The University of Akron softball team completed its 2015 home schedule on Tuesday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep of Cleveland State.
The Zips (22-24) won the first game 6-5 and shut out the Vikings (21-24) 3-0 in the second game.
Senior Sara Pearson hit a two-run home run and senior Chelsea Wildey and sophomore Savannah Fruin each had an RBI single to lead the Zips in the first game. Wildey also had an RBI double, and senior Taryn Allmon had a sacrifice groundout to score sophomore Alyssa Nicholas.
Junior right-hander Erin Seiler won her 21st game of the season to set a career best in wins in the complete-game victory.
Freshman Caitlin Gambone hit a two-run triple, and senior Kellie Roudabush ended her home career with a run scored in the fifth inning to lead the Zips’ offense in the second game.
Pearson finished her last game in Akron with her first win of the season. She threw a complete game and struck out five for her second career shutout.
The Zips will end regular-season play at Ohio this weekend.
Redshirt senior Matt LaRocca hit a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 7-7 tie and lead the host University of Akron to a 9-7 win over Malone on Tuesday.
Following his game-winning single, LaRocca took to the mound and shut down the Pioneers to earn his eighth save of the season.
LaRocca had three RBI, and junior Billy Salem went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Zips.
Sophomore Evan Jensen threw two scoreless innings in relief to earn his first win of the season.
The Zips will travel to Youngstown State to play the Penguins at Eastwood Field at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• The Kent State baseball team split a home doubleheader with Oakland on Tuesday.
The Golden Flashes (24-18) won the first game 5-4 and dropped the second game 4-3 to the Grizzlies (8-29).
Sawyer Polen hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie and give the Flashes the win in the first game.
Dylan Rosa hit a two-run home run, and Tim DalPorto had an RBI double for the Golden Flashes in the first game.
The Flashes had an early 2-0 lead in the second game before the Grizzlies went ahead 4-2 in the sixth.
Rosa singled home Zarley Zalewski in the bottom of the sixth to bring Kent State within a run before being tagged out at second on a fielder’s choice to end the inning and the rally.