After starting the series with an upset win over Miami on Friday, the University of Akron softball team dropped both ends of a Mid-American Conference doubleheader to the visiting RedHawks 16-5 and 11-3 on Senior Day.

After limiting the RedHawks to just three runs Friday, the Zips gave up 27 runs on 32 hits on Saturday afternoon.

Seven errors by UA (3-41-1, 2-19) also contributed to the lopsided defeats.

Seniors Cassie Gillespie and Caitlin Gambone contributed in their last home games. Gillespie recorded a single, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI, and Gambone singled twice, drove in one run and scored once.

Kent State softball

Kent State narrowly escaped with 4-3 and 2-1 road wins to complete a sweep of Bowling Green and clinch a spot in the MAC Tournament for a league-record 15th consecutive time.

The wins were the fifth and sixth in a row for the Golden Flashes, who have won 19 consecutive games over the Falcons. The wins also made the KSU seniors the winningest class in program history with 137 victories so far.

Holly Speers reached base in every at-bat, including drilling her 16th home run of the season. She also set the single-season school record for walks with 54.

KSU baseball

Kent State rallied from an early deficit to score four unanswered runs and beat host Toledo 4-2.