Myers 2 Homeruns Powers the Racers Past The Rebellion 6-1

Nerissa Myers Photo by Dina Kwit Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

Akron, OH – June 12, 2014
-It may be the start of their inaugural season, but the history remains the same as the Pennsylvania Rebellion, presented by The Coury Financial Group, and the Akron Racers exchanged in their own “Battle of the Border” on Thursday at Firestone Stadium. However, Akron escaped with a 6-1 victory over Pennsylvania in the first game of a four game series.
In the bottom of the first inning, Akron was the first team to strike as shortstop Nerissa Myers powered her second homerun of the year, a two-run shot, to put the Racers ahead 2-0. Racers’ third baseman Kelly Montalvo drove in the third and fourth run of the inning with a two-run single for a 4-0 lead.
The Racers’ lead grew to 6-0 in the second with a RBI sacrifice fly by centerfielder Taylor Schlopy and Myers second homerun of the night, her third of the year.
Outfielder Angeline Quiocho accounted for Pennsylvania’s only score of the contest as she blasted a solo home run over the left field fence in the fifth inning.
Defensively, centerfielder Samantha Garcia robbed Akron’s right fielder Jennifer Gilbert of two hits on the night as the former South Carolina Gamecock made two spectacular diving catches in the game.
Rebellion starter Sarah Pauly was tagged with the loss for Pennsylvania as Akron starter Alison Owen earned the win and teammate Lannah Campbell picked up the save.

SITE: Firestone Stadium

SCORE: Rebellion 1, Racers 6

RECORDS: Rebellion (2-7) Racers (4-5)

The Rebellion and Racers continue to battle tonight, June 13 in game two of the four game series at Firestone Stadium.  First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and all action can be heard live on the MSA Sports Network with Nate Regotti.
About the Rebellion:
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. For tickets, please visit

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.

National Pro Fastpitch:
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.


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