AKRON, Ohio—The Akron Racers added some depth to their pitching staff on Thursday as General Manager Joey Arrietta signed undrafted free agent Angel Shamblin from the University of Houston.
Shamblin was the ace of Houston’s staff last season as she posted a 0.94 ERA to go along with her impressive 36-5 record and was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Year.
Batters would shutter when they saw Shamblin take the mound during her senior season as she struck out 299 hitters and held her opponents to a .167 average.
While she made headlines as a pitcher, she is no slouch with a bat in her hand. She proved to be a threat at the plate as well as she posted a .308 average with eight doubles and three homeruns in just 91 at bats.
She was recently handed various postseason awards due to her outstanding play; perhaps the most impressive was being named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American Second-Team.
The Florida native also garnered her third NFCA All South Region Second Team Award and was a finalist for this year’s USA Softball Player of the Year Award.
Shamblin will now travel to Akron to meet with team management and join the rest of her teammates for their preseason practice.
The Racers will start the season on the road against the Chicago Bandits on June 6, but they return home the following weekend to face off against last season’s league champion, the Washington Glory. Their home opener will be on June 11 at 7:05 pm.
arious season ticket packages are on sale now at the Racers’ box office and can also be purchased by calling (330) 276-8188. More information about the Racers and their upcoming season can be found at AkronRacers.org.