SOFTBALL

Zips muster one hit in loss

Akron junior Adrian Smith pitched her third consecutive complete game and sixth overall this season, but the Zips managed just one hit in a 3-0 Mid-American Conference loss to host Toledo on Friday.

Smith pitched six innings and allowed three runs on 10 hits. She struck out four and walked two.

Junior Macky Mitchiner's third-inning double was the lone hit for Akron (7-20-2, 1-7).

Flashes rally for win

Kent State rallied for a MAC road win by scoring five runs in the sixth inning to complete a 5-2 comeback over host Western Michigan.

The Golden Flashes (14-18, 4-2) fell behind immediately by giving up a run in the first inning, but starter Andrea Scali kept the Broncos (10-15, 2-2) off the board for the next five innings to keep the Flashes in the game.

Scali (10-6) allowed just three hits, struck out 12 to match a career high, and didn't walk a batter in seven innings.

Brenna Brownfield sparked the sixth-inning rally for KSU, doubling home Brooklyn Whitt and Kennadie Goth. Two batters later, Alexis Taube singled home another run before Maria Cegledy finished the comeback with a two-run single.

 

BASEBALL

Kent State notches home win

Kent State scored nine runs on 12 hits to get back to its winning ways in the MAC with a 9-5 home victory over Western Michigan.

Freshman Justin Kirby was the catalyst for the Golden Flashes, driving in two runs with a two-out double down the left field line to score Pete Schuler and Cam Touchette in the first inning.

Kirby then began the scoring in a five-run third inning by slapping a single to center field to score Schuler and give Kent State a 3-1 lead.

Kian O'Brien and Alex Ronnebaum each drilled a home run for the Flashes to cap the scoring.