Cheer on Hometown Athletes in the College World Series
Kent State and its roster of local players competes against South Carolina at 8 p.m. on ESPN
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:
- Nick Hamilton - Avon Lake
- Josh Pierce - Avon
- Ryan Bores - Strongsville
- Michael Clark - Akron
- Brian Clark - Munroe Falls
- Tyler Skulina - Strongsville
- Ryan Mace - Tallmadge
- Tim Faix - Strongsville
- David Starn - Hudson
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.