CLEARWATER, Fla. - Kent State suffered an extra inning loss for the third game in a row Friday at the South Florida Invitational in a 10-9 nine-inning setback to Boston University. The Terriers scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to end the back-and-forth battle. Later in the evening No. 20 Oklahoma State topped the Golden Flashes 8-0.
The Terriers rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 6-5 lead, but the Flashes responded in the top of the seventh. Freshman Alex Marcantonio reached on an error and Jess Carmichael launched a two-run homer to give KSU its lead back.
Boston came right back with a run of their own in the seventh with a leadoff double followed by an infield error to score the tying run. Each team took advantage of its runner placed on second in the eighth, scoring one run in the frame. Marcantonio singled to left to give the Flashes their third lead of the game at 8-7.
KSU regained the lead once more in the ninth on an RBI single up the middle by freshman Abbey Ledford. The Terriers then took advantage of two walks in the bottom of the ninth and another infield error, which led to the winning run.
Carmichael went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored and three RBI. Sophomore Lauren Grimes went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Sophomore Danielle Abernathy started the game, was replaced by Markie Pozzuto and came back in for Pozzuto.
Pozzuto and Maleeya Coleman kept the Flashes within striking distance of Oklahoma State for four innings. However. the Cowgirls scored three runs in the top of the fifth and two in the sixth to extend the lead to 8-0.
Grimes recorded her fourth hit of the day against OSU.