KENT, Ohio – Kent State scored in its first five innings to hand the Miami University baseball team a 13-4 loss on Saturday.
The setback drops the RedHawks to 13-20 overall and 4-7 in the Mid-American Conference.
Zarley Zalewski’s RBI single in the first inning put the Golden Flashes on top 1-0. In the second, Alex Miklos hit a two-run triple and came around to score on a passed ball. KSU added three more runs in the third on Jeff Revesz’ RBI single, a run scoring double play ball and Sawyer Polen’s RBI single to put the RedHawks down 7-0.
Miami got on the board in the top of the fourth as John Crummy hit an RBI double to right center field. A Max Andresen RBI groundout drew the Red and White closer still at 7-2 through three and a half innings.
The Golden Flashes tacked on four more in the bottom of the frame with Cody Koch tripling in a run and scoring on T.J. Sutton’s RBI single. Revesz closed the scoring in the frame by hitting a two-run homer. KSU finished its scoring by plating two unearned runs in the fifth on a Miami error and a Koch sacrifice fly, digging MU into a 13-2 deficit after five innings.
MU added a run on Crummy’s RBI groundout in the fifth and a wild pitch plated Chad Sedio in the seventh to cap the scoring.
Nathan Williams dropped to 2-5 on the season after allowing 11 runs (10 earned) in 3.1 innings, snapping an impressive four-start streak where he posted a 2.30 ERA. Dan Walsh posted a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
The RedHawks and Golden Flashes conclude their series on Sunday. First pitch is at 1 p.m.