Baseball gets blown out Saturday vs. Kent State

The CMU baseball team struggled at the plate Saturday with just three hits in a 13-0 loss to Kent State.

The Chippewas (19-13, 9-2 Mid-American Conference) found themselves down 4-0 in the first inning and were never able to come back.

“We got down and had some opportunities but we could not score,” said coach Steve Jaksa. “They were able to be more aggressive toward us as the game went on.”

CMU sophomore pitcher Rick Dodridge got his second loss of the season (3-2) as he pitched 3 and 1/3 innings while allowing nine earned runs. He walked one batter and struck out three.

Kent State junior pitcher Robert Sabo picked up his second win of the season (2-3).by pitching seven innings and allowing two hits while striking out 11 batters.

Junior right fielder Ben Klafczynski had three hits, three runs batted in and three runs scored, and was one of five Kent State players to have multiple hits in the game.

The weekend series is now tied at one game a piece. The team looks to redeem itself with a chance for the series clincher tomorrow.

Junior right hander Jake Sabol is on the mound for the Chippewas, who look tostay atop the standing in the Mid-American Conference West Division.

“We came here to win the series and now this one is over," Jaksa said. "We can learn from it a little bit and get after it tomorrow.”