Score: Racers 5, Diamonds 5
Records: Racers (8-12), Diamonds (7-12)
Winning Pitcher: TBD
Losing Pitcher: TBD
Box Score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/scoreboard.html?leagueid=159
Photo: Brianna Hesson
Racers, Diamonds tied at 5-5 in rain delay
Fluor Field, Greenville, S.C. - July 12, 2012 - With bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, the score rested at 4-4 between the Akron Racers and Carolina Diamonds. Racers first baseman Brianna Hesson drew herself a walk, bringing home the go-ahead run by scoring Kelley Montalvo for a 5-4 Racers lead.
The lead would be short lived however as Diamonds catcher Rachel Folden ripped a line-drive single with runners on first and third base in the bottom half of the seventh to tie the game up at 5-5. The ballgame was immediately suspended due to a weather delay with runners on first and third and Diamonds batter Jazlyn Lunceford at the plate.
The Racers and Diamonds will resume play tomorrow at 6:00 PM ET before the start of the regularly schedule game two of the four game series.
For more information about the Akron Racers visit www.akronracers.org or call 330-376-8188.
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 11th season of play in 2012. www.akronracers.org
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered 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 names 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. www.profastpitch.com