Dukes drop second game to Kent State, 13-0

The second game of Wednesday's twinbill at Kent State went into the schedule column the same way as the first -- a loss. But this time, the Golden Flashes held Duquesne to three hits while scoring 11 earned runs plus two more for a 13-0 shellacking.

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.


Freshman Matt Carson and Chris Kimmeth each hit a double and junior Mark Tracy got a single. Duquesne got three walks. After three outs, there was no more than one man left on base.

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.