Saturday, June 30, 2012
Stow-Munroe Falls High School graduate, Brian Clark, talks about baseball struggles, awesome support from the community and what's next.
The Kent State University baseball team made it to Omaha, Neb., home of College World Series. It was the first appearance in the history of the program. In fact, it’s the first time the team has made it past the regional level. After a slow start to the season, the Golden Flashes got hot and won 21 games in a row, the longest winning streak in college baseball. That ended in their second game of the super regionals when the University of Oregon won, but it made for an even more exciting walk-off single in the ninth inning to win the series and head to the world series, where they would beat Florida State University, the No. 1 team in the nation. Perhaps the best part of this Cinderella story is that the 34-player roster is that 27 of them …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Kent State Golden Flashes received standing ovations during a celebration Thursday night for their run in the College World Series.
About 400 fans, including some from Stow, came to congratulate the Kent State University baseball team on a job well done Thursday night at the univeristy grand ballroom. "You put Kent on the map for another good thing, and that's what it's all about," said Kent mayor Jerry Fiala, adding the team's season was a victory for everyone. Fiala proclaimed June 28, 2012 to be Kent State University baseball day. State Rep. Kathleen Clyde presented the team with a letter from the Ohio Statehouse, and Emilio Ferrara presented the team with a resolution from the university's board of trustees. Head coach Scott Stricklin of Stow said a baseball organizer once told him if the team won in Eugene OR, they would likely head straight to Omaha, NB, for …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Kent State and its roster of local players competes against South Carolina at 8 p.m. on ESPN
UPDATED 6/21: Kent State Falls to South Carolina, Ending College World Series Run. The Kent State University baseball team won its first game in the College World Series against Florida, the nation's top ranked team in the tournament. The 5-4 win Monday night kept the Golden Flashes in Omaha, NE, where they will play two-time defending national champion South Carolina. But the cinderella story of a Mid-American Conference school isn't the only reason to watch the Golden Flashes tonight. Several of the players are from or near northeast Ohio Patch towns: Wednesday night's game should air on ESPN, but there was a weather delay. If the Flashes win, they will play Thursday. If the Flashes lose, they will be eliminated.