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Racers Trade Nerissa Myers to Scrap Yard Dawgs

January 18, 2016 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - Akron Racers News Release

________________________________________ From: John Urchek Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 11:20 AM To: gayelynnw@profastpitch.com Subject: Racers trade Nerissa Myers to Scrap Yard Dawgs

RACERS DEAL MYERS TO THE SCRAP YARD DAWGS Deal moves Myers closer to family

AKRON, OH- The Akron Racers announced today that they have dealt veteran, Nerissa Myers to the Scarp Yard Dawgs for the 20th pick in the 2016 NPF Senior Draft and the Dawgs 5th round selection (overall # TBD) in the 2017 draft. In making the trade, Joey Arrietta, GM of the Racers, acknowledged Myers? desire to move closer to her family, a key consideration.

?In my discussions with Nerissa about her future in the league, family was a factor. She is extremely close to former Racers? outfielder and cousin, Brianna Cherry who now plays for the Dallas Charge,? describes Arrietta. ?I have always been committed to retaining the best players in the game in the NPF and expanding options for players after college. I look forward to filling the vacated roster spot with another extremely talented player.?

In two years with the Racers, Myers batted .338 with 74 RBI, hit 18 home runs and scored 58 runs. Myers also stole six bases. After leading the team in hits (50), runs (35), RBI (43), and home runs (9) in 2014, Myers numbers tailed off a bit in 2015 batting .311, with 23 runs scored and 31 RBI.

The Racers open their 2016 season on the road against the Rebellion on May 31th but return to Akron for their home opener, June 8-10 against Rebellion and then June 11-13 against the Dallas Charge.

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 celebrating its 15th season of play in 2016. 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.

About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch 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 fast pitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com.

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RACERS DEAL MYERS TO THE SCRAP YARD DAWGS

Deal moves Myers closer to family

AKRON, OH- The Akron Racers announced today that they have dealt veteran, Nerissa Myers to the Scrap Yard Dawgs for the 20th pick in the 2016 NPF Senior Draft and the Dawgs 5th round selection (overall # TBD) in the 2017 draft. In making the trade, Joey Arrietta, GM of the Racers, acknowledged Myers' desire to move closer to her family, a key consideration.

"In my discussions with Nerissa about her future in the league, family was a factor. She is extremely close to former Racers' outfielder and cousin, Brianna Cherry who now plays for the Dallas Charge," describes Arrietta. "I have always been committed to retaining the best players in the game in the NPF and expanding options for players after college. I look forward to filling the vacated roster spot with another extremely talented player."

In two years with the Racers, Myers batted .338 with 74 RBI, hit 18 home runs and scored 58 runs. 

Myers also stole six bases.  After leading the team in hits (50), runs (35), RBI (43), and home runs (9) in 2014, Myers numbers tailed off a bit in 2015 batting .311, with 23 runs scored and 31 RBI.

The Racers open their 2016 season on the road against the Rebellion on May 31th but return to Akron for their home opener, June 8-10 against Rebellion and then June 11-13 against the Dallas Charge.

For more information about the Akron Racers visit www.akronracers.org or call 330-376-8188.

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