AKRON, OH – The doubleheader featuring the Scrap Yard Dawgs against the Beijing Shougang Eagles and the Akron Racers hosting the Dawgs on Monday, July 10, has been postponed due to heavy rain and storms.
Tonight’s scheduled game between the Racers and Dawgs will be made up as the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, August 9 with first pitch scheduled for 4:35 p.m. The originally scheduled game will follow at approximately 7:05 p.m.
The game featuring the Dawgs and Eagles will be made up at another date that has yet to be determined.
All three teams are set to be in action tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 11) for a doubleheader featuring Akron against Beijing at 5:05 p.m., and then the Racers against the Dawgs following at approximately 7:35 p.m. Set to be celebrated is Wheelie, the Racers mascot, 16th Birthday and Mascot Mania Day with Wheelie’s mascot friends set to attend.
Tickets for Monday’s postponed games can be exchanged for a future Racer game this season at the Akron Racer ticket office. For ticket information or to purchase tickets call the Racer ticket office at 330-376-8188.
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 will celebrate their 16th season of play in 2017. 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 (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.