Akron, OH—November 9, 2015 - Akron Racers GM, Joey Arrietta announced today that 2014 All-NPF selection, Ashley Thomas has re-signed with the Racers for the next two seasons. Thomas follows a flurry of contract activity becoming the seventh Racers to ink a two-year deal to remain in Akron.
Thomas had another solid campaign posting a .271 batting average with double digit runs scored (18) and 20 RBI. The Racers posted a league-leading 49 homeruns in 2015. Thomas nailed four.
Thomas grabbed the 8th spot overall in 2014 with .326 batting average. Her All-NPF performance included 42 hits and five homeruns. Thomas placed 5th overall with 25 runs scored.
“Ashley has grown into the positon at second base and is still learning,” noted Arrietta. “But I have never questioned her desire and determination to get better every day. Her offensive game continues to evolve and I am confident she will become a very tough out.”
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. 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. The Racers kick-off their 15th season of play in 2016.
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