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Freshman Kolton Schaller is congratulated by coach Jeff Duncan as he passes third base April 30, 2023.

New lineup, same goals: Baseball wants it all this season

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2024

Last season, Kent State baseball suffered a heartbreaker in the Mid-American Conference championship against Ball State, but coach Jeff Duncan said the loss on a grand slam only made them stronger.  This...

Freshman Kolton Schaller is congratulated by coach Jeff Duncan as he passes third base April 30, 2023.

Baseball’s Jeff Duncan earns extension after posting program-high 24 MAC wins

John Hilber, Reporter August 30, 2023

Randale L. Richmond, Kent State’s Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, announced Wednesday baseball coach Jeff Duncan’s contract would be extended through the 2027 season. "Coach...

‘Every run mattered today’: Baseball’s winning streak reaches eight games

Jacob Shondel, Reporter April 19, 2023

Kent State’s baseball team ranks first in batting average (.307), hits (391) and stolen bases (88) in the Mid-American Conference.  Wednesday, inside Schoonover Stadium, the Flashes defeated Tiffin...

Outfielder Josh Johnson, a then-senior, swings at the ball during a game against Akron on April 15, 2023.

Baseball sweeps its way to the top of the MAC standings

Jacob Shondel, Reporter April 17, 2023

Kent State’s baseball outscored Akron in their weekend series, 35-9, en route to a three-game sweep.  The Flashes, who now sit at the top of the Mid-American Conference at 12-3, have an overall record...

Baseball sweeps weekend series as coach Duncan gets 300th win

Jacob Shondel, Reporter April 10, 2023

Kent State’s baseball team traveled to Bowling Green, losing five of its last seven games and 8-9 on the road going into the weekend Mid-American Conference matchup with the Falcons.  Over the weekend,...

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...

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