Beacon Journal staff

Kent State split a doubleheader with Penn State on Wednesday at the Diamond at Dix, smacking 14 hits in the opener and needing just one out in the bottom of the fifth, before the run rule took effect in an 11-3 win.


Alex Marcantonio and Mary Holt drove in two runs each.


Freshman Emma Johnson went all five innings to earn her 14th win of the year, giving up three runs, 10 hits, walked one and struck out eight.


Kent State had just two hits in a 9-0 shutout in the second game, which was also five innings.