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Akadema's Vicente Padilla Nearing 100 Win Plateau

Akadema endorser Vicente Padilla stands just one win shy of 100 career wins.

Hawthorne, NJ, May 29, 2010 --( Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Pitcher 1 Win Shy of 100

Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Pitcher and Akadema endorser, Vicente Padilla, stands just 1 win shy of 100. Currently on the 15-day Disabled List, Vicente is poised to reach the 100-win plateau upon returning to the club in early June. Padilla has reached 99 wins in his twelfth year, his ninth as a starter. The 32-year old from Chinandega, Nicaragua has the second most wins of and Nicaraguan-born pitcher, behind only Dennis Martinez. Padilla has a career line of 99-86 with an ERA of 4.36 in 309 games, 225 starts. The 2002 National League All-Star is currently 42nd in wins among active pitchers. Padilla’s team begins June with a home stand against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and Los Angeles Angels.

About Akadema: Akadema is the world’s most exciting baseball and softball equipment company. In its short history Akadema has become the hottest baseball and softball equipment company for professional, college, high school and serious youth players. Akadema attributes their increase in market share to their innovative quality professional product line, which is contrast to mass production products that have little to do with quality or feel. Akadema has long stood for high quality and performance and wants you to Bring Your "A" Game. Akadema comes highly endorsed by MLB players like: Manny Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Cameron Maybin, Ross Ohlendorf, Vin Mazzaro, Brad Ziegler, Craig Breslow, David Murphy, Brandon McCarthy, Derek Holland, Jose Guillen and many others as well as Senior Advisors and MLB Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Carl Yastrzemski.

Dave Terranella, Marketing Manager
Akadema Inc.
140 5th Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Phone: 973-304-1470
Fax: 973-636-6375

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