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Kent State Softball Honors Seniors

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KENT, Ohio – The Kent State softball team honored its three senior student-athletes prior to first pitch against rival Akron on Sunday at Devine Diamond.

Although multiple lightning delays caused the game to become official, Emily Lippe, Julia Mazanec And Alexandria Whitmore were recognized prior to the game and enjoyed a special moment as each member of the senior class caught a ceremonial first pitch thrown by their father.

All three ended their careers with multiple entries in the Golden Flashes’ record book.

Lippe goes down as one of the most powerful hitters in school history, hitting 32 home runs, which ranks fifth all-time. Lippe is eighth in career RBIs (99), slugging percentage (.524) and walks (69).

Mazanec had a monster senior season with a .391 batting average, 59 hits and 40 runs scored and ranks among the top-10 all-time leaders in every category.

Whitmore hit seven triples in her final season in blue and gold, tying the single-season record. She finished with 11 for her career, which ranks fourth all-time.

Kent State ends its first season of the Jessica O’Donnell era with a record of 26-23 and made major offensive improvements. The Flashes recorded the second-highest slugging percentage (.457) in program history, the fourth-highest batting average (.302) and the fourth-most hits (403).

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