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2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Kent State Wins Gary Regional

It was a bizarre weekend in which the Golden Flashes won a 21-inning game, beat the regional hosts, then hit the only home run in six games, but Kent State won an NCAA baseball regional for the first time in school history and will travel to Eugene, Oregon Ducks in the Super Regionals.

Kent State beat Kentucky 3-2 on Sunday night behind Evan Campbell's three-run homer in the top of the 8th inning. Campbell broke a 0-0 pitchers duel between Chandler Shepherd and Tyler Skulina as both teams struggled to find offense.

Kentucky responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning on RBIs from Thomas McCarthy and Jeff Boehm. Casey Williams pitched got the final six outs to earn the save and send the Flashes to the Super Regionals.

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