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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State junior Payton Pennington batts during the game on April 24, 2022.

Baseball splits weekend series with Miami after awaking from offensive slump

Jacob Hansen, Reporter April 25, 2022

The Kent State baseball team struggled to produce runs in its first two games against Miami, but a surge of offense in the last two led KSU to a series split. The Flashes are now 15-20 overall and 10-12...

Golden Flashes Baseball play Central Michigan Universitys Chippewas on March 11, 2022. Sophomore Aidan Longwell is up to bat.

Kent State splits weekend series against Bowling Green

Jacob Hansen, Reporter April 11, 2022

Kent State’s baseball team shifts the momentum with back-to-back walk-off victories in the final two games to split the series with Bowling Green. Kent State is now 12-14 on the year and 7-7 in the...

High expectations: Kent State baseball prepares for 2020 season

Nick Pedone Sports reporter February 13, 2020

Kent State’s baseball team has packed its bags and successfully arrived in Florida, beyond eager to start the 2020 season.Last season, the team finished 30-24 overall and had an impressive 17-8 record...

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...

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 senior Jared Skolnicki winds up for a pitch during the Flashes 7-2 win over Miami (OH) to advance to the MAC Championship. Skolnicki struck out eight Redhawks in 8 2/3 innings.

Skolnicki dominates, Flashes advance to MAC Championship

Breanna Horn May 25, 2018

The Kent State baseball team’s patience and loaded pitching staff paid off for the Flashes on Friday, as starter Jared Skolnicki threw 8 2/3 stellar innings in their 7-2 win over Miami (OH) at Sprenger...

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. 

Flashes cool off after early innings, four-game win streak snapped

Ian Kreider May 1, 2018

The Kent State baseball started Tuesday’s game at Wright State in unfamiliar territory, down, 2-0, after the first inning in an opposing stadium against a team they had not played since March 26, 2014.Kent...

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 Mason Mamarella swings at a pitch against Canisius on April 11, 2018. The Flashes held off a furious ninth-inning comeback from the Griffins to win, 13-11. [FILE]

Five Flashes pitchers dominate Canisius in bounce-back win

Ian Kreider April 24, 2018

Where Kent State struggled to close the door twice in last weekend's series loss against Ohio, the Flashes responded Tuesday by dominating early and keeping their intensity up for nine innings in a 10-1...

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.

Kent State completes season sweep of Pitt with shutout win

Ian Kreider April 18, 2018

There have been two constants during this spring in Ohio: sporadic weather and the Kent State baseball team winning games.Today it was more of the latter as the Flashes secured their seventh straight win...

Senior Mason Mamarella swings at a pitch against Canisius on April 11, 2018. The Flashes held off a furious ninth-inning comeback from the Griffins to win, 13-11. [FILE]

Flashes hold off late Canisius rally, extend win streak to three games

Ian Kreider April 11, 2018

Kent State was ahead, 13-7, heading into the top of the ninth inning; it appeared the Flashes were going to coast to their eighth win in the last 10 games.Canisius had other plans.The Griffins (17-13,...

Kent State junior Josh Hollander throws from second to first for the out on March 25, 2018. The Flashes lost to Ball State, 7-2.

Offensive explosions lead Kent State to series win over Central Michigan

Ian Kreider April 8, 2018

Kent State scored eight or more runs in two of their three wins over Western Michigan the previous weekend, and that offensive efficiency only improved when they took on Central Michigan.The Flashes combined...

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