July 8, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. – Former Oklahoma softball All-Americans Amber Flores and Samantha Ricketts faced each other as rivals for the first time in their professional careers last week. Flores’ team took two of five from the Akron Racers to move into a tie atop the National Pro Fastpitch standings.
Ricketts had the upper-hand during the five-game series last week. In those games, she went 6-for-14 (.429) for the Racers with eight runs batted in and three runs scored. Ricketts went 2-for-4 in each of the first two contests and had a three-run home run in Akron’s 5-4 10-inning series opener. The following day, she scored two runs and added a double. In the final two games of the series, Ricketts had one hit and one run batted in during each contest. Flores’ only hit of the series came in game one.
This week, Flores and the Pride take on the Tennessee Diamonds while Ricketts and the Racers are in Chicago to face the Bandits in a five-game series.
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Lead photo courtesy of the Akron Racers.