Akron, OH – June 14, 2014 - The Akron Racers jumped out to an early lead on the PA Rebellion and captured an 18-2 victory on Saturday at Akron, OH.
Five runs in the first three innings allowed the Akron Racers to put the game away early.
A single by Kelley Montalvo and an RBI single by Ashley Thomas in the second inning fueled Akron Racers' offense early.
The Akron Racers hit three home runs in the win. Home runs for the Akron Racers came when Haley Outon homered in the third inning, Ashley homered in the fourth inning, and Jill Barrett homered in the fourth inning.
Outon racked up five RBIs on three hits for the Akron Racers. She homered in the third inning and singled in the fifth and sixth innings.
The Akron Racers relied on Hannah Campbell to eat up innings en route to the win. Campbell allowed two earned runs, six hits and one walk while striking out two over seven innings of work.
Angel Bunner took the loss for PA Rebellion. She allowed seven runs in three innings, walked one and struck out three.
After posting three runs in the third, the Akron Racers again scored three in the fourth. In the third, Akron Racers scored on a three-run home run by Outon, plating Taylor Schlopy and Nerissa Myers.
Akron Racers scored on a solo home run by Thomas and a two-run home run by Barrett.
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SITE: Firestone Stadium
SCORE: Racers 18, Rebellion 2
RECORDS: Racers (6-5) Rebellion (2-9)
NEXT RACERS GAME: Sunday, June 15 vs. PA Rebellion at 2:05 p.m. ET
For more information about the Akron Racers, or to inquire about purchasing tickets for the 2014 season, visit www.akronracers.org or call the front office at 877-722-6348.
All action can be heard live on the MSA Sports Network with Nate Regotti.
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.
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.
About 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.