2012 SKIPPER, ERIC IVERSON REJOINS THE RACERS FOR THE 2013 CAMPAIGN
Akron, OH--President/GM, Joey Arrietta announced today the rehiring of last season’s, Head Field Manager, Eric Iverson, to lead the Racers in 2013. “I am very pleased to be rejoining the Akron Racers for the 2013 season,” remarked Iverson. “I am excited to pursue the NPF Championship with a group of players with such high character and passion for the game. From the front office to the locker room, the Racers have developed a family atmosphere that I felt I wanted to be a part of again.”
The Racers finished with a 14-30 injury riddled record one year ago. “I am confident that Coach Iverson, given a healthy pitching staff, can lead the 2013 team to a very successful summer,” commented Arrietta. “He and I connected on all levels. Our continued partnership in leading our team on and off the field will deliver big dividends to the Akron fans.”
Akron has recently resigned a critical corps of players including 2012 NPF Offensive Player of the Year, Sam Marder and 2012 NPF Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Kelley Montalvo. Taylor Schlopy (OF), Brianna Hesson (1B/OF) Aja Paculba, (2B/SS), Kaylyn Castillo (C), Hillary Bach (P), Jen Mineau (P), Erin Arevalo (P) and Jessica Garcia (C) will suit up for the 2013 campaign. Veteran performer Lisa Norris (P) and All-NPF selection, Nicole Pauly were given the franchise tag maintaining their rights through April 30th.
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 12th season of play in 2013. 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