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OMAHA, Nebraska — The Kent State Golden Flashes made their College World Series debut against Arkansas Saturday, falling to the Razorbacks 8-1.

The Razerbacks began earning runs early in the game, with Kent State starter Davis Starn walking Tim Carver with the bases loaded. In the next inning, the Razorbacks score another run bringing their lead to 2-0. In all, Starn gives up five runs in five and two thirds innings in the Golden Flashes’ debut.

The Flashes scored their only run of the game on Jimmy Rider’s solo homer over the left wall at the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Razorbacks go on to score two more runs at the bottom of the eighth inning to bring the match-up to 8-1.

Kent State still has a chance to redeem themselves. On Monday they will face the loser of the South Carolina –  Florida match-up in an elimination game.