Defending champion Kent State (608) holds a 5-shot advantage over Toledo after the second round Saturday of the 2012 MAC Womenís Golf Championship at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Ind.

The Golden Flashes shot 307 for a two-day total of 608 as first round leader Ball State fell to third with a 322.

Erin Hawe, Mercedes Germino amd Shamira Marshall are in second, third and tied for fourth place, respectively, with scores of 149, 150 and 153.

Akron climbed one spot higher to fourth place with the third-best team score of the day of 318 and a 36-hole tally of 634 (+58).

Three of the five Zipsí players sit inside the top-25, led by Katie Jenior with a 3-over 75 and moved her up in a tie for seventh place with a two-day total of 155.

Kristen Hill and Amanda Butler are both in a tie for 16th place with identical two-round scores of 159.

The final round is today.

Akron track and field

University of Akron senior Tyshaun Peoples grabbed the spotlight Friday in the long jump at the Penn Relays. Peoples went 25 feet, 6ľ inches and posted a top-10 mark nationally while finishing third overall. Daryl Baptiste had a first-place finish in the college division of the long jump with a leap of 24-6Ĺ.

JíLani Pryce placed 23rd in the championship division of the 400-meter hurdles in 53.97 seconds. Martel Durant, tied for fifth in the college division of the high jump at 6-60.75.

At the Triton Invitational on the campus of UC San Diego, Brittany Funk placed 14th in the hammer throw on the strength of a mark of 178-1 while Alexis Cooks finished 20th with a toss of 162-4.

Kent State baseball

Kent State shortstop Jimmy Rider had two hits and drove in three of the teamís four runs as the Golden Flashes defeated Western Michigan 4-0 Saturday at Schoonover Stadium.

Second baseman Derek Toadvine scored two runs with a hit and walk.

KSU starter Ryan Bores (5-2) pitched the first six innings, giving up four hits, no walks and striking out four.

Brian Clark pitched 2? innings, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out three to earn his third save.

The teams wrap up the three-game series at 1 p.m. today at Schoonover.

Akron baseball

The University of Akronís game against Central Michigan at Lee Jackson Field was postponed, and the Zips and the Chippewas will play a doubleheader at 12:30 p.m. today. The Zips (17-25, 10-6) are looking to win their second series in a row after downing CMU 7-0 in the series opener on Friday.

Akron softball

Akron dropped the first game of a two-game Mid-American Conferenceseries at Central Michigan, falling 6-1 on Saturday.

The Zips (20-28, 4-13) committed five errors in the game en route to falling to 1-2 on the road trip.

Kellie Roudabush drove in the only run for Akron, a solo shot in the top of the seventh inning.

ó Staff report