SOFTBALL

Bobcats beat Zips

9-4 in MAC game

An explosive seven-run fifth inning broke the game open and helped visiting Ohio capture a 9-4 Mid-American Conference win over the University of Akron in a series opener Friday afternoon.

The Zips (8-23-2, 2-10) outhit the Bobcats 8-7, but Ohio's seven hits produced all nine runs and Akron left six runners on base.

With the Zips trailing 9-0 entering the home half of the fifth, Kayla Wulf tried to spur a comeback. The sophomore doubled in UA's first run of the game in the fifth and then blasted a solo home run to left field in the seventh, but the nine-run deficit was too much to overcome.

KSU's Andrea Scali

shuts out Miami 3-0

Redshirt freshman Andrea Scali registered her sixth shutout of the season as Kent State earned a 3-0 MAC win over visiting Miami.

Scali (13-6) pitched all seven innings for the Golden Flashes (18-18, 8-2), allowing just three hits with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Offensively, the Brownfield sisters gave Scali the support she needed. Bailey Brownfield doubled in a run in the third inning before being driven in by sister Brenna's single up the middle. Brenna added a second RBI in the fifth on an infield single to short.

 

BASEBALL

Kent State clobbers

Central Michigan 10-4

Three home runs plated seven runs as Kent State secured a 10-4 MAC victory over Central Michigan at Schoonover Stadium.

Redshirt sophomore Alex Ronnebaum smacked the ball all over the yard, drilling two home runs and a double with five RBI and two runs scored, for the Golden Flashes (14-17, 4-4). Kent State catcher Michael Turner added a solo blast in the sixth inning to account for the final score.