2017 NPF

Championship Series

August 17-20


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Akron, Ohio – Oli Keohohou hit a two-run home run and added an RBI double to lead the Akron Racers to a 5-1 NPF win over the New York Juggernaut Sunday afternoon at Firestone Stadium.

Assured of a National Pro Fastpitch playoff berth, the Racers won for the seventh time in eight games and raised their record to 35-7. Akron took three of four games from New York during the series. The Juggernaut fell to 28-12.

Keohohou doubled home Iyhia McMichael in the bottom of the first to give Akron a 1-0 lead. With two outs, first baseman Nicole Trimboli followed with a two-run double down the right-field line to make it 3-0.

New York pulled to within 3-1 in the top of the fifth when Leah Nelson delivered an RBI double, scoring Chelsea Spencer.

Keohohou answered with her sixth home run of the season -- a two-run dinger to straight-away center field -- in the bottom half of the inning.

The Juggernaut had one last gasp in the sixth when Natasha Watley singled and Carri Leto reached on a hit by pitch with one out. But Akron pitcher Brandee McArthur struck out Trena Peel and got Ryan Realmuto on a fly out to right.

New York’s Peaches James (12-5) took the loss. James had blanked Akron on two hits Thursday. Akron’s Amy Kyler (9-3) earned the win.

The Racers open a four-game series Thursday in Houston, Texas, against the Texas Thunder. The NPF playoffs and all-star game are slated for Aug. 27 & 28 in Lisle, Ill.

Contact: Jeff Brewer (330-376-8188)