KSU soaring on baseball diamond

Brian Harper

Spring sports have officially kicked off for Kennesaw State and the baseball team is off to a solid start. The Owls won their first four games of the year, including a 2-1 victory over Georgia, before losing three straight to Radford. The Owls then took down Auburn and Alabama State before losing three consecutive games to Middle Tennessee State this past weekend.

In Friday’s game, the Owls were overwhelmed by the Raiders in an 11-1 loss. The Owls were led by Peyton Hart, who went 3-for-4 at the plate. On Sunday, the Owls played MTSU in a doubleheader and once again could not muster any offense, losing 5-2 in Game 1 and 6-1 in Game 2.

“We just don’t have a whole lot of offense right now,” head coach Mike Sansing told ksuowls.com. “We haven’t been able to string together back-to-back hits and create scoring opportunities and it has cost us.”

Bo Way was the Owls’ leading hitter in Game 1, going 2-for-4 and scoring a run. Clint Wynn led the way in Game 2, going 1-for-3 while driving in the Owls’ only run. The Owls will look to the get the offense back on track this weekend as they face Evansville in a three-game series.


The softball team has started the year hot, winning its first seven games and has only lost three games in the early stages of the season. This past weekend, the Lady Owls traveled to Georgia Southern to take part in the Eagle Classic. They played in five games, winning four and capping the weekend with a 5-0 victory over Alabama State on Sunday. Following the Eagle Classic, the Lady Owls improved to 14-3 on the year.


KSU athletic director Vaughn Williams has gathered a short list of head coaching candidates he would like to interview and he hopes to have a head coach hired by the end of March.

The Marietta Daily Journal came up with its short list of candidates earlier this week. Some of the names they have guessed include current Georgia Tech defensive line coach Andy McCollum, current Valdosta State head coach David Dean and Giff Smith, who served as the defensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills the last three years.

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