Baseball Drops Double-Header At Kent State
May 10, 2011
KENT, Ohio -- The Xavier baseball team fell to 25-24 on the season as they dropped two games at No. 30 Kent State Tuesday afternoon. KSU took game one 3-0 and rallied to defeat XU in game two 3-2.
GAME ONE RECAP
Kent State used the long ball to earn a 3-0 win over Xavier in the first game of Tuesday's double-header. All three of KSU's runs came via the homerun and a solid outing from Golden Flashes' pitching staff held off the Musketeers.
Brennen Glass was credited with the win in four innings of shutout action. Kyle McMillen earned the save in one inning on the mound.
Senior Brian Muransky fell to 3-3 on the season with the loss. The XU starter pitched five innings and gave up just one run on the day.
KSU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a solo homerun by Travis Shaw. The Golden Flashes added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer by catcher Travis Lyon.
GAME TWO RECAP
Xavier took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning of game two. Senior center fielder John McCambridge drove in Joey Noble with a RBI single to center field to tie the game at one run apiece. Ben Thomas gave XU the 2-1 lead with an RBI ground-out to second that brought home Matt Kleifges.
However, the Flashes rallied in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs to take the 3-2 win.
Sophomore Seth Willoughby fell to 1-4 as he was pegged with the loss.
The Musketeers will return to action this weekend as they host Atlantic 10 rival George Washington in a three-game series beginning Friday at 3 p.m.