A statistical look at the 2016 Akron Racers draftees through their senior seasons. Focusing on the week of April 22-April 24.
Jailyn Ford, P, James Madison
Last Game: Played First Base, 3-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 1 BB in 11-2 win over Delaware on 4/24.
This Weekend: Pitching: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
Hitting: 3 games, 6-7, 6 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B, 2 HR
This Season: Pitching: 14-1, 111.2 IP, 61 H, 29 BB, 128 K, 1.00 ERA
Hitting: .340 batting average, 34 R, 27 RBI, 8 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR
Recap: James Madison swept a three-game series with Delaware over the weekend. Ford, a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, was on fire offensively, batting .857 on the weekend, scoring a pair of runs and driving in an RBI in each of the three games. Half of Ford’s six hits went for extra bases, including two home runs.
Sami Fagan, SS, Missouri
Last Game: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB in 2-1 win over Texas A&M on 4/24
This Weekend: 2 games, 5-7, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR
This Season: .429 batting average, 47 R, 43 RBI, 8 2B, 0 3B, 10 HR
Recap: Missouri won both games against #16 Texas A&M over the weekend with Fagan featured prominently in each win. The Tigers eventually won the game 8-7 in eight innings. On Sunday, Fagan had an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning to put Missouri ahead 1-0 in a 2-1 victory. The Tigers and Aggies will play again Monday night.
Alex Hugo, 2B, Georgia
Last Game: 0-0, 3 BB in 2-1 loss to Auburn on 4/24
This Weekend: 3 games, 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 5 BB
This Season: .315 batting average, 48 R, 43 RBI, 18 2B, 0 3B, 8 HR
Recap: Georgia was swept by Auburn in a three-game series, as the Tigers effectively pitched around Hugo, walking her five times. Hugo did pick up a double, scored a run and plated an RBI in four official at-bats.
Geri Ann Glasco, UT, Oregon
Last Game: Hitting: 2-4, 1 R
Pitching: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K in 7-4 win over Arizona State on 4/24
This Weekend: Hitting: 3 games, 4-10, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 HR
Pitching: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K
This Season: Hitting: .371 batting average, 16 R, 29 RBI, 10 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR
Pitching: 7-0, 54.2 IP, 45 H, 12 BB, 43 K, 2.30 ERA
Recap: Oregon swept a three-game series against Arizona State over the weekend. Glasco blasted a grand slam in the fifth inning on Saturday that put the Ducks ahead for good in a 5-4 win over the Sun Devils.
Sandra Simmons, 1B, LSU
Last Game: 0-2, 1 BB in 2-0 win over South Carolina on 4/24
This Weekend: 3 games, 3-7, 2 R
This Season: .343 batting average, 27 R, 22 RBI, 7 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR
Recap: LSU took all three games from South Carolina, including shutouts on Saturday and Sunday. Simmons picked up three hits and scored twice over the weekend.
Hannah Day, C, Troy
Last Game: 1-3, 1 R in 4-1 win over Georgia Southern on 4/24
This Weekend: 3 games, 3-10, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B
This Season: .340 batting average, 39 R, 59 RBI, 9 2B, 1 3B, 15 HR
Recap: Troy bounced back after dropping the first game of a double header on Saturday to take the final two contests of the weekend from Georgia Southern a win the series. Day scored at least one run in each of the wins.
Emily Messer, UT, South Alabama
Last Game: 0-3 in 1-0 loss to Texas State on 4/24
This Weekend: 0-8, 1 BB
This Season: .434 batting average, 39 R, 17 RBI, 8 2B, 5 3B, 0 HR
Recap: South Alabama was held to one run over the weekend, losing three straight games to Texas State. Messer drew a walk in the second game of a double header on Saturday.
Hannah Perryman, P, Missouri-St. Louis
Last Game: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 R, 4 ER, 11 K in 8-4 win over Southern Indiana in first game of a double header on 4/24
This Weekend: 3-0, 21.0 IP, 11 H, 10 BB, 5 R, 5 ER, 35 K
This Season: 41-3, 301.2 IP, 141 H, 52 BB, 46 R, 43 ER, 501 K
Recap: Missouri-St. Louis swept consecutive double headers against Bellarmine and Southern Indiana. Perryman threw three complete game victories on the weekend with 35 strikeouts. The NFCA/Schutt Sports Division II Player of the Year finalist broke the 40-win, 300-inning and 500-strikeout barriers this weekend.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, celebrating their 15th Season of Play in 2016. 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.
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 Pro 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.