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Akron Racers and USSSA Pride Washed Out In Series Finale

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Akron Racers and USSSA Pride Washed Out In Series Finale
Game Suspended in Fifth Inning Due to Weather

AKRON, Ohio (July 18, 2010) - The Akron Racers and USSSA Pride were washed out this evening at Firestone Stadium in the final game of a five-game series.

The game is officially suspended and will be resumed when Akron travels to Florida, August 19-22.

With one out in the top of the fifth inning and Jessica Mendoza at bat on a 1-0 count, lightening forced both teams into the dugouts before a constant and heavy downpour ensued. After a 45-minute delay, the game was called on account of the expected forecast.

The Pride are currently leading the game 2-0 after a RBI single from Natasha Watley in the second and a Racers' throwing error in the fifth which enabled Watley--who dropped down a bunt single, to score.

The Racers next travel to Omaha, Neb. to face the Chicago Bandits in a three-game series (July 20-22) at the Cat Osterman Experience. The state-of-the-art complex offers world-class softball fields with covered spectator seating, mist-cooled dugouts, individual team bullpens, and bricked batter boxes. Also located at the venue is an All-Star dining pavilion, Pro-Shop, and Player's Grill.
Kickoff for the first game will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20 followed by a start time of 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 (CENTRAL TIME).
Ticket prices start as low as $8 for an outfield seat and go all the way up to $13 for a premium seat.
For ticketing and more information on how you can participate in this fun weekend please visit