Record-Courier staff report
BOWLING GREEN — Kent State had a 5-2 lead after six and a half innings on Sunday, but then allowed Bowling Green to score 10 runs in its final two frames as the Golden Flashes lost 12-5.
At 12-6 in conference play, Kent State is tied with Central Michigan for second place overall, 21⁄2 games back of leader Ball State.
Bowling Green took a 2-0 lead in the first that stood until a two-run inning by the Flashes in the fourth. A sacrifice fly by Jeff Revesz and a fielding error accounted for the damage.
Kent State went ahead in the fifth after Alex Miklos and Cody Koch ripped back-to-back doubles. They continued to score with a run in each the sixth and seventh innings on an RBI single by Sawyer Polen and a groundout by Zarley Zalewski.
But the Falcons came on strong in the seventh and eighth, scoring five runs in each inning to capture the win and take the series on their home turf.
KSU starter Brian Clark went six innings with five hits, four runs, four walks and seven strikeouts to get a no-decision. John Fasola suffered the loss after allowing one hit, two earned runs and a walk in relief. Eric Dorsch and Josh Pierce also each allowed two earned runs in the game.
Offensively, Koch had three of the Flashes’ eight hits. Miklos had two hits in five at-bats.