Last Monday, my coverage of the 2019 Chicago Bandits officially kicked off with the National Pro Fastpitch Draft. The Bandits hosted the event at King's Dining and Entertainment in Rosemont. Kings was packed with Bandits fans as we watched the draft unfold on big screens.
Current players Courtney Gano and Abby Ramirez were joined by Bandits legend Amber Patton and several members of the front office and everyone's favorite mascot Swiper. The Bandits contingent mingled and chatted with fans all night.
The 2019 Bandits draft class was:
1st Round #1-Kelly Barnhill-University of Florida-pitcher
1st Round #4-Alyssa DiCarlo-University of Georgia-shortstop
2nd Round #9-Caleigh Clifton-University of Oklahoma-infield
3rd Round #14-Abbey Cheek-University of Kentucky-infield
4th Round #19-Katie Reed-University of Kentucky-shortstop
5th Round #24-Savannah Heebner-University of Houston-pitcher/utility
This group of collegiate stars will only make the Bandits younger and stronger.
I also covered the night for Patch.com at Chicago Bandits 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Draft. My coverage will appear there, online at Global Traveler and also right here all season. Check any and all of those places all season.
Also go to ChicagoBandits.com for more news, scheduling and other info.
Swiper and me in Rosemont, IL-April 2019.