Akron, OH—February 28, 2014 - Racers GM, Joey Arrietta, announced today that Nerissa Myers will join the Akron Racers squad for the 2014 campaign. Myers was acquired just ahead of the 5pm EST deadline on February 15th in a trade from the Chicago Bandits for Kaylyn Castillo.
“I am thrilled to have Nerissa join our program,” commented Arrietta. “She has all the tools; offensively she adds more power to our lineup; and defensively she will stabilize our middle infield.”
Myers, the former Ragin’ Cagin, racked up some impressive numbers in her first season of play in the NPF with the regular season champion, the Chicago Bandits. Myers appeared in 39 games posting a .333 batting average. She delivered 11 extra base hits including five homeruns and a league leading three triples to register a .558 slugging percentage. She scored 23 runs and chipped in 22 RBI with a .407 on base percentage.
“I am really excited to get the opportunity to join the Akron program,” commented Myers. “I am really looking forward to the season.”
Myers had an impressive college career at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. In 2012 she led the nation with 83 runs scored eclipsing her own Sun Belt Conference record of 77 runs scored set in 2011. The two-time All-Sun Belt First-Team selection, posted a .400 batting average including 52 runs scored, 37 RBI, 12 doubles and eight homeruns in 2013.
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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 12th season of play in 2013.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch 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 fast pitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com