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CONROE, TX – Despite their best efforts, the Akron Racers could not complete a third straight seventh inning comeback attempt and lost the series opener to the Scrap Yard Dawgs 3-1 on Saturday night.  Akron got the tying run on base in the top of the seventh inning, before Dawgs ace Monica Abbott finished her eighth complete game of the season.
The Racers found themselves down 3-0 through five innings, until leadoff hitter A.J. Andrews sparked the team in the top of the sixth inning.  Andrews crushed a home run over the right field wall to cut the deficit to 3-1.  Andrews led off three different innings, bunting for a single in the top of the first inning and drawing a walk in the fourth frame.
Akron continued to rally in the final inning, third baseman Kelley Montalvo laced a one-out single through the left side of the infield to start the inning.  One batter later, outfielder Megan Geer drew a two-out walk to extend the inning.  Abbott then struck out outfielder Kristen Wyckoff to end the game.
The Dawgs scored first, attacking in the bottom of the first inning.  After Racer starting pitcher Jailyn Ford hit second baseman Nerissa Myers with a pitch, first baseman Brittany Cervantes doubled home Myers with a shot in the left-center field gap to go ahead 1-0.
Akron nearly tied the game in the top of the fourth inning, after Andrews drew a walk, second baseman Ashley Thomas sacrificed her to second base and Andrews advanced to third base on a wild pitch with two outs.  After designated player Shellie Robinson walked to put runners on the corners, Abbott struck out first baseman Nicole Schroeder to end the inning.
The Dawgs then extended their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.  After Cervantes led off with a base hit and leftfielder Kayla Winkfield was hit by a pitch with two outs, the pair executed a double steal to advance to second and third base.  Britt Vonk followed and lined a two-run single up the middle and into centerfield to put the Dawgs ahead 3-0.
Abbott earned the win, allowing one run on four hits and three walks, while striking out 12 Racer batters.  Ford took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk in three and one-third innings.  Pitcher Emily Weiman replaced Ford and allowed one run in two and two-thirds innings pitched on two hits and one walk.  Weiman struck out four Dawgs hitters.
Akron will face the Dawgs Sunday in the team’s final road game of the 2017 regular season with first pitch scheduled at 2:05 p.m. ET, the game will be available for streaming on NPF TV.  Following Sunday’s game, the Racers will return to Firestone Stadium on Tuesday, July 25 for the start of a season-ending homestand against the first place USSSA Pride.  The game is set to begin at 7:05 p.m. ET.  For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Akron Racers 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.

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