The Golden Flashes had a wild weekend series vs. Bowling Green. After losing in Friday's game 9-2, Kent State came back to sweep a doubleheader on Saturday. Down early 7-3, KSU won in the 10th inning on a walk off three run homer by Anthony Gallas to complete the victory 12-9. That momentum propelled KSU to a victory in game two by a score of 9-4. Kent State is now 28-8 and 11-3 in the MAC. The Flashes are a half game behind Ohio for first place in the East Division. KSU will travel to Athens this weekend to open up a weekend series with the Bobcats.
Kent State went 4-0 on the road over the weekend. The Flashes swept Eastern Michigan on Friday. Junior pitcher Kylie Reynolds pitched two straight shutouts on Saturday and Sunday to lead KSU to a pair of victories over Central Michigan. Reynolds has been named Kent State Athlete of the Week. Karen Linder's team will open up another four game MAC road set this Friday at Toledo.
Speaking of Linder, Mike Ashcraft wrote a very nice story about Linder and the relationship with her father, former longtime Otterbein College baseball head coach Dick Fishbaugh.
Also, mac-sports.com has released its "2009 MAC Football Pressbox" with everything MAC fans need to know heading into next year's football season.
The Kent State men's golf team finished the Aggie Invitational in 6th place over the weekend. The team will compete in the 2009 MAC Championship on April 30-May 2 in Indianapolis. Head Coach Herb Page was profiled in the ABJ yesterday by Tom Gaffney.
The #22 ranked Golden Flashes finished second behind Ohio State at the Lady Buckeye Invitational over the weekend. The ladies will begin their quest for an 11th consecutive MAC title on Thursday with the opening rounds in Nashport, Ohio.
TRACK & FIELD
The Track & Field team competed at the all-Ohio Championships on Saturday and performed well. LeVania Henderson has now earned regional qualifying marks in the shot put, discus and hammer.