Record-Courier staff report
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Kent State's offense struggled in the series finale with Eastern Michigan on Sunday, managing just three hits in the game as the visiting Golden Flashes fell short of a weekend sweep with a 2-1 loss.
The Golden Flashes (14-10, 4-2 MAC) scored early with a run in the first on an Alex Miklos triple and a base hit from Justin Wagler, but the Eagles answered quickly with a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.
Eastern Michigan (10-13, 1-5) broke the tie in the seventh on a double, bunt single and RBI groundout that ultimately won the game.
KSU's Brian Clark (2-5) pitched well in the start, hurling 6 1/3 innings with five hits, two runs, one walk and four strikeouts. Eric Dorsch remained dominant in relief with no hits and one strikeout in 1 2/3 shutout innings.
Kent State returns home to Schoonover Stadium on Tuesday to host a doubleheader against Oakland (Mich). Both games will be seven innings, with the first pitch coming at 2 p.m.
AKRON -- Due to poor field conditions, Kent State's softball doubleheader Sunday against Ball State was canceled and will not be played at a later date.
The same winter weather caused Saturday's game between the Golden Flashes and Cardinals to be canceled and moved to Sunday as part of a doubleheader.
Kent State is scheduled to return to action next weekend when it travels to Athens to take on Ohio in a doubleheader Friday. PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge points will then be up for grabs on Saturday and Sunday when the Flashes return to Lee R. Jackson Field, this time as the visiting team, to play Akron.