Mistakes help Kent St. top Texas St. in 11



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kent State took advantage of a throwing error and a passed ball to score twice in the 11th inning and beat Texas State in the opener of the Austin Regional on Friday.

Kent State’s David Lyon walked to lead off the 11th and reached third on a throwing error by catcher Andrew Stumph. Lyon scored on a go-ahead single by pinch-hitter Jason Bagoly, who then moved to second on a bunt. Nick Hamilton, who replaced Bagoly as a baserunner, scored on a passed ball to give the Golden Flashes (44-15) a two-run lead.

Kyle McMillen (1-2), Kent State’s third pitcher of the day, went 2 1-3 innings for the win.

Jeff McVaney (1-2), who started the game in left field for the Bobcats (40-22), replaced starter Carson Smith after nine innings.