Cleveland, OH (February 27, 2018) – The Cleveland Comets have reached a two-year deal with veteran outfielder Shellie Robinson, team officials announced on Wednesday.
Robinson, who spent the past three seasons with the Akron Racers, belted 8 home runs and added 30 RBI while batting .297 during an All-NPF campaign in 2017.
“Shellie is a true professional with an incredible talent,” Comets general manager Stephen Dunn said. “We’re eager to have her arrive in Cleveland and look forward to seeing her have her best season yet.”
Robinson was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 NPF Draft with the 23rd overall pick. Robinson held a .404 hitting average, 62 runs batted in and 23 home runs at USC Upstate.
In her three years with the Racers, Robinson cemented herself as one of the game’s most potent threats at the plate, recording 34 extra-base hits and 70 RBI in that span.
A native of DeLand Florida, Robinson is the daughter of Thomas and Denise Robinson. Shellie has two sisters; Stephanie and Jessica, as well as three brothers; Stephen, Jonathan and Micah.
Robinson is set to join an impressive new crop of talent making its way to Cleveland in 2018.
About the Cleveland Comets
The Cleveland Comets, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, became a new franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League in 2018. The Team became the most recent addition to the NPF and is owned by the former owner of the Akron Racers, a team that existed since the NPF began in 2004. The Cleveland Comets will embrace the Racers’ fanbase, while also introducing the attractive and popular product of fastpitch softball to the greater Cleveland area. For more information on the Cleveland Comets, contact General Manager Stephen Dunn -email@example.com.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004 provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.