Akron Racers Defeat the NYNJ Comets 14 – 6

Bianca Mejia (Photo by Lisa Iancin)

Allentown, PA 
– The Akron Racers defeat the NYNJ Comets 14-6 in Game 1 of a 4 game series at Coca Cola Park in Allentown, PA. The Racers scored 3 runs in the 1st led by Brianna Turang’s leadoff double and singles by Hesson, Castillo, and Del Ponte.
The NYNJ Comets would answer back in the 3rd and 4th inning with one run each inning cutting the lead to 3 – 2. However the Racers would tack on 5 runs in the 6th and 6 more in the 7th inning to put the game away. The Comets scored 4 in the bottom of the 7th but it would not be enough as the Racers defeat the Comets.
Offensive highlights of the game include a grand slam by Comets Bianca Mejia and Racers Charlotte Morgan and a 4 for 5 performance by Racer Rookie Brianna Turang. Dara Toman, Auymi Karino and Turang helped lead the Akron Racers. They combined for seven hits and seven RBIs.
Rookie Ivy Renfroe (1-1) records her first win in the NPF and Sara Plourde (0-2) takes the loss for the Comets.
The Comets will take on the Akron Racers in Game 2, June 20 at CocaCola Field in LeHigh Valley, PA. starting at 7:00 pm EDT.
About NPF:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered 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 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 fastpitch softball since 2002.
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