Flashes record one hit, fall to Ohio State

Then a freshman, Kent State’s Kellie Abeska catches a pop fly during the Flashes 12-1 win at Akron on April 22, 2017. [FILE] 

Henry Palattella

The Kent State softball team (24-25) only managed to record one hit in their midweek contest against The Ohio State University (31-14), a game in which the Buckeyes won 3-0.

The Buckeyes’ offense came firing on all cylinders out of the game as they scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a two RBI double by junior Taylor White. Their other run came on a fifth-inning RBI single by sophomore Emily Clark. 

Kent State’s only hit came on the first at-bat of the game when junior Emily Dobbin hit a single. Ohio State pitcher Morgan Ray didn’t give up a hit the rest of the game, as the Flashes’ only base runners came on walks. 

Senior Janel Hayes started the game for the Flashes, giving up all three runs over six innings. Hayes struck out two, and didn’t allow a walk. 

The loss ended a six-game winning streak for Kent State, who returns to the Diamond At Dix this Friday when they welcome Bowling Green State University for a three-game weekend series.  

Henry Palattella is the sports editor, contact him at [email protected].