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Pauly blasts off, Diamonds take down Racers 5-2

Hillary Bach saddled with the loss after giving up five runs.
Site: Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, Kannapolis, NC
Score: Racers 2, Diamonds 5
Records: Racers (5-9), Diamonds (4-10)
Winning Pitcher: Angel Bunner (1-3)
Losing Pitcher: Hillary Bach (1-3)
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Pauly blasts off, Diamonds take down Racers 5-2

Kannapolis, N.C. - June 30, 2012 - With Lisa Modglin on base after reaching on an error and one out on the board, Racers second baseman Nicole Pauly blasted her second home run in as many days, giving the Racers an early 2-0 lead to open the first inning against the Carolina Diamonds.

The resilient Diamonds battled back, adding runs in the next four innings to take a 5-2 lead they would not let go of, sealing a victory against the Racers for the second night in a row. 

Amanda Locke led the way for Carolina with a 2-for-2 performance at the plate, scoring one run and blasting a two-RBI home run in the game.

Rookie Hillary Bach (1-3, 4.14 ERA) took the circle for the Racers as the starters, throwing 3.0 innings while giving up eight hits and five runs. Fellow rookie Jen Mineau took over pitching duties to start the fourth inning, throwing three solid innings of work while walking three batters, allowing one hit and striking out one. Bach was saddled with the loss in today’s contest.

Angel Bunner pitched all seven innings for the Diamonds, allowing just five hits, two runs and three strikeouts in the game.

For more information about the Akron Racers visit or call 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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