Tofft joins Akron Racers


Former Florida third baseman Stephanie Tofft has joined the Akron Racers of National Pro Fastpitch, the team announced Thursday.

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Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.

Former Florida standout Stephanie Tofft has joined the Akron Racers of National Pro Fastpitch, the team announced Thursday.

Tofft helped lead Florida to a national championship last week to complete her two-year career with the Gators. The Lincoln, Calif., native finished her UF tenure with a .344 average, 97 runs scored, 18 home runs and 118 RBI. During the 2014 campaign, Tofft ranked second on the squad with a .356 batting clip, 68 hits, 12 doubles and 65 RBI, while her 54 runs scored, 11 home runs and .592 slugging percentage were good for third on the Gators.

Akron's newest member hit. 433 with a team-best three doubles in the NCAA Tournament, and Tofft led the Gators with six RBI at the Women's College World Series. The third baseman was second on the team with 18 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI contests during her senior year. Including her two years at Northern Illinois, Tofft was a .373 hitter in college, slugging 26 home runs and driving in 185 runs. The Racers signee earned National Player of the Week honors on April 22, in addition to two conference player of the week honors during her collegiate career.

A reliable presence at third base, Tofft started all but two of her teams' 237 games at NIU and UF. She joins a Racers squad that is 3-5 to open the 2014 campaign. The Racers' full schedule includes two road series against the USSSA Pride in Kissimmee, June 21-24 and July 24-27 in what will be a homecoming of sorts for the Florida alumna.

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