Chicago Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore, announced today the
re-signing of outfielder Brenna Moss for the 2016 season. Moss is the
first player to officially join the Bandits 2016 roster.
Drafted by the Bandits as the 13th overall selection out of Fresno State
in the 2015 NPF College Draft, Moss immediately made an impact in the
lineup starting a total of 40 games which led all rookies on the team.
"The Bandits are excited about re-signing Brenna for the 2016 season,"
said Moore. "She is a player that came in last season, bought in to our
system and made an immediate impact for us.
"Brenna is a special player. She runs like a centerfielder, can cover a
lot of ground in the outfield and she has a right fielder's arm. She
made some outstanding plays last season and was a key piece to our
championship puzzle. We're very confident that Brenna's second season
will only be better, especially at the plate."
In her first professional season, Moss batted .177 with 10 runs scored
and 10 RBIs, including her first professional home run which was
recorded on July 23 against the Dallas Charge. She was also tied for
first overall on the team in triples with two during the regular season.
Moss, 22, was also a reliable presence in left field for the Bandits,
taking over for Emily Allard who moved over to center field this season.
Moss recorded a perfect fielding percentage on the season with 59 total
putouts and several outstanding plays in the outfield.
"It is such an honor to be signing with the Bandits again for the
upcoming season," said Moss. "I could not ask to be a part of a better
team and I can't wait to get back out on the field to fight for another
"Also, I'd like to welcome the Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs to the NPF. I'm
excited to take on the new competition and see what each team will be
bringing to the table."
A four-year starter at Fresno State, Moss helped lead the Bulldogs to
their first ever Mountain West Conference (MWC) Championship in 2015,
while earning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year honors during
the 2014 season. As a senior, she led the MWC with a .439 batting
average and 83 hits and she set a Fresno State stolen base record with
104 during her collegiate career.
Season tickets for the 2016 season are on sale now. Don't miss any of
the action as the 2015 Cowles Cup Champions look to defend their title.
For more information about becoming a Chicago Bandits season ticket
holder visit us on the web at 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, Monica Abbott and Tammy Williams. The
three-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 2016 season will be the Bandits 12th
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.
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