The MAC East Champion Kent State softball team (24-24, 15-6) will begin the 2009 MAC Tournament against Akron (32-22, 11-10) at Firestone Stadium in Akron. The No. 2 seeded Golden Flashes will take on the No. 7 Zips at 5P.M. to begin the eight team, four day, double elimination tournament. Since 2004 KSU is 14-2 vs. Akron. Here is the bracket for the 2009 Tournament.
The Kent State baseball (35-12) team fell to Akron (16-30) last night in the third annual Diamond Classic for Kids at Canal Park by a score of 12-5. The game did not count in the MAC standings but did in the overall. The game served as a charity benefit for Akron Children's Hospital. Kent State and Akron will resume play this weekend in a three game series at Schoonover Stadium in Kent.