AKRON, Ohio (May 29, 2012) – The Akron Racers professional softball team will get ready for their upcoming season with an opening exhibition game on Monday, June 4 against the Northeast Ohio All-Stars which is slated for 7:05 p.m. EST at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio.
Gates will open one hour prior to first pitch (6:05 p.m. EST).
With veteran Racers’ outfielder Nicole Trimboli leading the team, and the return of the three starting outfielders in Taylor Schlopy, Sharonda McDonald, and Lisa Modglin, the Racers look to build on a 2011 season that saw the team finish second in the National Pro Fastpitch regular season standings.
The Northeast Ohio All-Star team will be made up of NCAA softball players from colleges and universities across Ohio.
These players will include some of the following:
- Alex Helfrich, University of Akron, RF
- Emlyn Knerem, Ashland University, Pitcher
- Haley Thomas, Youngstown State, OF
- Jordan Ingalls, Youngstown State,OF
- Lauren Nacke, University Of Dayton, DH/1B/OF
- Kristen Philen, Youngstown State, 2B/SS
This game will serve as a pre-season tune-up for the Racers who open the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch season at Firestone Stadium against the new look Carolina Diamonds, June 7 through June 10.
For more information on the 2012 Akron Racers season, including tickets and upcoming promotions please visit the new look www.akronracers.org.
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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