Akron, OH- Akron Racers GM Joey Arrietta announced today that the Racers have signed three of their 2015 draft picks. Griffin Joiner (Kentucky), Shellie Robinson (USC Upstate) and Megan Low (UTSA) have all signed their rookie contracts and will begin to practice with the team.
Griffin Joiner was selected in the 4th round of the 2015 NPF Draft with the 19th overall pick. Joiner started all 245 games she played at Kentucky and batted .303 with 42 doubles, 35 home runs and 143 RBI.
Shellie Robinson was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 NPF Draft with the 23rd overall pick. Robinson held a .404 hitting average, 62 runs batted in and 23 home runs at USC Upstate.
Megan Low was selected in the 6th round of the 2015 NPF Draft with the 30th overall pick. In her senior season at UTSA, Low batted .342, had 10 doubles, clubbed 16 home runs and drove in 40 runs. Low was also brilliant in the field, posting a .987 fielding percentage.
"Securing these three draft picks was the focus of my attention the past 10 days," noted Arrietta. "Griffin, Megan and Shellie represent the future of our program. They will see significant time in the lineup this season and I am confident they will be an integral part of the success of this year's team."
Tickets for the Racers Opening Weekend, June 11-14 are on sale now in person; at the Firestone Stadium Box Office, 1575 Firestone Parkway, Akron, OH; by phone at 330.376.8188 or; online at akronracers.org.
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About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, is 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 headquartered 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