Miglin game winner sinks Kent State in 12 inningsWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
In a special non-conference matchup between Mid-American Conference schools Toledo and Kent State, sophomore catcher James Miglin’s sacrifice fly gave the Rockets a 4-3 victory on the road in 12 innings.
Miglin drove home one run in the game to give him 14 on the season, the second most on the team. He had eight RBI in 26 games last season in his freshman campaign. The sophomore catcher went 1 for 3 in the contest, recording a 12th-inning sacrifice fly to bring home senior center fielder Ben Hammer.
The victory for the Rockets ran their record to 11-12 on the season, with a 2-1 record in league play. The loss in its home opener drops Kent State to 11-11 this year.
Hammer (3 for 6, 2 R, 2 RBI) also recorded a multihit effort, crossing the plate twice and driving in two. UT had only one other hit in the contest as Golden Flashes sophomore starter Michael Clark struck out 12 batters in 5.1 innings.
Freshman Alec Schmenk made his first start of his career and allowed two runs on five hits in four innings of work.
Seven UT relievers followed Schmenk and allowed just one run on six hits in a combined eight innings. Sophomore Cameron Palmer was credited with his first win of the season pitching a perfect 1.1 innings of relief. He gave way to sophomore Ryan Wilkinson, who retired the final two batters of the day for his first collegiate save.
The Rockets will head to Oxford this weekend to take on Miami (OH) in a three-game series. The opening game against the RedHawks (13-11, 1-2 MAC) will begin at 6 p.m. March 30.