May 12, 2017 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - Akron Racers
AKRON, OH - Former Akron Racers pitcher Alison Owen is moving straight from the circle to the coach's box, Akron General Manager Joey Arrietta announced today. Owen's addition as an assistant coach follows last week's announcement that fellow former Racer Charlotte Morgan would also be joining Field Manager Brian Levin's staff for the 2017 season.
"Alison Owen exemplifies the heart and soul of the Akron Racers," explained Arrietta. "With the addition of eight rookies to our program, it was important to me to have Alison involved in their development as professional players."
Owen pitched for Akron the entirety of her three-year professional career, appearing in 32 games with 15 starts. In three seasons, Owen compiled a 5-5 career record, including three complete games and a 4.64 ERA.
The Mississippi State alum left Starkville with many accolades including the school record with 473 strikeouts and the single season record with 250 strikeouts, despite only competing at the school for two years. Current Bulldog ace, and Racer draftee, Alexis Silkwood broke Owen's career strikeout record earlier this season and currently sits with 552 strikeouts in her career.
In addition to her time in Akron, Owen is currently in her second season as an assistant coach at East Mississippi Community College, working primarily with the school's pitchers. Prior to joining East Mississippi's staff, Owen spent the 2015 collegiate season as a Graduate Assistant at Mississippi State.
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Racers Add Alison Owen to Coaching Staff