• The University of Akron lost both parts of a doubleheader to host Bowling Green (13-19) by scores of 5-1 and 14-6, respectively, dropping their record to 8-28.
Sophomore outfielder Devan Ahart led the Zips at the plate, going 3-for-9 with a double, driving in two and scoring once.
• Kent State University blew a 5-1 fifth-inning lead and dropped the opening game of the series 6-5 to host Buffalo (19-16) in walk-off style.
The Golden Flashes (19-17) scored four in the fifth inning to go up 5-1, but then gave up at least one run in each following inning.
Lefty Brian Clark was charged with the loss, dropping his record to 1-2.
Kent State added two players via transfer to their roster for the 2013-14 men’s season.
Guards Derek Jackson, of Central Michigan and Devin Carter of Lake Land Community College, will be immediately eligible to compete in the fall.
The Akron Racers acquired the No. 1 pick from the 2012 NPF Senior Draft, Brittany Mack, for a first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Mack, a starting pitcher, finished her rookie year with a 6-4 record and a 3.46 ERA. She struck out 58 batters in 64⅔ innings of work.
The Racers also announced that Lexy Bennett will sit out the 2013 season while she remains at home pursuing other employment options.
Nicole Pauly, the Racers’ second baseman of the past two seasons, has called it quits. Pauly is retiring from her softball career to focus on her future as a counselor.
Kent State’s and Akron’s men’s teams find themselves in the middle of the pack after day one at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
Akron sits in ninth place, 19 strokes back from the leader. Kent State is in tenth, 25 strokes back from the leader.
Zips junior Charlie Bull is one shot off the lead at 3 under.
Taylor Pendrith leads the Golden Flashes at 1 over, good for a 14th-place tie.
Track and field
The Kent State University women’s team earned four first-place finishes at the 2013 Jesse Owens Track Classic in Columbus. Danniel Thomas, Dior Delophont, Keri Dantley and Shanequa Williams each won their events for the Golden Flashes.
UA forums planned
The school’s department of athletics will hold two public forums later this week as part of the university’s strategic planning process regarding the future of Zips athletics.
The events are scheduled for Thursday at the Student Union and Saturday at InfoCision Stadium.