Flashes defeat Pittsburgh in 7 innings

Kurt Snyder

Kurt Eichorn slides into home plate during yesterday’s game against Pittsburgh. Kent State won 9-4 after the game was called off after 6 1/2 innings because of rain.

Credit: Andrew popik

The Kent State baseball team battled the rain and darkness to defeat Pittsburgh 9-4 in seven innings yesterday at Schoonover Stadium.

Junior center fielder Joe Tucker sparked the Flashes from the leadoff spot as he went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs. Junior catcher Kurt Eichorn added a solo home run, his team-leading seventh on the season. Sophomore shortstop Emmanuel Burriss added two hits along with Eichorn. Both he and Eichorn scored two runs.

The Flashes fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first but immediately responded by scoring eight of their nine runs in the first three innings. The game was highlighted by a five-run third inning for the Flashes.

—Kurt Snyder