Eastern Michigan's season ends with 8-0 loss to Kent State in MAC baseball tournament semifinal
Kent State turned a scoreless game into a blowout with a five-run seventh inning that led to an 8-0 win over Eastern Michigan in a Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinal Friday afternoon.
A grand slam home run by Evan Campbell ended what had been a pitcher’s duel between Kent State’s Andrew Chafin and Eastern’s Rob Wendzicki at V.A. Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Chafin, making his first appearance in two weeks, threw a complete-game six-hitter.
Wendzicki had allowed just three hits and retired the first two Kent State batters in the seventh before the Golden Flashes started their rally. He hit the next batter and allowed back-to-back singles before being replaced. Tim Combs walked the only batter he faced and Neil Butara allowed Campbell’s grand slam.
According to EMUEagles.com, Wendzicki threw 127 pitches in Wednesday’s tournament-opening win over Northern Illinois.
Kent State (42-15) added three runs in the eighth inning to wrap up its trip to Saturday afternoon’s MAC title game against Miami, Ohio.
The Eagles end their season with a 37-22 record, the most wins by an Eagles team since 1982.