Both the University of Akron’s and Kent State University’s men’s golf teams competed at the Boilermaker Invitational over the weekend. The Golden Flashes finished in a tie for sixth place and the Zips finished tied for 11th.
Juniors Taylor Pendrith and Corey Conners both shot a two-under 70 in the final round to lead Kent State. Pendrith finished in third place overall and Conners finished in the top ten, tying for ninth place.
Kyle Kmiecik shot an even par (72) for the Flashes, with Ryan Troyer (75) and Nicholas Scott (76) rounding out Kent State’s scorecard with strong rounds.
Charlie Bull led the Zips after shooting just one-over par for the weekend and finished in eighth place. Cameron Simmons also had a good weekend, finishing tied for 32nd place.
Both teams will next be competing May 3 in the Mid-American Conference Championship at Longaberger Golf Course in Nashport.
• The University of Akron Zips (9-28, 6-9) defeated Bowling Green (13-20, 8-7) with a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon. Matt Rembielak led the way for Akron, as he had two singles and drove in two. Brady Stewart and Joey Havrilak also had two hits, with Stewart driving in a run and scoring a run.
Daulton Mosbarger earned the win for Akron, pitching two scoreless innings in relief. Matt LaRocca earned his third save of the season, pitching 2⅓ innings and giving up one and striking out three.
• Kent State (19-18) lost both games of a double-header against Buffalo on Sunday as they were swept by the Bulls (21-16) over the weekend.
In game one, Kent State fell to the host Bison by a score of 4-3 after giving up the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Sawyer Polen and Jason Bagoly each went 2-for-5 with a double.
The Flashes scored two in the ninth inning of game two, but were unable to complete the comeback as Buffalo held on for a 3-2 win.
• The Golden Flashes ended their mini-offensive slump on Sunday as they cruised to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Western Michigan Broncos (13-25, 4-8). Kent State (21-16-1, 11-5) is now in second place in the MAC East.
Kent State scored seven times in the second inning to take a commanding advantage that they would not surrender.
Freshman Michele Duffy had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run. Lauren Grimes also had two hits and two RBI.
• Despite ending a 13⅓ inning scoreless streak, the Akron Zips (18-22, 4-10) fell 4-2 to Ohio (23-22, 6-8) in eight innings.
Taryn Allmon extended her hit streak to six games as she went 2-for-3 with a triple. Erin Seiler struck out a career-high 11 batters in the loss.