Four Kent State (8-12) players had three-hit games in their 13-1 rout of host Northern Illinois (5-16) on Sunday.
Derek Toadvine, Alex Miklos, George Roberts, and Zarley Zalewski all had three-hit days, with Evan Campbell and Zalewski each driving in three runs.
The Golden Flashes were an offensive menace as they finished the game with 21 hits, 10 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
Kent State took the lead in the first inning when Campbell drove home Toadvine with a sacrifice fly. Campbell finished the game with two singles and two runs scored, and three stolen bases to go with his three RBI.
With the game tied at one in the third, the Flashes’ offense exploded for five runs. Miklos doubled home Toadvine and then later scored on a Campbell RBI single. Singles by T.J. Sutton and Sawyer Polen brought home a pair of runs following throwing errors by the Huskies.
Then, in the sixth, the Flashes were at it again, this time scoring four times. Tommy Monnot singled home Toadvine, his third run of the game, and Zalewski had a base-clearing double, plating Polen, Monnot and Roberts.
Not to be outdone, the Kent State pitching staff had a dominating game. Casey Wilson went 7⅔ strong innings, surrendering just one run on three hits, striking out six. Spencer Bryant came on to finish the game as he pitched a scoreless and hitless inning and a third.
The Flashes, who have now won four of their last five, travel to South Bend, Ind., today where they open up a two-game series against Notre Dame.
The visiting Canton Charge (27-18) fell in double overtime to the Sioux Falls Skyforce (23-21) by 117-111 on Saturday night.
After trailing by double digits late, the Charge fought back with a 35-point fourth quarter.
Kyle Gibson led the Charge with 24 points, including going 6-7 from the 3-point line. Gibson also contributed four assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Arinze Onuaku and Jorge Gutierrez each scored 18 points. Onuaku had 11 rebounds for a double-double.