Price, Jayhawks Roll, 10-1
Feb. 3, 2007
HILO, Hawaii –
Junior Ryne Price collected two hits, including a three-run homer, while sophomore Andy Marks pitched six scoreless innings as the University of Kansas downed Hawaii-Hilo, 10-1, Saturday at Wong Memorial Stadium. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Jayhawks improve to 4-0, while the Vulcans remain winless at 0-8.
Price hit his second home run of the season in the eighth inning to cap a four-run frame for KU. After a single and two Vulcan errors gave the Jayhawks an unearned run, Price hit a three-run blast to right field. It was Price’s second homer in four games this season.
The junior second baseman was one of three Jayhawks with two hits in the contest. Junior Brock Simpson went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, while junior Erik Morrison was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
On the mound, Marks was masterful through six innings. The 6-foot lefty allowed just three singles, while walking one and striking out six in his 2007 season debut. The St. Louis native retired 11 hitters via the groundout.
KU took advantage of Vulcan mistakes throughout the game for their fourth victory of the series. Kansas scored a pair of the runs in the top of the first on a throwing error and a bases loaded walk.
The team scored two more runs in the fifth on an RBI groundout by junior Casey Larson and a sac fly by Justin Ellrich.
KU and UHH will conclude their five-game series Sunday with a game in Kona, Hawaii at 4 p.m. CST (12 p.m. Hawaii time).