KENT, Ohio - After winning the MAC tournament on Saturday and clinching a spot in the NCAA regionals, the Kent State Golden Flashes baseball team found out who they will face this upcoming weekend.
The Flashes, the third seed in the West Lafayette regional will take on the second seeded Kentucky Wildcats on Friday in Gary, Indiana. The Purdue Boilermakers are the top seed in the region. The Valparaiso Crusaders are the fourth seed.
Kent State will enter the NCAA regionals with a 41-17 record. The Flashes hold the NCAA's longest active winning streak of 17 games.
"I think we're very balanced all over," Flashes baseball coach told News Channel 5 on Monday. "We've got great pitching, our starting pitching has been outstanding, our bullpen is really strong. One through nine our lineup has been very good. Defensively we're in the top 20 in the country, we've got some guys that can run, we've got some guys who can bunt, we've got guys who can hit home run. I think we're a real balanced team.
The Flashes watched the announcement of the NCAA regional matchups as a team at the Water Street Tavern on Monday afternoon.
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