OWEN EARNS SPOT ON RACERS 2015 ROSTER
The Mississippi State Standout returns to the circle for the Racers
Akron, OH- After signing as a free agent in 2014, Akron Racers GM, Joey Arrietta, announced today that former Mississippi State standout Allison Owens will return to the Racers in 2015.
As a free agent last summer, Alison joined our team and earned the spot on the 2015 roster,” declared Arrietta. “She worked hard to help our team and I expect her to do the same this summer.”
“I am excited about getting back to the Akron environment,” Owen said. “The Racers are a family and we fight for each other. Going to battle with those girls was an amazing feeling.”
Appearing in 16 games for the Racers in 2014, Owen made her debut in a stellar 8-inning outing against Monica Abbott and the Chicago Bandits, leading the Racers to a 4-3 victory. She posted a 4-2 record through 60.1 innings with a 3.48 ERA.
“With the caliber of players in the league, you cannot let up at any time,” Owen replied. “I am looking forward to another successful, hardworking year.”
“We have a special group on the field. Our bond grew as the year went on and it's only going to continue to grow,” Owen explained. “I had the time of my life playing the sport I love with hard working individuals who are looking to do the same.”
For more information about the Akron Racers visit www.akronracers.org or call
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 14th season of play in 2015.
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch 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 o Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fast pitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com