The Kent State Golden Flashes took control of the MAC East Division following their 13-2 victory over the Miami Redhawks (14-18, 7-5).
Casey Wilson picked up his fourth win for the Flashes (17-16, 9-3) as he started and only allowed two runs on six hits in five innings of work.
The Flashes scored five runs in the fifth to break the game open and extend their lead by scoring four times in the seventh.
Derek Toadvine led the way for Kent State as his two-run double in the top of the second inning set the tone for the day. He added two singles and scored.
Jason Bagoly hit a mammoth two-run home run to left field in the top of the third before Miami answered with two in the bottom half.
T.J. Sutton’s two-run single in the top of the fifth inning gave Kent the comfortable lead that it would not surrender.
The win sealed Kent’s first series sweep of the season and gave the Flashes sole control of the MAC East.
In his first career start on the mound, Akron sophomore Matt LaRocca allowed just three runs on six hits in 4 ⅔ innings of work. His effort was not enough, however, as the Ohio Bobcats (8-26, 4-8) defeated the Zips (8-25, 5-7) by a score of 4-2.
Cale Giddings had a big day at the plate for the Zips as he had two singles, a double and scored a run.
• Kent State swept its double-header against Bowling Green to move back into a tie with Miami (Ohio) for the MAC East lead.
Strong pitching performances by Emma Johnson and Alyssa Frankenfield proved to be enough for the Flashes (19-14-1, 9-3) as they took the first game 1-0 and won the second game 5-1.
Johnson won her 14th game of the season as she shut out the Falcons (21-15, 5-7) and struck out 12 in seven innings. Frankenfield earned her first win as she allowed just one hit and struck out four.
• Akron’s late rally was not enough as the team fell to Miami (15-23) 7-6. Shawna Hochstetler singled three times and scored three runs and Alissa Birkhimer had a two-run home run in the loss.
The Canton Charge season came to a close Sunday as they fell to the Tulsa 66ers in Game 3 by a score of 100-98.
Trailing 52-44 at halftime, the Charge outscored Tulsa 54-48 in the final two quarters but their late comeback fell short.
Brady Morningstar led the Charge with 22 points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist. Kyle Weaver also had a strong game as he contributed 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Michael Eric, Antonie Aguido and Arinze Onuaku all scored in double digits as they had 18, 11 and 10, respectively.
Tulsa had three players score 20 or more points: DeAndre Liggins led all scorers with 24 points, Rasual Butler had 22 and Perry Jones finished with 20.