Baseball and softball both in action over weekend

Red-shirt senior right hand pitcher Eli Martin pitches a strike against a player from Youngstown State University Wednesday April 13, 2016. The Flashes would go on to win 5-2.

Erik Svesson

Baseball

The Kent State baseball team won all three of its opening weekend games against Belmont University.

Friday, in the first game of the season for Kent State, the team shut out Belmont 15-0. The Flashes recorded nine runs in the first eight innings and finished the game with another six runs in the ninth.

Among the six runs of the final inning, Dom Iero hit a grand slam, giving Kent State its final four runs.

Saturday, Kent State shut out Belmont once more, winning 3-0. The Flashes recorded one run in the fifth inning, and added two more runs in the ninth.

In the final game of the weekend, Kent State (3-0) won 5-4. The Flashes began the final inning down 1-3. The team recorded four runs in the top of the ninth, passing Belmont for the first time. In the bottom of the ninth, Belmont scored one run. However, Kent State held its lead, ending the game and the weekend.

Softball

The Kent State softball team went 1-3 during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. The Flashes played four different teams over the course of the weekend.

Friday, Kent State first defeated the University of San Diego (3-5) by a score of 6-2, with San Diego’s two runs coming in the first inning.

The Flashes split the day, losing the second game 4-3 to University of Oregon (8-0).

The games scheduled for Saturday were postponed to Sunday due to rain and Kent State’s game against University of Arkansas — originally scheduled for Sunday — was cancelled.

On Sunday, Kent State first faced Saint Mary’s College of California (4-6), who shut them out by a score of 4-0.

The final game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to time constraints, with Kent losing to University of California-Berkeley (7-1) with a final score of 8-7, a game that ended their weekend.

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