Basebull weekend - Battle for the MAC East

Kent is looking to show everyone they are the best in the MAC, Buffalo is trying to prove that they belong in the conversation.

Last week the Kent State Golden Flashes Swept the Miami RedHawks to claim what many believe is their rightful sport atop the MAC East. The only team with an immediate shot of catching them is the Buffalo Bulls. This weekend Buffalo hosts Kent in a season defining series, perhaps for both teams.

Kent, a participant in last years College World Series, started the season off playing far below expectations but have recently found a formula to start winning. The Golden Flashes head into the weekend on a five game winning streak. Powered by Derek Toadvine and Alex Miklo Kent has won their past three games by over 10 runs.

Buffalo is reeling from a sweep at Big 4 rival Canisius where the pitchers showed up but the bats were relatively silent. The team which had a respectable Batting average earlier this season has slipped into the bottom half of the NCAA and no Buffalo Batters are in the top 250 and any of the major categories (Average, Hits, Runs).

If UB wants to keep up with Kent they will need Tyler Mautner, Alex Baldock, and Jason Kanzler to find their footing and get back to hitting the ball like they were a couple of weeks ago when UB opened conference play with the MAC's best record.

The pitchers this weekend will probably be Michael Burke, Anthony Magovney, and Mike McGee. For Kent you may see Casey Wilson, Tyler Skulina, and Taylor Williams.

On top of the motivation of taking first place in the East there is the added bonus that UB can aavenge their ejection from last years MAC championships by Kent.

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Sat 1:00 PM Kent State
Monroe Community College Live stats
Sat 4:00 PM Kent State Monroe Community College Live stats
Sun 1:00 PM Kent State Monroe Community College Live stats

Kent State at Buffalo

Kent State
Record: 19-16 (9-3 MAC)

Buffalo
Record: 18-16 (8-4 MAC)

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Rank Buffalo Category Kent Rank
177 0.265 Batting avg 0.283 87
167 5.1 Scoring 6.5 46
180 172 Runs 227 56
210 295 Hits 353 78
142 1.62 Doubles /G 1.63 138
155 55 Doubles 57 140
66 0.32 Triples /G 0.34 49
65 11 Triples 12 45
70 0.53 Home Runs /G 0.37 132
78 18 Home Runs 13 127
97 0.382 Slugging % 0.38 108
198 0.85 Stolen Bases /G 1.6 42
200 29 Stolen Bases 56 41
132 129 Base on Balls 149 69
77 32 Sacrifice Bunts 12 274
91 43 Hit by Pitch 34 175
24 21 Sacrifice Flies 20 29
102 3.85 Earned Run avg 4.35 156
252 5.5 Strikeouts /9I 7.2 87
113 8.97 Hits Allowed /9I 8.49 70
186 3.94 Walks Allowed /9I 3.85 176
177 0.962 Fielding % 0.957 234
214 0.65 Double Plays /G 0.57 250
217 22 Double Plays 20 244
142 0.357 On Base % 0.37 86
240 1.39 SO-to-Walk Ratio 1.87 127
130 0.529 WL Pct 0.543 120
138 1.43 WHIP 1.37 105
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