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Racers Jump Out Early and Defeat the PA Rebellion 9 -2

Rachele Fico - Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Akron, OH – June 28, 2014
- The Akron Racers jumped out and scored early, driving in four runs in the first inning to build a lead against the PA Rebellion, which they never relinquished. Those four runs would be all the Racers needed as the Rebellion managed to score just two runs in the game.

Kailee Cuico was solid at the plate for the Racers. Cuico went 2-4, drove in one run and scored two. She singled in the first inning and launched a ball over the left field fence for her first professional home run in the fifth.
Rachele Fico  provided yet another strong performance for the Racers as she picked up the win allowing only two runs, while recording 1 strikeout, 1 walk, and two hits in her four innings of work. 
Courtney Liddle hit a home run to left center field to drive in both of the Rebellion’s runs, but the comeback attempt was quickly put to bed as Fico retired the next three Pennsylvania hitters to end the 4th inning. 
Hannah Campbell threw three scoreless innings of relief and recorded her first professional save. The Rebellion managed just two hits off of Campbell. 
The Racers added two runs in the 4th to make the score 7-2 then extended their lead in the fifth off of Cuico’s home run and an RBI double from Ayumi Karino to drive in Jessica Garcia and Ashley Thomas. 
Box Score: Click Here
Site: Firestone Stadium – Akron, OH
Score: Akron 9, Rebellion 2
Records: Racers (8-9) Rebellion (3-12)
Next Racers Home Game: Sunday, June 29 at 2:05pm ET
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.
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport has operated since 1997 under the name 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 fastpitch softball since 2002.