Baseball goes to .500

By Forrest Dukes, sports-editor@buchtilite.com

Akron goes out of conference for mid-week action where UA split the games against Marshall and Dayton.

The first mid-week out of conference clash was against the Thundering Herd of Marshall (11-24). This game was Akron’s the entire time, as the Zips finished with a 7-0 score. Collecting the win from the mound was Josh Davis who is 3-2 for the season in pitching, allowing no runs and only three hits through the six innings he pitched. Davis also faced 22 batters. He struck out eight of them and walked one. Also, out of the 85 pitches Davis threw, 57 were strikes.

The Zips batted an average of .300 with Matt Larocca being .750 from the plate as well as scoring two runs for the Zips. Derek Carmichael finished the game with three RBIs while Gerrad Rohan lead the team with three runs in their route to victory over Marshall.

On Wednesday, they faced the Flyers of Dayton (11-24) and lost a heartbreaker 2-1. Akron started the game with an early score from a Joey Havrilak RBI that sent Mamarella to home for the run. The score sat unchanged until the seventh inning when Dayton collected two runs of their own and snatched the lead and the victory from the visiting Zips.

Dayton out-hit UA 8-4 and had an upsetting batting average of .143 as a team. Lapiana recorded the loss as a pitcher and still remains winless in the season at 0-3. During the six innings where he pitched Lapiana had five hits and two strikeouts.

This weekend the Zips welcome Miami (OH) to Lee R. Jackson field. The games have been scheduled with game one being Friday, April 17 at 4 p.m. and the remaining two starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Come out and support your Zips as they take on the RedHawks (6-25,4-8) throughout this weekend’s action.