The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Emily Lippe (left) follows her foul ball alongside her teammates in the dugout during Kent States game against the University at Buffalo Apr. 25.

Softball takes mid-week series against Buffalo

Nico Crespo, Reporter April 26, 2023

The Kent State softball team took the midweek series against Buffalo, winning back-to-back series for the first time on the year. In game one, freshman Macy Irelan pitched seven innings, allowing just...

Toledo University fifth year Anna Dixon scrambles to reach a safe base as Kent State sophomore Savannah Wing and redshirt senior Alexandria Whitmore cut her off between second and third during the double header on April 15, 2023.

Softball plays on Devine Diamond for first time

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 19, 2023

On March 24, 2022, Director of Athletics Randale Richmond announced the plans to renovate Kent State’s softball team’s field. Last Friday, the Flashes finally played on the new Devine Diamond, named...

Kent State sophomore Jess Dodd steps up to batter during the final game of the double header against Toledo on April 15, 2023.

Softball loses two at newly renovated field

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 17, 2023

Kent State softball lost its fourth straight series against a Mid-American Conference team this season, falling two games to none against Toledo.  The  Rockets won both games against the Flashes with...

Diamond at Dix renovations underway

Diamond at Dix renovations underway

Jacob Brooks, Reporter March 13, 2023

Diamond at the Dix, home of Kent State’s softball team, is undergoing a massive renovation. Previously, the mix of natural and turf surface meant an uneven field and it would often get muddy when...

Softball goes 1-4 over weekend; earns big win over Pittsburgh

Jacob Hansen, Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Kent State’s softball team lost three of its four games in the Thundering Herd Round Robin, earning its only victory against the University of Pittsburgh. “It was a big win on a lot of different...

Winless in Charlotte: softball drops five in Queen City Classic

Josh Aponte, Reporter March 2, 2023

The Kent State softball team went 0-5 in the Queen City Classic last week in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Flashes relied on the offense, bringing in a total of 14 runs over the five game stretch....

Softball bounces back, winning four-straight

Joshua Aponte, Reporter February 23, 2023

After starting the season 0-5, the Kent State softball team went undefeated in its four games over the weekend against Niagara and the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country. The Flashes overall...

Softball faces early struggles at Texas State tournament

Joshua Aponte, Reporter February 15, 2023

The Kent State softball team fell to an early 0-5 record after taking place in the Texas State Tournament this weekend. The Flashes struggled to bring in runs over the course of the weekend, scoring...

Kent State redshirt senior Andrea Scali pitches during the first game of the doubleheader on April 30, 2022.

Softball out-hits Buffalo but falls in two-game series Tuesday 

Isabella Schreck, Reporter May 6, 2022

The Kent State softball team totaled three more hits than the competition in its series at Buffalo Tuesday. But the Flashes could not manage to score in either of their two games against the Bulls,...

Kent State junior Julia Mazanec throws the ball back to the pitcher on April 30, 2022.

Softball falls to Western Michigan despite strong pitching performances

Isabella Schreck, Reporter May 3, 2022

All three games in the Kent State softball team’s weekend series against Western Michigan came down to pitching performance. “We were evenly matched,” coach Eric Oakley said. “It was just two...

Kent State graduate student Madyson Cole breaks for home base.

Brownfield’s grand slam gives softball its fourth MAC series win this season

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 29, 2022

The score was 1-1 with bases loaded for the Kent State softball team in the top of the sixth inning against Akron. Then fifth-year utility player Brenna Brownfield hit her first grand slam of her college...

Kent State senior Brooklyn Whitt goes for a bunt.

Softball scores most runs in two seasons against Toledo, wins series 2-1

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 25, 2022

The Kent State softball team defeated Toledo by nine points in Saturday’s second game, its second offensive explosion of the day after scoring seven points in game one. But in the final game of the...

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