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Former Kent State pitcher Eli Kraus delivers a pitch against Buffalo at Schoonover Stadium on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Kent State won 9-1.

Pitching Coach Mike Birkbeck helps players at baseball and life

John Conley September 8, 2019

Legendary Kent State pitching coach Mike Birkbeck, former player Eli Kraus said, has a style “you won’t understand until you’re on a team that Birkbeck coaches.”“When you come to Kent, you’re...

Kent State third baseman Pavin Parks swings Friday during the Flashes 7-2 win over Miami (OH). Kent State won their 12th MAC Championship Saturday with a 14-0 win over the Redhawks. 

Four Flashes selected in MLB Draft

Ariel Stahler June 6, 2018

Four members of the Kent State baseball team were selected during the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. Pitchers Joey Murray and Austin Havekost were drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays, while the San Diego...

The Kent State baseball team jumps on top of senior pitcher Eli Kraus following the Flashes 14-0 win in the MAC Championship game on May 27, 2018. Kraus threw a two-hit complete game shutout, striking out 12. 

Flashes pummel Miami (OH) for 12th MAC Championship

Cameron Hoover May 26, 2018

The Kent State baseball team rode an impressive pitching performance from Eli Kraus and took advantage of plenty of pitching miscues from Miami (OH) en route to its 12th MAC Championship with an 14-0 win...

Kent State starting pitcher Jared Skolnicki throws a pitch to a Pittsburgh batter during the Flashes 2-0 win over Pittsburgh on April 18, 2018. Kent State swept the two-game season series against the Panthers.

Flashes win fourth straight after weekend sweep at Toledo

Ian Kreider April 29, 2018

 The Kent State baseball team sent a message the past week after a series loss at home last weekend to Ohio.Kent State (28-12, 13-5 Mid-American Conference) has outscored its opponents, 30-7, in the last...

Senior Brad Hamilton heads toward first base after a base hit during the second game of Kent States doubleheader against Northern Illinois on April 13, 2018. The Flashes won the game, 7-2. 

Gems from Murray and Kraus lead Flashes to home sweep over Northern Illinois

Ian Kreider April 14, 2018

Pitching has been the great mystery for the Kent State baseball team all season long.The Flashes have struggled to put together a string of quality pitching performances for most of the season. That was...

Kent State reliever John Matthews releases a pitch during the Flashes 7-2 loss to Ball State on March 25, 2018. 

Flashes lose first MAC series at home since 2015

Ian Kreider March 25, 2018

The Kent State bullpen struggled two out of the three games this weekend against Ball State, as the Flashes lost their first Mid-American Conference home series since 2015. The Flashes’ relievers allowed...

Kent State second baseman Greg Lewandoski tags out a would-be base stealer from Youngstown State during the Flashes 7-2 victory on March 20, 2018. 

Flashes coast to home opener win over Youngstown State

Ian Kreider March 20, 2018

Kent State had an unusual start to Tuesday’s home opener, falling behind, 2-0, to Youngstown State after two innings.Prior to the game, the Flashes (10-6) had led after the first inning in six of their...

Flashes junior LHP Eli Kraus winds up for a pitch during the first round game of the MAC Tournament on Wed., May 25, 2017.

Kraus pitches shutout in first round MAC tournament win

Will Kovach May 24, 2017

Although rainy, the day belonged to the Flashes Wednesday, as the baseball team won its first game of the Mid-American Conference Tournament with a 7-0 shutout against University of Toledo.When Kent State...

Sophomore Pitcher Andy Ravel pitching a ball against a Ball State University batter. The Flashes won 11 to 7. April 12, 2015.

Kent baseball looking to get healthy before upcoming season

Shayla Pierce July 28, 2015

Getting through four years as a college athlete with no injuries can be a big challenge. Whether the injury is minor or something more major, it is something that is normally inevitable.Coming off of a...

Catcher Tim DalPorto gets a hit during Kent States 5-4 win over Oakland University at Schoonover Stadium on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The Flashes lost the second game against Oakland, 4-3, dropping their record to 24-18 overall.

Kent State splits series doubleheaders against Oakland University

Andrew Bugel April 29, 2015

The Kent State baseball team (24-18, 11-7 Mid-American Conference) played a special doubleheader versus Oakland University on Tuesday, as the games were shortened to seven innings apiece and were free...

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