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Diaz, Rodriguez Power RubberDucks to 6-2 Victory over Altoona

April 29, 2016 - Akron's Yandy Diaz drove in three runs and Nellie Rodriguez hit his team-leading sixth homer of the year Friday night as the RubberDucks opened a seven-game homestand with a 6-2 victory over the Altoona Curve at Canal Park. Turning Point The RubberDucks (13-8) grabbed a 3-0 lead in the third inning against Curve starter Jason Creasy (3-1). After back-to-back walks to start the inning and a sacrifice bunt by Todd Hankins, Clint Frazier doubled home the game's first run. With men on second a... Full Story

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Veronica Wootson Next Racers Impact Honoree

April 28, 2016 - AKRON, OH - In celebration of their upcoming 15th Season of Play, the Akron Racers continue the search through their extensive history to find the 30 players that have made the most profound impact on the organization since its very first team in 1999. The next IMPACT Honoree and the 16th player to be so honored is former second baseman, Veronica Wootson. "I believe I got lucky when I signed Veronica," noted GM Joey Arrietta. "Her game was effortless and so smooth and when a play needed to be... Full Story

RubberDucks Homestand Highlights - April 29-May 5, 2016

April 28, 2016 - Friday, April 29 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Altoona Curve, presented by Akron Beacon Journal & The University of Akron SHAUN DYE APPRECIA-SEAN NIGHT - Probables: Altoona - RHP Jason Creasy (3-0, 4.50) vs. Akron - LHP Shawn Morimando (4-0, 1.57) - Celebrating famous Seans/Shawns/Shauns, etc., including a celebration of a locally-chosen Shaun-Shaun Dye from Akron - The University of Akron Athletics will be honored & Zips athletes will be available for autographs and photos. Tickets are $5 for Un... Full Story

Four Former Racers Dot Pac-12 All-Century Team

April 28, 2016 - AKRON, OH - The Pacific Athletic Conference is celebrating their Centennial Celebration with what they are calling "100 Years of Champions". As a part of their celebration the PAC-12 has held weekly announcements of their All-Century Team for each sport. On Monday, the conference announced the team for softball and four former Akron Racers made the elite list. Among the 30 players selected were catcher Leah Braatz (Arizona, 94-95, 97-98), second baseman Caitlin Benyi (UCLA, 03-06), pitcher Al... Full Story

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May 1 EL Altoona at Akron 2:05 p.m.
April 30 EL Altoona at Akron 2:05 p.m.
April 29 EL Altoona 2 at Akron 6 Final
April 27 EL Akron 2 at Reading 11 Final
April 26 EL Akron 5 at Reading 2 Final
April 25 EL Akron 4 at Reading 7 Final
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