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USSSA Pride Acquire Jessica Garcia for 2016 Season

February 11, 2016 - Kissimmee, FL- February 11, 2016- The USSSA Florida Pride have acquired catcher Jessica Garcia following a trade with Akron. In exchange for Garcia, the Racers picked up the Pride's first selection in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. Garcia, who spent the last four seasons in an Akron jersey behind the plate will wear a USSSA jersey in her fifth professional season. Garcia joined Akron in July of the 2012 season as an undrafted free agent. She made her debut during an exhibition game against the Connecticut Brakettes... Full Story

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Racers Deal Garcia to USSSA Pride

February 10, 2016 - AKRON, OH - The Akron Racers have traded catcher Jessica Garcia to the USSSA Pride, the team announced today. The Racers picked up the Pride's first selection in the fifth round of the 2017 draft in exchange for Garcia. With the addition of the Pride's draft pick Akron now own three draft picks in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. The Racers previously added a 2017 fifth round pick from the Scrap Yard Dawgs as part of a deal sending shortstop Nerissa Myers to Houston. Akron also added the first pick in the fourth round (... Full Story

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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
February 8, 2016 - BASEBALL American Association: The Milwaukee suburb of Franklin voted to move forward on planning for a new Ballpark Commons development that is proposing a 4,500-seat stadium for a possible American Association team. The plan is to have the stadium ready the 2017 American Association season. In November 2015, voters in Cleburne (TX), just south of Fort Worth, approved the Cleburne Station, which will be a retail/dining complex with a minor league baseball stadium for a proposed team called the Cleburne Railroaders. A... Full Story

Akron Racers Set to Celebrate 15th Season of Play in 2016

February 5, 2016 - AKRON, OH - As the oldest existing member of the NPF, the Akron Racers are preparing to celebrate their 15th season of play in 2016. Akron revealed today, a unique must-have for all Racer fans, a special logo that will be placed on Akron's game jerseys this season, as well as on replica jerseys and other apparel soon to be available online at akronracers.org. The celebration of this proud historic franchise will be a year-long tribute to coaches, players and fans of the Racers throughout the years, culminating in a weeken... Full Story

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