Akron Racers Release 2017 Home Schedule

January 27, 2017 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - Akron Racers News Release

AKRON, OH -The Akron Racers released today the full home schedule for the 2017 NPF season. In addition to 24 games against NPF competition, Akron welcomes the Canadian National Team for three exhibition games this coming summer.

After an 11-game road trip to begin the season, the Racers return to Firestone Stadium to kick off the 2017 season on Friday, June 23 against the USSSA Pride. The three-game series against the Pride (June 23-25) jump starts a nine-game in 10-day home stand for the Racers. The Chicago Bandits (June 27-29) and the newly named Texas Charge (June 30-July 1-2) head to Akron to complete the nine-game set for the Racers.

Following a quick trip to Chicago, Akron returns to Firestone Stadium, July 7-12 for six straight games against the defending Cowles Cup Champion Bandits and the Scrap Yard Dawgs. The final game against the Dawgs on Wednesday, July 12, will be a special 12:05 pm mid-week start time.

After three-game series on the road against the Pride, Charge and Dawgs, the Racers return to face the Pride one final time in 2017, July 25-27.

On Monday July, 31, Akron hosts the Canadian National team in a special exhibition game starting at 7:05 p.m. Canada returns on August 1 to take on the Racers in a special double header beginning at 5:35 pm. This special "doubleheader" ticket includes two five-inning contests.

The Racers will tune up for the 2017 NPF Championship Series with a six-game home stand to end the year. Akron welcomes the Dawgs to the corner of Wilbeth Road and South Main Street Tuesday, August 8 through Thursday, August 10. The Racers close out the regular season against the Charge Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13.

With the exception of the day game on Wednesday, July 12 and the double header against Canada, all games Monday through Saturday will begin at 7:05 p.m., while first pitch for every Sunday game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. For ticket information contact the Akron Racers box office at 330-376-8188 or visit the team website at www.akronracers.org. The full 2017 home schedule is listed below.

Akron Racers 2017 Home Schedule

Date

Day

Time

Visitor

June 23, 2017

Friday

7:05pm

USSSA Pride

June 24, 2017

Saturday

7:05pm

USSSA Pride

June 25, 2017

Sunday

4:05pm

USSSA Pride

June 27, 2017

Tuesday

7:05pm

Chicago Bandits

June 28, 2017

Wednesday

7:05pm

Chicago Bandits

June 29, 2017

Thursday

7:05pm

Chicago Bandits

June 30, 2017

Friday

7:05pm

Texas Charge

July 1, 2017

Saturday

7:05pm

Texas Charge

July 2, 2017

Sunday

4:05pm

Texas Charge

July 7, 2017

Friday

7:05pm

Chicago Bandits

July 8, 2017

Saturday

7:05pm

Chicago Bandits

July 9, 2017

Sunday

4:05pm

Chicago Bandits

July 10, 2017

Monday

7:05pm

Scrapyard Dawgs

July 11, 2017

Tuesday

7:05pm

Scrapyard Dawgs

July 12, 2017

Wednesday

12:05pm

Scrapyard Dawgs

July 25, 2017

Tuesday

7:05pm

USSSA Pride

July 26, 2017

Wednesday

7:05pm

USSSA Pride

July 27, 2017

Thursday

7:05pm

USSSA Pride

July 31, 2017

Monday

7:05pm

Canadian National Team

August 1, 2017

Tuesday

5:35pm/7:35pm

Canadian National Team

August 8, 2017

Tuesday

7:05pm

Scrapyard Dawgs

August 9, 2017

Wednesday

7:05pm

Scrapyard Dawgs

August 10, 2017

Thursday

7:05pm

Scrapyard Dawgs

August 11, 2017

Friday

7:05pm

Texas Charge

August 12, 2017

Saturday

7:05pm

Texas Charge

August 13, 2017

Sunday

4:05pm

Texas Charge

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About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, is the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers will celebrate their 16th season of play in 2017. The Akron 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.

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thurs., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women's softball.

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