JUNE 22 SPY UPDATE
Fico Earns First Pro Win with 8-2 Victory Over Comets
| Rachele Fico (Photo by Dina Kwit)
Allentown, PA. – june 21, 2012 – The Akron Racers’ Rookies have already played an integral role in the team’s success in the 2013 season, and Thursday night was no exception.
Rachele Fico, the Racers’ top pick in the 2013 NPF College Draft, received her first career start as well as her first win against the NY/NJ Comets in Allentown, Pa. The recent Louisiana State University alumna struck out three and limited the Comets to six hits during Akron’s 8-2 win.
The Racers established an early lead for Fico, scoring four runs in the top of the third inning. Comets pitcher Olivia Galati gave up five hits in the inning, including four straight singles from the Racers’ top four hitters.
The Comets would answer back in the bottom of the 3rd inning as Angeline Quicocho lead off with a single and scored on Amanda Kamekona’s RBI double to decrease the deficit to 4-1. The Comets added one more run in the fifth inning, but that was all Fico and the Racers would allow.
While the Racers held the lead throughout the game, they put it out of the Comets’reach in the seventh inning. The top half of Akron’s lineup came through once again for the Racers, stringing together four straight singles. The late rally led to a pitching change for the Comets as Olivia Galati was replaced by Taryne Mowatt .
The Racers collected 14 hits in the game, grabbing their third straight victory and improving their season record to 4-6. Kaylyn Castillo led the Racers offensively, going 3-4 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored.
Akron and the Comets will finish out the four-game series at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ on Friday and Saturday. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
– The Racers are on a three-game win streak.
– Rachele Fico made her first career start and earned her first career win.
– Kaylyn Castillo led the Racers offensively, going 3-4 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored.
WEBSTREAMING FOR ALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
Pinnacle Jr. Women’s Fast Pitch Event Ten Days Away
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO (CANADA) – Starting July 1, all 73 games from the 10th International Softball Federation Jr. Women’s World Championship will be web-streamed. The 16-nation event will take place in Brampton, Ontario (Canada).
“We are extremely pleased that fans around the world will be able to see the action from Brampton,” ISF President Don Porter said. “We know that the worldwide softball community will be looking to interact with the tournament regardless of their location, so having all of the games online is a perfect meeting place to accomplish that.”
Mr. Porter added, “My thanks go out to the local organizing committee in Brampton for securing this opportunity.”
All games will be streamed live. There is a one-time fee of $10 involved for viewers. Games will be recorded and archived for three months for on-demand viewing as well. The games can be accessed through the official event website, www.jwwc2013.com.
Play-by-play live scoring will also be available at no cost for the entirety of the championship.
The eight-day tournament will include: Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, USA, and Venezuela. The Americans are the defending champions, having won the ninth edition of the event, which took place in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.
For full details on the Jr. Women’s Championship in Brampton, visit the official event website, www.jwwc2013.com, or the ISF website, www.isfsoftball.org.