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RACERS ADD EXTRA PICK IN TRADE WITH BANDITS

 

RACERS ADD EXTRA PICK IN TRADE WITH BANDITS

DRAFT TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

AKRON, Ohio – March 6, 2012 – Akron Racers President/GM Joey Arrietta announced today that the Akron Racers and Chicago Bandits have agreed to a swap of draft picks. The Racers have traded their fourth round pick in 2013 for the Bandits fourth round pick in this year’s draft (No. 14 overall).


The trade leaves the Racers with six selections as they look to finalize their 2012 roster in the draft. Akron will select third in the first round of tomorrow’s draft.


The 2012 NPF Senior Draft will be shown live on March 7 beginning with the pre-draft show at 5:40 p.m. ET.  The draft will take place at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis and the USSSA Florida Pride hold the first pick.  To watch the draft live, visit www.profastpitch.com.


The Akron Racers open the 2012 season on Thursday, June 7, with a regular season opener against the newly formed Carolina Diamonds. Season tickets for the 2012 season are on sale now and can be ordered by calling 330-376-8188.


About the Akron Racers:
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 11th season of play in 2012.

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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