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Zips have poor start to 2006

By mrasor Published: March 19, 2006


Here is your first-ever blog entry on Golf. That's funny because I actually was on the high school golf team.

Anyhow, the Zips first 2006 tournament saw Akron finish 16th out of 19 teams at the El Diablo Intercollegiate tournament.

No one played particularly well. Sophomore Ryan Gutowski shot 14 over in the three-round event for Akron's best individual score.


Akron's losing streak extended to 11 games today as the Zips lost to Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 15-9.

Starting pitcher Pat Watt got rocked in two innings. He gave up seven runs.

The Zips will play their first home game on Tuesday against Duquesne at 2 p.m. They also will play a weekend series against Ball State at Lee Jackson Field starting Friday at 3 p.m.

If you have a chance, stop by and see what it's like to watch a college baseball game. Hopefully it will be warmer than low-40s, which the Weather Channel is predicting. I'll be interested to see what Matt Newhouse and the AK-Rowdies do for baseball.


Michigan State shut out Akron 7-0 Saturday. The Zips are now 4-8.

Akron will play at Bowling Green Friday to open MAC play.


The Big Red Softball Tournament in Lincoln, Neb, was partially cancelled due to bad weather. Before that, Akron had lost two games in the Big Red.

The Zips (6-9) will play six games in Oregon next weekend.

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