The Racers’ recent road trip closed on a sour note Sunday, but they know there’s a lot of season left, and the rest of it will be played at Akron’s Firestone Stadium.

The Racers (19-18) played their last road game of the regular season Sunday, losing 7-6 in walk-off fashion to the Scrap Yard Dawgs in Conroe, Texas.

It was a tough loss for the Racers, who led twice, including 6-5 after a three-run sixth. Megan Geer blasted a three-run homer over the center-field fence on a 2-2 pitch to give the Racers the one-run lead. That lead didn’t last long. The Scrap Yard Dawgs got one in the sixth to tie it, and then Anissa Urtez came up with the game-winning hit to score Kayla Winkfield in the bottom of the seventh.

Just like their loss Sunday, the Racers’ season has been like a wooden roller coaster, with parts of the ride both bumpy and smooth. They haven’t won more than three in a row, which was done only once, and haven’t lost more than two in a row, which they have done six times.

The Racers started their recent nine-game road trip with a loss to the best team in National Pro Fastpitch, the (Florida) USSSA Pride, but came right back with two wins in a row over the expansion and last-place Beijing Eagles. They then lost 4-3 to the Pride and opened their three-game series at the Texas Charge with a 4-1 loss.

The Racers bounced back again, winning the next two to win the series.

The most improbable victory came Wednesday when the Racers were hitless through six innings against Charge pitcher Dallas Escobedo. The Charges broke the scoreless tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, and Escobedo was just three outs away from a no-hitter.

Racers center fielder A.J. Andrews broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff single through the right side of the infield in the seventh. After designated hitter Jennifer Gilbert worked a one-out walk, Sam Fischer-Cooke delivered a three-run homer over the left-field fence to tie the score at 3-3.

Fisher-Cook came back up in the top of the eighth, delivering once again with a two-run single to give the Racers a 5-3 win and their first extra-inning victory of the season. Fisher-Cook finished with two hits and drove in all five runs.

The Racers will play 13 consecutive home games to wrap up the regular season, with the Pride coming in first for a four-game series starting Tuesday.