Knee injury sidelines Kent State baseball star Alex Miklos

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By Allen Moff | Staff Writer

Junior centerfielder Alex Miklos, the Kent State baseball team's top all-around player, will not play this weekend at Ball State due to a knee injury.

Miklos was injured during last Saturday's game against Northern Illinois at Schoonover Stadium. He was backing up left fielder Jon Wilson, who dove for a ball hit in the gap, and felt his knee "pop" when he tried to plant his cleat, according to Golden Flashes coach Jeff Duncan.

Duncan said Wednesday morning that Miklos may return to action at some point this season.

Miklos has been a standout since his freshman season in 2012, when he helped Kent State advance to the College World Series. Miklos had the game-winning RBI triple in the Flashes' 21-inning regional tournament victory over Kentucky that year.

Last year, Miklos batted .292 with five home runs, 14 doubles and 21 stolen bases while helping Kent State capture the Mid-American Conference regular-season championship.

Miklos' numbers have jumped almost across the board this season.

Miklos is currently second on the team with a .362 average. He leads KSU in doubles (18), triples (7), slugging percentage (.593) and stolen bases (17), and ranks second in runs (44), HRs (3), RBI (36) and on-base percentage (.439). He has also made just two errors this season in centerfield.

The Flashes (30-17, 14-7) will visit the Cardinals (32-15, 16-4) for a crucial three-game series beginning Friday that features the MAC's two current division leaders.

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