June 18, 2017 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - Akron Racers
AKRON, OH - Akron Racers GM Joey Arrietta officially announced today the departure of Field Manager Brian Levin. Levin, the three-term Racers field manager, will head back to his full-time responsibilities as the head coach at Belmont University.
"I respect and understand Brian's decision," explains Arrietta. "He has had a positive influence on our program these past three seasons and I am grateful for his leadership."
Levin, who was entering his fourth season as the on-field leader of the Racers, was named head coach of the Bruins last August. In his place, former Akron first baseman and All-NPF performer, Charlotte Morgan, has been promoted from Assistant Field Manager to Field Manager, while former Racers pitcher Alison Owen becomes Morgan's top assistant coach.
Taylor Schlopy and Alex Hugo, who were in their seventh and second season, respectively, are currently not on the active roster, but remain contracted to the team.
Tickets are on sale for a special showing of Burn the Ships. There will be two showings at the Akron-Summit County Public Library at 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm on Tuesday, June 20. "Burn the Ships" is a Think Media Studio's feature-length documentary on the 2014 Akron Racers and the history of women's professional softball in America. There will also be a player Meet & Greet with the 2017 Akron Racers from 7:45-8:30 pm.
Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Racers home season at Firestone Stadium. The Racers begin play against the NPF's newest team the Beijing Shougang Eagles at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.