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Kent State softball ranked No.2 in the MAC, starts season in Georgia

Amanda Levine Sports editor February 6, 2020

Kent State softball’s 2019 season ended in a 4-2 loss to Marshall University in the National Invitational Softball Championship. Despite a 28-26 finish to the season, the Flashes were picked No. 2 in...

Madi Huck hurls a pitch against Buffalo on April 21, 2018. The Flashes swept Buffalo in a three-game series, each win coming from the run-rule after five innings. 

Flashes dominate Buffalo in weekend sweep

Chad Flannery April 22, 2018

The Kent State softball team took the field this weekend with green ribbons in their hair to honor Cara Neumann, a fan of the team, who passed away earlier this year after losing her battle with cancer....

Kent State’s Madi Huck throws the ball to Hunter Brancifort at first base for the out during the Flashes 1-0 victory over Western Michigan on March 24, 2018.

Flashes conference struggles continue after weekend series loss against Miami

Chad Flannery April 14, 2018

Although all losses are tough, the close ones are always the toughest.“In the second game, we had a lot of opportunities in the last two innings of regulation and in extra innings,” Kent State coach...

Kent State sophomore pitcher Olivia Sborlini comes in for relief on March 24, 2018. The Flashes won the first game of the doubleheader against Western Michigan, 8-7, in extra innings.

Flashes back above .500 in MAC after series win at Ball State

Chad Flannery April 8, 2018

The phase of the game that has been the downfall of Kent State softball for most of the season was the key to the Flashes’ success this weekend.In her two appearances, sophomore pitcher Madi Huck shut...

Eric Oakley was hired as Kent States softball coach in June 2016. 

Kent State softball gears up for the playoff push

Chad Flannery April 4, 2018

As Kent State Softball approaches the homestretch of its regular season, coach Eric Oakley couldn’t be happier with where his team stands.“Of course there is always room for improvement, but I believe...

Kent State’s Madi Huck throws the ball to Hunter Brancifort at first base for the out during the Flashes 1-0 victory over Western Michigan on March 24, 2018.

Kent State softball falls to .500 in MAC play after series loss to Toledo

Chad Flannery April 1, 2018

Despite a prolific offensive weekend, the Kent State softball team was unable to turn the success at the plate into victories.Kent State went 30-for-86 on the weekend, posting a .349 team average, and...

Kent State senior shortstop Holly Speers smiles as she rounds the bases on her eighth home run of the season during Kent States 8-7 win over Western Michigan on March 24, 2018. Speers went 1-for-2 with nine walks on the weekend. 

Flashes open conference schedule with series win over Western Michigan

Cameron Hoover March 25, 2018

The Kent State (14-10, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) softball team started off its conference schedule with two dramatic wins over Western Michigan (14-13, 1-2 MAC) Saturday before falling to the Broncos...

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

Flashes head home after tough series loss in Happy Valley

Chad Flannery March 18, 2018

After a pair of tough losses, the Flashes are looking forward to coming back to Kent this week and enjoying some home-field advantage.“The most important thing for us this week is we are on our own field,”...

Kent State then-junior pitcher Ronnie Ladines pitches against University at Buffalo on April 23. The flashes won both games in their double header. 

Brownfield’s home run helps Flashes take season series from OU

By: Samantha Ross April 12, 2017

Sophomore Bailey Brownfield’s 11th inning home run was all the offense that the Kent State softball team (16-21, 6-6 Mid-American Conference) needed in their 1-0 victory over against Ohio University...

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