CHARLESTON, S.C. – A two-run fourth and three-run fifth were enough for Kent State to defeat the Charleston Southern baseball team Tuesday night 9-1 from CSU Ballpark.
Ben Carew and Michael Turner each had a pair of hits for the Golden Flashes (2-5) and Kyle Horton and Brooks Bryan each had two hits for CSU (2-6), but runs in the fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth innings were enough for the Kent State win.
Horton also stole his first two bases of the season in the loss while senior outfielder Jack DeLongchamps scored his second run of the 2019 campaign.
Senior lefty Cody Maw (0-1) took the loss tossing 5.0 innings while Zach Schultz (1-1) pitched 5.0 scoreless innings for the Golden Flashes and win. Maw also struck out five Kent State batters on the night and was followed by a three-strikeout performance from Eddie Hiott over three innings and a scoreless ninth from Logan Adams.
How They Scored
- Kent State pushed across the first two runs of the night on a sacrifice fly from Pavin Parks and solo home run by Patrick Ferguson in the fourth.
- The Golden Flashes added three-more in the fifth on four-straight hits capped by a two-run double from Michael Turner to make it a 5-0 ballgame.
- Kent State added one more in the seventh on a throwing error on a steal attempt for a 6-0 lead.
- The Bucs responded with their lone run of the night after getting two men on the corners with nobody down. After two outs, Litchfield reached on a throwing error by the third baseman allowing DeLongchamps to race home.
- Kent State added their final three runs in the eighth, all unearned to push it to a 9-1 score where it would hold to the final out.
News and Notes
- Freshman outfielder was a bright spot in the lineup collecting two hits and his first two steals of the season batting in the No. 2 hole.
- Fellow freshman catcher Brooks Bryan added a two-hit night and collected his first extra-base hit on a double down the left field line.
- Eddie Hiott tossed 3.0 innings of relief for his longest appearance of the season striking out three and allowing four runs, but all four came unearned.
CSU heads to Lexington for a neutral site matchup against Wofford Wednesday night at Lexington County Ballpark to finish their midweek. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.