Kent State beat Toledo 6-3 on Friday to advance to the semi≠finals of the Mid-American Conference baseball tournament in Avon.

Dylan Rosa homered, Pete Schuler had an RBI double and Dom Iero had a two-run single for the Golden Flashes.

The Flashes (37-17) will play Ohio at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Track and field

University of Akron sophomore Matthew Ludwig finished fourth in the menís pole vault at the East Preliminary in Lexington, Ky., on Friday to qualify for the NCAA championships.

Ludwig cleared 17-6Ĺ to punch his ticket to Eugene, Ore. Nikki Manson also qualified in the womenís high jump, and Kent Stateís Danniel Thomas qualified in the womenís discus.