Jayhawks Down Tabor College, 18-2
March 6, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Freshman Robby Price went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, while five other Jayhawks enjoyed two-hit games as the University of Kansas cruised past Tabor College, 18-2, Tuesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Jayhawks improve to 10-5 overall on the season, while the Blue Jays fall to 7-7.
KU’s offense pounded out 20 hits, the most since the team collected 20 hits against Oklahoma State on May 20, 2005.
Robby Price had three singles and scored three times. Brother Ryne Price went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a double and two runs scored. Ryne Price was one of six Jayhawks to double in the game, the most since March 8 last year.
The Jayhawks scored a season-high 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth. Robby Price scored twice in the inning. Junior Eric Snowden had a two-run single, while sophomore Justin Ellrich had a two-run double as KU sent 15 men to the plate in the inning.
Junior Brock Simpson recorded his third straight two-hit game, while junior John Allman extended his season-best hitting streak to nine games, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Tabor scored a run in the top of the first off KU starting pitcher Wally Marciel, however the freshman southpaw settled down after that. Marciel earned his second victory of the season allowing one run on four hits over 4 2/3 innings. The Kailua, Hawaii native walked one and struck out four.
KU pitchers Ryotaro Hayakawa, Hiarali Garcia and Max Ellenbecker each worked an inning of scoreless relief.
The Jayhawks will play host to Baker University tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.