The local Kent State Golden Flashes won their NCAA tournament game last night against the University of Kentucky. But that’s not just the notable bit from their opening game, as KSU defeated UK by the score of 7-6 in 21 innings. That’s not a misprint. Let’s head over to Elton Alexander and the Cleveland Plain Dealer to see how this one broke down:
Lefty Michael Clark got the strikeout he needed with two on and two out in the 21st inning to give Kent State a marathon 7-6 victory in the opening game of Gary Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. It was the 18th straight win for Kent, and the second-longest game in NCAA Tournament history on a snappy cool afternoon under gray skies at U.S. Steel Yard Stadium.
Wow. The game’s box score even made SportsCenter last night, not too long after they recapped the Miami-Boston game, Johan Santana’s no-hitter and the no-hitter by a Florida player in the NCAA tournament. Kudos to the Flashes, and we’ll keep you updated a bit as they continue their hopeful run to Omaha as a No. 3 seed in the Gary, Ind., region.