Although it has no bearing on Akron's chances for a bid in the MAC Tournament, the Zips beat Pittsburgh with a Kurt Davidson grand slam.
This next series, however, is different. Akron (14-31, 7-14 MAC) will play three games against Kent State, the MAC leader with a 16-5 conference record.
Akron stands 4.5 games behind Western Michigan, who currently holds the last spot in the MAC Tournament.
The softball team doesn't have to worry about making the tournament.
They locked up a position weeks ago. However, the 6-seed Zips do have to deal with 3-seed Bowling Green Falcons, who enter the MAC Tournament having won five of their last six games.
The Falcons have one of the conference's elite hitters in third baseman Gina Rango, who is batting .390 with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs. Bowling Green also has one of the best pitchers in Liz Vrabel, who is 16-10 with a 1.61 ERA.
The eight-team tournament is double-elimination.
Tomorrow I will accept an internship to do some sports reporting for the Indianapolis Star.
Although it will last two months this summer, I should be able to continue blogging.
In case you guys wonder what national media knows about Akron, Indy's sports editor first mentioned Gerry Faust, who was Notre Dame's head coach before coming to Akron.