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Zips lose, doubleheader bumped back

By mrasor Published: May 20, 2006


Akron played only one on Friday, losing 2-1 to Miami.

The RedHawks took the lead in the top of the ninth on a two-out RBI double.

Akron (15-33, 5-15 MAC) will finish its season today with a home doubleheader that starts at 1 p.m.

Sophomore Kurt Davidson, who went hitless Friday, will have his final chance to hit his 13th and 14th home runs to tie Mike Doerbecker's UA record of 14.

  • Brian Kordal, a Twinsburgh pitcher who will play for the Zips, ousted my alma mater Stow in the district high school baseball finals. He threw three scoreless innings to get the win against one of the best lineups in the state.


Akron is not listed in's team rankings, men or women.

Still, some individuals are in their national top 12...

  • Ashley Kaufman is No. 3 in the javelin.

  • Tomasz Smialek is No. 12 in the high jump.

  • John Russell is No. 3 in the pole vault.

Coach Dennis Mitchell will take 21 Zips, including these three, to Knoxville, Tenn. for the NCAA Regional Championships next weekend.

If the Zips advance, they will compete two weeks later in the NCAA Championships in Sacramento.

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