Tammy Williams Returns for 2013 Season

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2:02pm EST

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ROSEMONT, Illinois – Dec. 20, 2012 – Chicago Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore, has announced the re-signing of shortstop Tammy Williams for the 2013 season.

Williams appeared in all but one game throughout the 2012 season, finishing ninth overall in the league with 24 runs scored and seventh with 17 walks. She recorded 31 hits and a .250 batting average with an on-base percentage of .345. She also collected 15 RBIs.

“Every solid roster is built up the middle first and Tammy was a major priority to get re-signed,” said Moore.  “The team is fortunate to have four solid players, including Tammy, locked up for the 2013 season.  She is a solid shortstop and has been extremely productive in different spots in the batting order.

“She’ll be expected to continue her solid play as we work towards the 2013 NPF Championship.”

In her three seasons in Orange and Black, Williams is a career .289 hitter with 11 home runs and 43 runs batted in.

“I’m looking forward to being back in a Bandits uniform for the 2013 season,” stated Williams.  “After the way last season ended, we are looking forward to getting back out on the field and basically finishing what we set out to do in 2012.

“The roster we’ll have this season will be strong from top to bottom.  It’ll be nice to be back on the field in Rosemont.  We have such a loyal fan base, and it’s a great honor to be able to play in front of them.”

A 10th overall draft pick in 2009 out of Northwestern University, Williams made a name for herself earning both Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards during the 2009 season.

Williams spent time with Team USA and Team Denso in the Japanese league during the 2010 season, but has played solely for the Bandits during the past two seasons.

For more information about the Chicago Bandits, or to inquire about becoming a season ticket holder for 2013, visit http://www.chicagobandits.com or call the front office at 877-722-6348.

About the Chicago Bandits
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in the Chicagoland area, 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 and Monica Abbott. The two-time NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional team.

About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. 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.

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