Akron-OH---The Akron Racers will get the 2011 exhibition season underway against the some of the best collegiate players from several of the area colleges and universities.
In a three-game series beginning on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m., the exhibition series coined, “On the Road with the Racers,” will feature the Racers facing off against collegiate softball stars from several different colleges. The June 2nd event takes place at Canal Park. The 16 finalists for the OHSAA Softball Titles will be the guests of Marathon Oil at the game. Marathon has purchased 20 tickets for each of the 16 teams to attend the event. Earlier in the day at Firestone Stadium, home of the Akron Racers, the teams will begin play for the coveted championship trophies in each division to be contested on Saturday, June 4th.
The team is comprised of players from the University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Youngstown State, Wright State and Ohio State.
Collegiate All-Star Team Roster
Heather Bauer- Pitcher/Second Base, Akron
Jessica Burt- Outfield, Cleveland State
Jessica Carmichael- Third Base, Kent
Alex Feltes-Third Base, Akron
Sarah Earley- Shortstop, Akron
Olivia Hegedus- Outfield, Akron
Sharon Palma, Pitcher, Wright State
Amy Powell-Catcher, Cleveland State
Courtney Pruner-UT, Ohio State
Kristina Rendle-Second Base, Youngstown State
Alex Riedeman-Pitcher, Akron
Sarah Stromack- Catcher, Akron
Reba Tutt-UT, Pittsburgh
The Players who have Ohio roots include Bauer (Medina), Burt (Elyria), Feltes (Rocky River), Powell (Solon), Hegedus (Perrysburg), Carmichael (Dalton) and Pruner (Ellet) were all born and raised in the Buckeye state.
Tickets are available by call 330.376.8188 or on game day at each of the three stadium box offices. Gates open one hour prior to the scheduled game time.