The Akron Racers (2-1) pounded the Carolina Diamonds (1-2) on Friday 14-2 at Firestone Stadium.
An RBI single by Hoku Nohara and a three-run home run by Brianna Hesson helped the Akron Racers score four runs in the sixth. The Akron Racers had four hits in the inning.
The Akron Racers were led by a flawless day at the dish by Sharonda McDonald, who went 3-3 against the Carolina Diamonds' pitching. She singled in the second, third, and sixth innings.
Lisa Norris struck out seven, paving the way for a the Akron Racers win. Norris allowed two earned runs on five hits and one walk over six innings.
Angeline Quiocho got on base two times in the game for the Carolina Diamonds. She scored one run and had one RBI. She homered in the third inning.
Danielle Spaulding was charged with her first loss of the year. She lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked four, struck out none, and allowed four runs.