Baseball nets two wins against Western Carolina

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Austin Mariasy

Freshman catcher Pete Schuler slides into home on Wednesday April 20, 2016. Kent beat Penn State 10-9.

Erik Svensson

The Kent State baseball team scored two wins and one loss this past weekend at Western Carolina University.

The Flashes lost 10-2 to Western Carolina Friday. In the first three innings, Western Carolina created a five-run lead, to which Kent State did not catch up. The Flashes’ two runs were driven in from senior Luke Burch and sophomore Josh Hollander.

Saturday, Kent State beat Western Carolina 16-10. The Flashes scored 10 runs in the third inning, creating a lead that the team held on to. Six different Flashes hit home runs in the victory and the team was led by senior Dom Iero, who had four hits and three runs.

Sunday, Kent defeated Western Carolina 2-1. The Flashes’ two runs were scored by sophomore Pete Schuler and junior Nick Kanavas in the second and third innings, giving the team a lead Western Carolina (8-11) was unable to catch up to.

Kent State (11-6) will next play University of Pittsburgh (7-8) at home on Tuesday.

Erik Svensson is a sports reporter, contact him at [email protected]