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Racers Obtain First Round Pick From Pride

Akron, OH - March 19, 2014 - Akron Racers GM, Joey Arrietta, announced today that the Racers have completed a trade with the Pride for the third overall selection in the 2014 NPF Draft for the Racers first selection in the 2015 Draft.

“This was a significant move for our team,” noted Arrietta. “We are in a position to add an impact player to our roster. I’m excited about reloading the 2014 roster around a solid group of veteran players.”

The 2014 College Draft will take place on March 31 in Nashville. For the second year in a row, the NPF College Draft will be held at the Ford Theatre located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The NPF College Draft by BOWNET will feature 5 rounds of 4 selections for a total of 20 overall draftees in the 2014 rookie class. Drafting an athlete gives an NPF affiliate team the rights to that athlete for two full seasons.

For more information about the Akron Racers visit us on the web at www.akronracers.org or call the front 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 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 13th season of play in 2014.

 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