NPF News


Chicago Bandits Add Three To 2013 Roster


ROSEMONT, Ill. – Chicago Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore, announced today that the team has re-signed both Brittany Cervantes and Jenna Grim for the 2013 season.

In addition to the re-signings of Cervantes and Grim, infielder Amber Patton’s contract has been confirmed. This will be the second year of her two-year signed contract.
Patton had arguably one of her finest professional seasons in 2012 when she finished with a .343 batting average and recorded 16 RBIs and 23 runs scored.  Patton has proven that she is not only an offensive leader, but she is also defensive force for the Bandits as well. 

Patton tied for the league lead in 2012 with Sharonda McDonald to end the season with 13 stolen bases.  Her work on the bases helped her earn the Diamond Spikes Stolen Bases Award presented by Ringor. 

Defensively, she recorded 48 put outs, 67 assists and .991 fielding percentage  to earn Wilson Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors along with Akron’s Kelley Montalvo and she was also an All-NPF Selection.

“Being able to confirm Amber’s contract for the 2013 season was very important to us,” said Moore.  “We knew there were some obstacles there, but we appreciate Pete Parenti from Total Control Sports working with Amber to make this possible.

“She is a top-tier player in the league and is someone we weren’t ready to replace quite yet.”

After joining the Bandits by way of open tryouts in June of 2012 out of the University of Kentucky, Cervantes showed her versatility during her rookie season.  She was called upon to play multiple positions, in both the infield and outfield, and she finished her rookie season with a .160 batting average.  Cervantes connected for two home runs on the year and drove in seven.  Her most notable home run of the season, which was also her first, came on July 16th when she blasted a grand slam against the USSSA Pride.

“My rookie year was an unforgettable experience playing with the top players in the sport of softball,” said Cervantes. “I feel privileged that I am able to return for the 2013 season and am looking forward to another exciting season with the team and our amazing fans.”

“We’re excited about re-signing Jenna and Brittany,” stated Moore.  “Both of these players are going to be very important to the success of our team in 2013.  Jenna can very easily come in and assume some of the starts left by the retirement of Shannon (Doepking).  She’s hungry to contribute and she’s put in her time.  Brittany has the athletic ability to play all over the diamond, including some work behind the plate.  If Cerv comes in ready to produce and can start off hot, she provides another solid right handed bat.”

Grim, who attended the team tryout in 2011, will be entering her third season in a Bandits uniform. Grim signed with the Bandits in the middle of the 2011 season after an injury left them short at the catcher position, and she enjoyed a solid rookie season finishing with a .292 batting average including a .417 slugging percentage and three RBIs.

Excited to begin her third season with the Bandits, Grim is anxious to get back on the field.

“It’s an honor to be a part of one of the best organizations in professional sports and I cannot wait to help my team bring another championship to our fans and the Village of Rosemont.”

About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
February 2003
November 2002
July 2002
December 2001