Racers defeat Dutch National 6-4

AKRON, Ohio—Whatever the Akron Racers’ hitters did over their three days off worked, as they came out swinging Wednesday night to start their four game series against the Netherlands Olympic Team. The Racers put up their biggest scoring effort of the season with six runs as they defeated the Netherlands 6-4.
After going all series last week without a homerun, the Racers (3-6) came out ready tonight and hit three longballs.
Captain Kristen Butler, Hawaii product Kate Robinson and former Oklahoma Sooner Susan Ogden all hit solo shots during the game. The Racers faithful can only hope that this will mark a batting turnaround that is here to stay.
Butler got the scoring started in the first inning when she hit an RBI double and later crossed the plate herself on a double steal.
The Racers also struck in the fourth inning when center fielder Jherica Williams reached on an infield single, stole second and third, and scored on left fielder Kellie Middleton’s sac fly to centerfield.
Angela Tincher (2-1), fresh off her no hitter of the Washington Glory, was in form once again on the mound for the Racers as she pitched five innings and gave up just one run. As usual, there was little excitement for the opposition as Tincher struck out eight and allowed only four hits. Her performance Wednesday night brings her strikeout total to 25 on just three appearances.
The Netherlands were not able to get to Tincher until the fourth inning when Kim Kluijskens bunted her way on and later scored on pitcher Anouk Mels’ sacrifice fly.
The Netherlands team did make it interesting during the bottom of the seventh as they scored two runs to make those in attendance just nervous enough to inch towards the edge of their seats. Their threat was ended, however, when reliever Jamee Jaurez was able to get through the last two Netherlands hitters without any more damage being done.
Kent State product Jessica Toocheck provided fans with the defensive play of the night when the thirdbaseman successfully dove after a foul ball while running towards home in the top of the sixth inning.
The win raises to Racers’ record to 3-6 on the young season. They will face the Netherlands Olympic Team three more times before they play host to Canada’s Olympic Team next weekend.

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007