RACERS MAKE MOVE TO BOLSTER 2011 PITCHING STAFF Akron Deals Mowatt to Chicago for Veteran Ace, Kristina Thorson
Akron, OH--The weather in NE Ohio maybe a bit chilly but Racers Owner/GM, Joey Arrietta has been busy turning up the heat
by adding veteran Chicago pitcher, Krisitina Thorson to the 2011 Akron pitching staff. Arrietta dealt Taryne Mowatt to the Bandits to bolster
a pitching staff that includes the NPF Pitcher of the Year, Lisa Norris and four-year veteran, Jamee Juarez.
Thorson began her NPF career in Philadelphia collecting 2007 Rookie of the Year honors and a 14-5 record. Her 1.22 ERA was the second best
performance in 2007. She spent three seasons in Chicago where she posted a 29-16-3 career mark. Her 43 wins is among the best career records in NPF history.
She was a member of three regular season championship teams in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She helped guide the Bandits to the NPF Title in 2008. Thorson has logged
406.2 innings pitched, striking out 342 batters the past four seasons. Her career KO/BB ratio is 3-1.
"Thorson is a proven winner in a league that demands near perfection to dominate in the circle. She has faced the best hitters in the world and stood the test of time," comments
Arrietta. "I am thrilled to have her join our organization. Krisitna has a great drop ball and keeps the ball in the park allowing the defense to control the game."
"I have heard wonderful things about the Racers organization and their fans from a number of players in the league. I am excited to make the move and start a new chapter in
my career with the Racers," noted Thorson.