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Racers Set To Kick-Off Homestand against Diamonds

CONTACT: Rita Chinyere
PHONE: 330-376-8188
Racers Set To Kick-Off Homestand against Diamonds
Five-Game Set For July 29-August 1

AKRON, Ohio (July 28, 2010) The Akron Racers will look to make a push in the National Pro Fastpitch standings with the second-to-last homestand of the season, starting tomorrow (Thursday, July 29 at 7:05 p.m.) when the Tennessee Diamonds come to town for a five-game.

In addition to Thursdays meeting, the squads will face off on Friday at 7:05 pm before a 7:35 p.m. contest Saturday. The five-game slate ends with Sundays doubleheader scheduled to start at 2:05 p.m.

The Racers enter the series with a 17-14 record overall and are currently third in the National Pro Fastpitch standings. The Racers took two out of three games against the first place Chicago Bandits. On the verge of being swept, the Bandits strung together a six-run sixth inning to avoid the brooms and take the series finale, 8-6.

Lead off hitter Lisa Modglin (.260, 26 hits, 14 RBI) is swinging a hot stick and currently leads the team with 26 hits while Crystl Bustos (.333, 20 hits, nine RBI) leads the team in on-base percentage (.479) and batting average (.333). Samantha Ricketts (.238, 20 hits, 16 RBI) paces the squad with 16 runs driven in and four home runs. As a team the Racers are batting .239 with 203 hits and 100 RBI.

In the circle, Lisa Norris (10-3) became the first NPF pitcher this season to reach 10 wins, with a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Bandits. She ranks second in the league with 82 strikeouts and third with a 1.88 earned run average. Jamee Jaurez (5-7) has thrown some impressive innings for Akron, amassing 68 strikeouts, limiting opposition to a .209 batting average, fifth-best in the league.

The Tennessee Diamonds (8-23) record might suggest theyre a bit rough around the edges but dont be fooled, this teams awash with talent. With USA National team standout and Olympic silver medalist Monica Abbott in the circle, the Diamonds have already handed the Racers two losses this season, one of them a 1-0 extra-inning heartbreaker.

Offensively pitcher and power hitter Megan Gibson (.289, 22 hits, nine RBI) leads the team with 22 hits, five homers and is also second on the team with three wins. Jenna Rhodes (.263, 21 hits, two RBI) is tied for the lead with five stolen bases and ranks third with seven walks on the 2010 campaign. NPF veteran Chelsea Spencer (.207, 19 hits, 11 RBI) paces the club with 11 runs batted in and is second with four homers and as many stolen bases this year. The team enters the series with a .211 batting average, including 164 hits and 63 RBI.

Pitching-wise, Abbott (5-4) is the go-to on the staff though Gibson (3-7) and Kristin Erb (0-6) have handled their fair share of duties in the Olympians absence. Abbott leads not only the team, but also the league with an impressive 100 strikeouts in nine complete games and 70 innings pitched to go along with her team and league-low 0.50 ERA. The Tennessee staff itself enters the five-game stretch with a 3.06 ERA having given up 147 runs on 224 hits.

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