Kennesaw stays alive in Hattiesburg Regional

Owls top Army, 9-8, scoring seven runs over a three-inning stretch
Kennesaw State held on Saturday for a 9-8  baseball win over Army in the Hattiesburg Regional.
Kennesaw State held on Saturday for a 9-8 baseball win over Army in the Hattiesburg Regional.(University of Southern Mississippi Sports Information Department)
Published: Jun. 4, 2022 at 5:02 PM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Kennesaw State University scored seven times between the fifth and seventh innings and then held off the United States Military Academy, 9-8, Saturday afternoon in the Hattiesburg Regional.

The third-seeded Owls (36-28) remained alive in the elimination bracket and will square off at 1 p.m. Sunday with the loser of Saturday night’s Louisiana State University-University of Southern Mississippi baseball game.

Fourth-seeded Army (31-25) saw its season come to an end after two regional losses b y a combined three runs.

The Black Knights led Saturday’s elimination game at Pete Taylor Park 6-2 lead after four innings before Kennesaw tied the game with a four-run fifth inning.

The Owls went ahead 7-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning, only to see Army tie the game 7-7 in the top of the seventh inning.

But Kennesaw went ahead for good in the bottom of the inning on Nick Hassan’s two-run single.

Army got a run back in the top of he eighth inning to pull within a run, but Harry Cain picked up his first save of the season with 1 2/3 scoreless innings to preserve Kennesaw’s win.

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