Five Kent State players were chosen in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, bringing the total to six.
Pitcher Michael Clark, shortstop Jimmy Rider, pitcher Ryan Bores, shortstop/designated hitter Nick Hamilton and catcher David Lyon joined pitcher David Starn, who was chosen by the Atlanta Braves in the seventh round Tuesday.
Clark, a left-hander, was chosen in the 20th round by the Houston Astros, Rider in the 26th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bores in the 27th round by the Texas Rangers, Hamilton in the 35th round by the Indians and Lyon in the 34th round by the Rangers.
The University of Akron basketball team is one of eight that have been selected to participate in the 2012 five-hour ENERGY Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Zips will be joined by Massachusetts, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Providence, Tennessee and UNC-Asheville for games on Nov. 15, 16 and 18.
“This will be a tremendous challenge for our program,” University of Akron coach Keith Dambrot said. “The field is full of very talented teams that are well-coached, which should make for some great basketball.”
Track and field
Kent State’s Cheryl Carlisle and Sara Oczypok finished 21st and 24th, respectively, in the women’s javelin throw at the NCAA championships.
Carlisle, a sophomore, had a best throw of 145 feet, 5 inches. Oczypok, a junior, topped at 140-4. Champion Brittany Borman of Oklahoma had a winning throw of 184-7.
KSU freshman Jacklyn Leppelmeier will compete in the hammer throw today and graduate Penina Acayo will compete in the triple jump Saturday. University of Akron senior Eric Hubbard will compete in the hammer throw Friday.
— Staff report