The Kent State baseball team continued their winning ways on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Marshall 13-2.
Freshman Ryan Mace improved to 2-1 this season, giving up only two solo home runs in five innings of work with two strikeouts. “Ryan was outstanding," said Stricklin. "He was ahead in the count and he threw a lot of pitches for strikes. He threw only 63 pitches in five innings of work. He was really efficient: he keeps the game moving and the guys were playing defense behind him."
Fifth-year Greg Rohan went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Redshirt junior Cory Hindel had two hits in three at-bats with three runs scored. Junior Anthony Gallas had two singles in four at-bats with two runs scored and two RBI.
Marshall featured Ben Jurevicius starting in center field Wednesday. Ben is the cousin of former Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius and attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. Shane Farrell also pitched in the game briefly for the Thundering Herd. Farrell's father John is the Red Sox pitching coach and a former Indian.
Kent State returns to action this weekend for its final inter-conference matchup when they travel to the Glass City for a three-game series with Toledo. Friday’s game is schedule for 3 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday’s game is scheduled for 1 p.m.