Kent State took advantage of 25-mph winds at Bowling Green on Sunday, beating the Falcons 31-20 in a game with a combined 26 hits, nine errors and 467 pitches.
The Golden Flashes actually outscored the KSU football team in its Oct. 29 defeat of Bowling Green 27-15.
With the wind blowing, the Golden Flashes (20-15, 10-2 MAC) had seven players finish with multihit games, led by four apiece by junior designated hitter Jason Bagoly and junior first baseman George Roberts. Bagoly finished with two doubles, his third home run and a single with seven RBI.
Sophomore right fielder T.J. Sutton hit his second career home run and added a double and a single with six RBI.
Freshman third baseman Sawyer Polen hit two homers and senior catcher David Lyon crushed his fourth home run of the season and singled. Junior center fielder Evan Campbell tripled and doubled.
Kent State hosts Pittsburgh at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The No. 18-ranked Kent State men’s golf team claimed its fourth title of the season and second straight victory in the 43rd Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course on Sunday afternoon.
The Golden Flashes delivered with a final round 295 on the par-71, 7,455-yard course.
Junior Kevin Miller was the top performer for Kent State, placing fourth to highlight four top 20 finishes for the Golden Flashes.
Senior Mackenzie Hughes claimed his second straight top 10 finish by tying for ninth.
The Golden Flashes head to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Boilermaker Invitational Saturday and Sunday.
• The Akron softball team posted its first Mid-American Conference win of the season on Sunday by defeating Ohio University 2-0.
Brittany Maurer (12-18) got the complete-game shutout, giving up just five hits and striking out four without giving up a walk for the Zips (14-23-1, 1-9).
Alissa Birkhimer provided the offense for Akron, going 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored courtesy of her sixth home run of the season.
The Zips travel to Robert Morris for a doubleheader at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
• Kent State fell Sunday afternoon at Northern Illinois 9-4.
Danielle Abernathy (6-7) of the Golden Flashes struggled, giving up seven runs on six hits in 3⅓ innings.
Mary Holt had two hits and two RBI, Lauren Grimes had two hits, including a double with an RBI, and Shannon Laughlin had two hits and an RBI.
Dani Ramos and Alex Marcantonio each had two hits and scored a run.