have a long Olympic career ahead of her. That all looked to have ended when softball was dumped from the Olympic program after Beijing. But now it's back - and so is Smethurst. Smethurst and Stacey Porter are the only two current Spirit players who have experienced the thrill of not only playing in the Olympics, but also winning a medal. When the Spirit last played in the Olympic Games, their... Full Story

Bandits Sign Fico to Bolster Pitching Staff

March 15, 2018 - ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Chicago Bandits have come to terms with right-handed pitcher Rachele Fico on a one-year contract, team officials announced Thursday. Fico, entering her sixth season at the professional level, spent her first five years with the Akron Racers. The LSU product has logged 316.2 career innings in the circle, amassing 26 wins and six saves. "Rachele is a talented pitcher with a history of success in the NPF," Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn said. "We're looking forward to her continued success in Ch... Full Story

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