No. 25 Southern Cal Defeats No. 30 Kansas, 10-1
Feb. 18, 2006
LOS ANGELES, Calif. –
No. 25Southern California (6-3) defeated No. 30 Kansas (6-3), 10-1, in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday night. Senior Ritchie Price’s two-out ninth inning base hit broke up junior All-American Ian Kennedy’s no-hit bid.
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Kennedy was pulled from the game after giving up the base hit and replaced by Ryan Schlack. Following a Jared Schweitzer single, Gus Milner hit an RBI double to score Price and put KU on the scoreboard.
The Trojans opened the bottom of the first inning with two singles. With runners on the corners and one out, junior starting pitcher Sean Land was charged with a balk, allowing USC to score the first run of the game. After an RBI single gave USC a 2-0 lead, Land coaxed a 6-4-3 ground ball double play to end the inning.
Shortly after a 41-minute rain delay, USC broke the game open with four runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Trojans chased Land out of the game after recording seven hits and six runs of the lefty. Land falls to 2-1 on the season after pitching 4 2/3.
Freshman Andy Marks came in relief of Land and allowed four runs on four hits in one inning of work. Junior Ryotaro Hayakawa and sophomore Matt Lane finished the game on the hill for KU, keeping the Trojans off the scoreboard.
Kennedy finished the game with 13 strikeouts, three walks and one hit batsman. USC out-hit KU 13-3 in the game.
Kansas will play its second game of the Public Storage Classic against No. 9 San Diego on Saturday at 3 p.m. central time. The Toreros’ defeated Vanderbilt 10-0 on Friday in the first game of the Public Storage Classic. KU will send senior Ricky Fairchild (2-0, 2.61 ERA) to the mound while USD will counter with freshman lefty Brian Matusz (1-0, 3.00 ERA).
Game Notes: The game started 20 minutes late due to heavy rain … Rain delayed the game for 41 minutes in the top of the fourth … Ritchie Price extended his hitting streak to eight games … The last time KU was no-hit was in 1980 when Nebraska’s Cliff Faust held the Jayhawks hit-less in a seven inning game.