Flashes' Offense Slowed Down by Rain
OXFORD, Ohio - Just when it looked like Kent State's offense was about to heat up, more rain came and eventually ended the game early in Miami's 4-0 victory Saturday. The contest originally started at 2 p.m., and after three different rain delays, was finally called seven and-a-half hours later in the top of the sixth.
"Early in the game, we were hitting the ball well, just right at people," Head Coach Karen Linder said. "And we started to put hits together right when the rain came."
Both sides were held scoreless in the first two innings, before rain forced a delay of nearly four hours.
Starting pitcher Lauren McNeil did not allow a run in the first three innings, before a few breaks did not go her way in the fourth. The RedHawks beat out two infield hits and took advantage of two KSU errors in the fourth.
Another infield error contributed to two more Miami runs in the fifth.
Following singles by Abbey Ledford and Jess Carmichael, the Flashes had two runners on with one out in the top of the sixth and Beth Cinadr at the plate, before more rain halted play once again.
The two teams planned on taking the field again around 9:30 p.m., but the rain returned once more and the umpires had seen enough.
The Golden Flashes (16-22, 6-4 MAC) and RedHawks (23-18, 6-7) will play again Sunday at 1 p.m.