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Fmr. USA Softball Pitcher Settling in for Professional Team

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Halfway through her first professional softball season, former University of South Alabama standout pitcher Hannah Campbell is making an unmistakable impact for her Akron Racer club, which selected her third overall at the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch draft last March.
 
The Satsuma, Ala., native and South Alabama's first-ever professional, is 3-5 with a save through Akron's first 24 games, the Racers currently third in the four-team league at 11-13. Campbell has logged the third third-most time in the circle for her club, 30 1/3 innings, behind former collegiate starts Rachele Fico (LSU) and Alison Owen (Mississippi State).
 
Campbell took a pair of losses in her first three appearances, both to the Chicago Bandits, second in the league currently with a 13-9 record, before securing her first pro victory on June 7 against the Bandits, a contest in which she struck out three to a single walk and allowed only one earned run on four hits in 2 1/3 innings. She suffered another loss to the Bandits before logging her second win against the Pennsylvania Rebellion on June 14, after allowing only two runs on six hits in seven innings.
 
On June 30, Campbell earned her third win in 4 1/3 innings of work versus the Rebellion. Her lone save came versus the Rebellion on June 28, when she allowed only a pair of hits and no runs in three innings. To date, Campbell has struck out 14 batters to 12 walks and has hit four.
 
The racers return to action on July 11, when it hosts the USSSA Pride at 6:05 CDT. CBS Sports announced last week that it would air several NPF games throughout the final half of the season.
 
Campbell finished her senior year at South Alabama second in the NCAA in ERA (0.95), third in walks allowed per seven innings (0.76) and 12th in saves (4). She was a two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American in a Jaguar uniform. She is the program's all-time leader in wins (83), appearances (149), fewest walks allowed per seven innings (1.24), saves (16), complete games (93), shutouts (28), and innings pitched (791 1/3).
 
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