Kent State’s baseball team stands win one away from the College World Series.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver and Kent State alum Joshua Cribbs has been watching.
“Kent State baseball has always been good,” Cribbs said. “The recognition they’re getting now is great, but that program has always been good. They’ve always been the team to beat in the MAC and I think they’ve always gone out and played great competition outside the league, too.”
The visiting Flashes beat Oregon, 7-6, on Saturday night in Game One of their best-of-three Super Regionals series. The remaining games will be in Eugene, but Kent State will be the home team for tonight’s Game Two (10 p.m. ET) and a potential Game Three (Monday 7 p.m. ET).
Cribbs, the quarterback at Kent State from 2001-04, has remained close to several people at Kent State and has been an active and public supporter of the school. When his #9 jersey was retired at a game in 2010, he presented the school with a check for $100,000.
“It’s unfortunate that (Kent State’s baseball team) hasn’t made it this far before because they have talent every year,” Cribbs said. “I remember going to a few games when I was there. I’ve watched a little bit (of this year’s tournament run) and I’m glad they’re playing at an elite level at the right time. I’ve seen online how excited people around the university are and I know I have a few text messages from people excited about it.
“If they could find a way to win at Oregon, that would just be awesome. I’m rooting for them.”