Kent State baseball team rallies in 12th to top Wright State

Record-Courier staff report Published:

FAIRBORN - The Kent State baseball team rallied to victory on Wednesday.

Trailing 7-5 in the eighth inning, the Golden Flashes pushed across the tying runs to eventually force extra innings, where KSU defeated host Wright State (12-11) 9-7 in the 12th.

"That was a heck of a resilient win from us," said Kent State head coach Jeff Duncan. "It took us a while to get back in it, but we scratched and clawed all throughout the game."

The winning run for the Flashes (12-9) was scored by Justin Wagler, who was chased home by a Cody Koch single.

"Cody Koch had unbelievable at-bats all throughout the game," Duncan said. "He came up in a big situation to get the go-ahead run; that was huge for us."

Dan Kopcak (Streetsboro) entered the game in the 11th to earn the win after a scoreless 11⁄3 innings of work.

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