Note: Didn't realize Kent State is nationally ranked; with their record should have looked. They are as high as #21 on this week's Collegiate Baseball poll, one of four which issue rankings.
Kent State (34-9) put up five in the second and six in the third for an 11-0 lead.
Ben Klafczynski hit a grand slam in the second. Tyler Martin drilled a bases-empty, pinch hit round tripper in the seventh for one of the two unearned runs KSU added in their last at bat.
Starter David Starn (2-0) was credited with the win while freshman Jim Devine (0-2) took the loss.
Duquesne (10-34, 5-12 A-10) hosts second place Dayton (29-14, 14-4) in a three-game set starting on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. on Duquesne Field in Green Tree, Pa.
Dayton head coach Tony Vittorio recently hit a milestone -- he now has 502 career wins,. His Dayton record is 278-262, 502-460 over his head coaching career at Lincoln Trail Community College, IPFW and UD.