Written By Lauren Vandenbroek
AKRON, OH – August 8, 2012 – Firestone Stadium is set to host the 2012 All-American Games, August 9-11.
Over 50 of the top unsigned recruits in the nation will participate in showcase games and workouts that will be coached and conducted by the NPF Akron Racers.
Players will be split into three different teams and coached by a professional softball player.
Racers’ pitcher, Hillary Bach, will be coaching the Green team. Taylor Schlopy, left fielder, will be coaching the Yellow team. Right fielder, Sharonda McDonald, will be coaching the Blue team.
On Thursday, August 9, all three teams will participate in thirty minute sessions with the Racers. There will be a workout session, bullpen, infield, outfield and catchers sessions, followed by a question and answer session with the NPF team.
On Saturday, there will be the All-American Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m., just before the Racers take on the Chicago Bandits for their third game of the weekend series.
Games will be streamed online August 10 and 11 from Akron, Ohio. The streams will be available at foundation.akronracers.org/allamerican/.
For more information about the All-American Games visit www.fastpitchscoutingreport.com or call 330-376-8188.
10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Workout session with the Racers
Bullpen, Infield, Outfield and Catchers
Question and Answer session
9:00 a.m. Game 1 Green vs. Blue
11:20 a.m. Game 2 Yellow vs. Blue
1:40 p.m. Game 3 Yellow vs. Green
9:00 a.m. Game 4 Blue vs. Yellow
11:20 a.m. Game 5 Green vs. Yellow
1:40 p.m. Game 6 Blue vs. Green
6:00 p.m. Award Ceremony
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. www.akronracers.org
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. www.profastpitch.com