Kent State Baseball Shut Out In Series Opener At Central Michigan
Sutton, Miklos lead Golden Flashes with two hits apiece in loss to Chippewas.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The Kent State baseball team was dealt a 3-0 loss to interdivision foe Central Michigan Friday (April 20) in the Mid-American Conference weekend series opener at Theunissen Stadium.
The Golden Flashes (21-16, 10-3 MAC) were shut out for the first time since a 5-0 loss at Texas on June 6, 2011, in the 2011 NCAA Championship Austin Regional.
Senior right-handed pitcher Zach Cooper set the tone for the victory for the Chippewas (17-22, 7-6 MAC), firing his second complete-game shutout of the 2012 season. He fanned 13 while walking just one and scattering four hits to improve to 4-3 on the mound this season. He did not surrender an extra-base hit.
Kent State senior southpaw ace David Starn (Hudson, Ohio) was tagged with the pitching defeat, falling to 4-3. He fanned six in six innings of work. Redshirt freshman right-handed reliever Josh Pierce (Avon, Ohio) pitched two shutout innings, striking out two.
Central Michigan senior left fielder Sam Russell led all hitters with two doubles, a single and two runs scored. Junior shortstop Jordan Dean contributed two base hits.
Kent State looks to even the series Saturday (April 20) at 2 p.m.