Jayhawks Trump Missouri Valley College, 10-3
March 10, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Junior David Narodowski went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, while freshman Jason Brunansky hit his first collegiate home run Tuesday as the Kansas baseball team won its sixth straight, 10-3, over Missouri Valley College Tuesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Jayhawks improve to 8-3 on the season, while the Vikings fall to 2-11.
Narodowski, KU’s starting shortstop, collected two singles and a double in three official plate appearances to raise his season average to .316. He also added a stolen base in the contest.
Left fielder Jimmy Waters also had two hits and three RBIs, including an RBI triple in the bottom of the first as KU grabbed an early 3-0 lead.
The Jayhawks used four pitchers in the game as junior Brett Bollman started and pitched a career-high three innings to earn his first victory of the season. The 5-foot-9 junior allowed just one hit – a solo home run to Jay Walkup in the second – but retired nine of the 11 hitters he faced.
Freshman Kelson Boyer pitched four innings of relief and held the Vikings scoreless on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Fellow freshman Kevin Burk pitched a perfect ninth.
Brunansky connected for KU’s lone round-tripper of the afternoon in the bottom of the eight, giving the Jayhawks home runs in each of their last five games, after the team started the year homerless in its first six.
KU (8-3) will face in-state rival Wichita State Wednesday at 6 p.m., in the first of two meetings with the Shockers this season. The game can be heard live on KLWN (1320 AM).