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In his 28th season at Kennesaw State, baseball coach Mike Sansing earned his 1,000th win at the helm Wednesday against Presbyterian. / Kennesaw State - Kyle Hess

Kennesaw State led from the start and beat Presbyterian 7-3 on Wednesday to give Mike Sansing his 1,000th win at the Owls’ helm.

Overall, it marked the 1,102nd win of Sansing’s career, which includes 28 seasons at Kennesaw State and three years at Shorter. He is ninth among all active coaches in Division I.

“That’s just attributed to a lot of great players that we’ve had, some great teams,” Sansing said in a release. “I’m just appreciative of those guys that have come here.”

Kennesaw State (8-9) led from the start, with Garrett Hodges and David Chabut driving in runs in the first inning.

The Owls took a 4-0 lead into the fifth inning, but Presbyterian (6-11) scored three runs and had the game-tying run in scoring position before Jonathan White flied out to end the threat.

Chabut was 3-for-3 with a run and two RBIs on the night. Darius Diaz was 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, and Hodges 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Former Kennesaw Mountain High School standout Terence Norman drew three walks and scored a run.

Owls starter Jake McLinskey (2-1), a Lassiter High School product, struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings.

Jimmy Marcelli was 2-for-3 for Presbyterian.

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