The Chicago Bandits announced today they have traded catcher Kaylyn Castillo to the Dallas Charge in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in the 2016 NPF College Draft.
Originally acquired in a trade with the Akron Racers prior to the 2014 NPF season, Castillo batted .169 last season with a .229 on-base percentage. Behind the plate, she finished with 105 putouts, second best among Bandits catchers in 2014.
Fans will have their first chance to see Castillo back in Rosemont when the Charge make their inaugural appearance at The Ballpark at Rosemont for a three game series beginning Sunday, June 21.
The Bandits home opener is set for Thursday, June 4 when the Bandits host the Akron Racers at The Ballpark at Rosemont. Single-game tickets for all 2015 home games, including the home opener, will go on sale Monday, February 16 at 10 a.m. CT.
For more information about the Chicago Bandits, visit www.chicagobandits.com or call the front office at 877-722-6348.
About Chicago Bandits
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in Rosemont, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May-Johnson and Monica Abbott. The two-time NPF Champions, who are owned by Bill Sokolis, play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional team. The 2015 season will be the Bandits 11th season in the NPF.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) 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 and has been since 2002.
photos Janos Schmidt