Wednesday, March 27, 2013
After their appearance in the NCAA College World Series last year, Kent State is hoping to make waves again in the college baseball world again this year.
Editor's Note: This piece was originally created as the Kent State baseball season started and does not reflect current information from the 2013 season.
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 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 said a baseball organizer once told him if the team won in Eugene OR, they would likely head straight to Omaha, NB, for the College World Series. Still, the …
Monday, June 25, 2012
University will honor team for first-ever College World Series appearance
Kent State University’s Golden Flashes baseball team will be honored at a “Season of Champions” celebration event on Thursday, June 28, at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 7 p.m. The celebration event is free and open to all. Attendees will receive a free T-shirt, including other giveaways, and will have the opportunity for a meet-and-greet and signing with members of the baseball team before and after the event. Refreshments will be served at the event, which also will feature video highlights from the championship season. The 2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Scott Stricklin, who led the team, will address attendees at the celebration event. The Kent State baseball …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Team's College World Series run inspired the region
It was a dream season for the Kent State University Golden Flashes, who made their first-ever appearance in the College World Series this year. That season ended Thursday when Kent State lost 4-1 to the two-time champion South Carolina Gamecocks. Members of the community gathered at Dix Stadium Thursday night to welcome the team back to Kent from Omaha, NB.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
4-1 loss comes after rain postponed their game a day
Editor's note: this story was udpated at 3:15 p.m. It had to end sometime. The Cinderalla run of the Kent State University Golden Flashes men's baseball team ended with a 4-1 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks this afternoon. The loss came one day after rain postponed their game and just days after Kent State beat the No. 1 national team Florida in dramatic fashion. Here's a recap from the game on Cleveland.com. Lori Wemhoff, director of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, said in an email this afternoon that fans of the team can welcome the players home to Kent tonight at 8 p.m. Wemhoff said the team bus will arrive then at Dix Stadium on Summit Street. "The support of the fans, campus and business community has been amazing throughout …
Kent State game will start today at 12:08pm EDT
What one person described as "buckets of rain" led to the postponement of Wednesday night's College World Series game between Kent State University and South Carolina. The game is scheduled to be played today at 12:08 p.m. EDT as part of a triple-header in the College World Series. The news came as a disappointment at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night for several dozen people who showed up in downtown Kent to watch the game broadcast on a 30-foot screen. The official watch parties for Kent State's run in the series have been held at Water Street Tavern. Find out how to watch the game and follow the series:
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.
Inflatable movie screen to be set up in HomeTown Bank Plaza for public watch party
Fans of the Kent State University men's baseball team can watch the Golden Flashes take on South Carolina tonight on a huge movie-theater size screen in downtown Kent. The Kent Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with Kent State University, HomeTown Bank and Woodsy's Music to set up a 30 foot tall inflatable movie screen so the game can be broadcast in HomeTown Bank Plaza. Kent State beat Florida State 5-4 Monday night to advance in the College World Series double-elimination tournament. The game will be broadcast starting at 8 p.m. The watch party is free. HomeTown Bank Plaza is located at the northwest corner of Main and Water streets in downtown Kent.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
County commissioners issue proclamation recognizing Kent State's first-ever College World Series appearance
The accolades are coming from everywhere. This afternoon the Portage County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation in honor of the Kent State University Golden Flashes upcoming, first-ever appearance in the College World Series. Portage County Commissioners Maureen Frederick, Tommie Jo Marsilio and Chris Smeiles proclaimed that Saturday, June 16, will be Kent State Baseball Team Day in Portage County. You can read the entire proclamation, which is attached to this article. For information about the College World Series TV schedule and tickets read this Patch story.
Fan travel information, TV schedules and more
Friday marks history in the making as the Kent State University Golden Flashes men's baseball team makes its first ever College World Series appearance. Naturally, everyone wants to know how to get tickets, watch on TV and the like. The Kent State Athletics department has posted information for everything from how to watch on TV to where the university tailgate parties are in Omaha, NB. Here's what you need to know, courtesy Kent State Athletics: Championship series -- June 24-26 (best of three) TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, Neb. The Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent is hosting watch parties for each game featuring Kent State. The Kent State University Alumni Association and Kent State Athletics are partnering with The Old Mattress …