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Softball takes on Akron

Miami University softball travels to Akron this weekend for a three-game series. The RedHawks and Zips first square off 3 p.m. Friday, then begin their doubleheader 1 p.m. Saturday. The 'Hawks are powered by senior Taylor Shuey, who leads the team with a battering average of .415. Last season, Miami swept the doubleheader against Akron, winning the games 1-0 and 3-2. Miami is 26-19 this season, while Akron is 26-20-1 overall.