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Fischer Nabs NPF Offensive Player of the Week Honors

June 28, 2016 - AKRON, OH - The Akron Racers were represented in the NPF Weekly Awards for the third straight week as first baseman Sam Fischer earned Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4 of the NPF season running from June 20-26. Fischer was on fire at the plate this past week, going 5-for-15, including a double and three home runs. She also scored four runs and drove in eight RBI in four games. On Monday, June 20, Fischer helped the Racers break the game open in the top of the sixth inning with an RBI d... Full Story

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RubberDucks Edge Flying Squirrels 5-4

June 27, 2016 - Solo homers by Bradley Zimmer and Nellie Rodriguez and a clutch defensive play by Clint Frazier added up to 5-4 Akron RubberDucks victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels Monday night at The Diamond. Turning Point The RubberDucks held a 5-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Squirrels put a rally together against Akron closer Perci Garner. After a walk and single to start the inning, Steve Lerud singled into left field to drive in Tyler Horan to make the score 5-3. Gar... Full Story

Slow Start Dooms Racers against Pride

June 26, 2016 - AKRON, OH - The Akron Racers couldn't solve USSSA Pride starting pitcher Hannah Rogers, who held the Akron Racers lineup to just one run and helped the Pride edge out a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Firestone Stadium. Pride right fielder Kelly Kretschman opened the scoring in the top of the first inning by sending a solo home run over the fence in deep right field to give her team the early 1-0 lead. One run innings became the theme for USSSA (12-3) as they put up four of them during the bal... Full Story

RubberDucks Smacked by Thunder

June 26, 2016 - Trenton's Kyle Higashioka enjoyed a career-day with a pair of three-run homers and seven RBI as the Thunder trounced the Akron RubberDucks, 12-2, Sunday afternoon at Canal Park. Turning Point Higashioka's first three run homer of the day capped a seven-run rally for Trenton in the fourth inning against Akron starter Julian Merryweather (0-1). Jose Rosario clubbed a two-run triple and Mike O'Neill chipped in a two-run home run before Higashioka jacked a three-run shot to left to make it 9-0... Full Story

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June 29 EL Akron at Richmond 6:35 p.m.
June 29 NPF Pennsylvania at Akron 7:00 p.m.
June 28 EL Akron at Richmond 6:35 p.m.
June 28 NPF Pennsylvania at Akron 7:00 p.m.
June 27 NPF Akron 4 at USSSA 5 Final
June 27 EL Akron 5 at Richmond 4 Final
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