The Kent State Golden Flashes continued their strong post-season run through the NCAA Tournament with a 7-6 win over the Oregon Ducks in Game 1 of the Super Regional between the two teams. The win extended Kent State's current winning streak to 21 games, but it wasn't easy.
Oregon rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning and appeared poised to win the game with the bases loaded but Kent State center fielder Evan Campbell denied the comeback, as explained in the AP story.
The Golden Flashes were clinging to a narrow lead in the bottom of the ninth in the opening game of their NCAA super regional against Oregon on Saturday night. With the bases loaded and two outs, J.J. Altobelli of the Ducks hit the ball to deep center.
"As I was running, it kept going and kept carrying," Campbell said. "It was close."
But Campbell made the diving catch and Kent State extended the nation's longest winning streak to 21 games with a 7-6 victory.
The win moves Kent State one win away from a trip to Omaha for the NCAA College World Series as they take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series against Oregon. Game 2 will be played Sunday night at 10:00 p.m ET.
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