No. 25 Kansas Unloads on Sacramento State, 10-4

Feb. 27, 2010

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PEORIA, Ariz. –

Sophomore catcher Chris Manship went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Brian Heere and Jason Brunansky collected three hits a piece as the 25th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks collected a season-high 18 hits in a 10-4 victory over Sacramento State Saturday at the Peoria College Baseball Showdown.

The Jayhawks improve to 4-1 on the season, while the Hornets fell to 3-3.

Kansas scored four runs in the top of the first as the first five hitters of the game all reached base and never looked back. All nine starting position players reached base in the game, while 10 different Jayhawks collected base hits.

The big offensive star was catcher Chris Manship, a Cave Creek, Ariz. native, who collected four hits in the game. Manship entered the game in the third inning for James Stanfield and immediately made his presence felt, singling up the middle for his first hit of the season.

Later in the game, Manship doubled off the left field wall to drive in a pair of runs and stretch the lead to 8-0.

The run support helped Cameron Selik to his second victory of the season. The senior righty went 7 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts. Selik took a no-hitter into the fourth inning, before a two-out bloop single to left by Jake Chilton.

While Manship provided four hits for the offense, Heere and Brunansky each had exceptional nights at the plate, collecting three hits each. Both outfielders doubled in the game as KU collected five doubles for the first time since a May 2 win over Oklahoma last season.

Sophomore first baseman Zac Elgie also added a pair of RBIs in the game.

Kansas (4-1) will wrap up the Peoria Showdown Sunday with a contest against Gonzaga at 11 a.m. CST. Earlier in the day Saturday, KU knocked off the `Zags 9-5.