Draftee Update 5/7/13
Written by Alexa Bunce
Akron Racers Draft Pick #1, Rachele Fico, #37, Pitcher, LSU
Rachele Fico and the LSU Tigers fell to Georgia this past weekend losing the first game on Friday with a score of 7-10 and Fico taking the loss bringing her to a 24-10 record. Game 2 was rained out on Saturday, and Sunday’s game ended with a 5-10 final score and LSU’s record going to 40-13-0. Fico and her teammates will face the Georgia Bulldogs again on Thursday, May 9 for the SEC Tournament.
Akron Racers Draft Pick #8, Ivy Renfroe #20, Pitcher, University of Tennessee
Ivy Renfroe and the Lady Vols picked up a win and 2 losses this weekend with their series against Missouri. A double header was played on Saturday with Tennessee taking a 0-2 loss in the first game but then came back hard winning the second game 10-1. Renfroe took the win in Saturday’s second game, bringing her record to 17-3. Rounding out the series, the Lady Vols dropped the third game with an 8-12 loss on Sunday. Tennessee will begin the SEC Tournament on May 9th against Kentucky or South Carolina.
Akron Racers Draft Pick #9, Brianna Turang, #2, Outfielder, University of Oklahoma
Brianna Turang and the Sooners had 3 scheduled games this past weekend against Kansas with one being cancelled due to weather. The Sooners took the first game on Sunday against the Jayhawks with a 4-2 win. Turang had 2 a-bats offering a run and hit to contribute to the victory. Game 2 on Sunday went to Kansas with a 0-2 loss for Turang and her teammates. May 10th starts their next series against Oklahoma State.
Akron Racers Draft Pick #12, Brianna Cherry, #23, Outfielder, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Brianna Cherry and the Ragin Cajuns swept another series this past weekend against the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks. Saturday’s double header ended with two victories added to Louisiana Lafayette’s record with final scores of 8-2 and 12-3. Cherry had a run, hit, and RBI in the first game and 2 runs, a hit, and 2 RBI’s in the second. The winning continued on Sunday with the Ragin Cajuns shutting down the Warhawks in a 6-0 triumph. Cherry contributed to the win with an RBI, 2 runs, and 2 hits with one being a homerun.
Akron Racers Draft Pick #16, Tess Sito, #33, Second Base/Pitcher, University of Georgia
Tess Sito and the Georgia Bulldogs swept LSU this past weekend with 10-7 and 10-5 victories and one game being cancelled. The Bulldogs improve their record to 37-18 overall and 14-9 in their conference. Georgia faces LSU again on May 9th in the SEC Tournament.
Akron Racers Draft Pick #17, Brigette Del Ponte, #4, Third Base/Shortstop, University of Arizona
Brigette Del Ponte and the Arizona Wildcats won two out of their three games this past weekend against Arizona State. On Friday the Wildcats picked up a 10-9 win over the Sun Devils and another win on Saturday with a final score of 6-4. A loss for the Wildcats came on Sunday, 6-7 final, but not without a battle. Del Ponte went 3 for 4 with a run, 3 hits, and 4 RBI’s including a homerun and a double. The Wildcats face Stanford on May 9th in their next series.