Despite only losing four conference games and finishing with an overall record of 38-16, the Ball State Cardinals were left out of the postseason last year because they fell to the eventual MAC Conference Champion Kent State in the second round of the tournament. Continue reading 2015 MAC Baseball Preview
Kent State dedicated the David and Peggy Edmonds Baseball and Softball Training Facility on Saturday afternoon. You can check out the new facility in the video below. Continue reading Kent State dedicates new Baseball and Softball Facility
Kentucky 4 Kent State 2
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thomas Bernal dropped a two-RBI double down the leftfield line to score the game-tying and go-ahead runs to cap a dramatic 4-2 comeback win for No. 22 Kentucky over Kent State, on a hot Saturday afternoon, in front of 2,258 at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading 2014 Louisville Regional: Day 2 Recap
Kansas 10 Kentucky 6
Louisville, Ky. – Three hours and 22 minutes of weather delays didn’t faze the Jayhawks as the Kansas baseball team beat Kentucky at its own game, 10-6, using its big-time offense to silence the Wildcats Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium in game one of the NCAA Louisville Regional.
Kansas (35-24) faced a 20 minute lightning delay prior to first pitch, an hour suspension of play with two outs in the first inning and then a two hour and two minute postponement in the bottom of the fifth to tack on an extra three hours and 22 minutes against Kentucky (35-24) in an already three hour and 14 minute contest.
“That was one of the most unusual games I’ve ever been involved in,” Kansas head coach Ritch Price said. “I don’t know if I’ve seen two delays as long as those two were, and I was really proud of the toughness our team showed and the competitiveness they showed to be able to fight through those delays and execute offensively.”
The Louisville Cardinals will host the Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks and the Kent State Golden Flashes this weekend as the Road to Omaha begins. Continue reading 2014 NCAA Regional Preview: Louisville
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – 2013 Regular Season Champion Kent State was picked to repeat as MAC East Division & Tournament Champions, the Mid-American Conference announced Wednesday. Ball State, last year’s MAC Tournament runner-up was picked to win the West Division. The Flashes garnered four votes to win this year’s MAC Tournament, while Ball State garnered three votes to win the Tournament crown and NCAA automatic bid. Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Toledo each received one vote to win the Tournament. The preseason poll was voted on by the league’s 12 Head Coaches. Continue reading 2014 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll
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Jeff Duncan, former associate head coach at Purdue, was named the new head baseball coach at Kent State on Tuesday, as announced by Kent State Director of Athletics, Joel Nielsen.
“One year removed from the College World Series, this head coaching position was very attractive and it was evident throughout the search,” said Nielsen. “In no particular order, we set out looking for someone that could coach and motivate our current players and incoming class, a dynamic recruiter, a person familiar with successful college baseball in the North, a serious commitment to academics and a good role model. Needless to say, we’re excited to introduce Jeff Duncan to the Kent State community, along with his wife Lauren and son Bryce, and I’m looking forward to building on our success. Kent State baseball is in good hands moving forward.” Continue reading Kent State names Jeff Duncan as Head Coach
Here are some of the top news stories around the College Baseball World for today. Continue reading Links from Around the Country for June 6th
The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Georgia is set to hire current Kent State coach Scott Stricklin as their next head coach. Stricklin has been with the Golden Flashes for the past nine years making five NCAA appearances, an appearance in the College World Series in 2012 while compiling a 350-188 overall record for a winning percentage of .651. Continue reading Georgia set to hire Kent State’s Scott Stricklin