Record-Courier staff repORT
GARY, Ind. -- Kent State (8-13) managed just three hits while suffering an 8-1 loss to 15th-ranked Notre Dame (15-6) Tuesday night at the U.S. Steel Yard.
The Golden Flashes scored the first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning when Alex Miklos led off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Evan Campbell. But the Fighting Irish tied it in the fourth, then broke it open with a five-run outburst in the fifth inning off KSU freshman starter Nick Jensen-Clagg and reliever Josh Pierce.
Jensen-Clagg (1-2) took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in four-plus innings of work with three walks and four strikeouts.
Kent State will open its home schedule by hosting Mid-American Conference rival Ball State Friday through Sunday.