No. 10 Arkansas Nips KU, 5-2
March 11, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Junior John Allman went 3-for-4 with a run scored, but again it was not enough for the Jayhawks to earn a win at No. 10 Arkansas. Danny Hamblin’s three-run homer in the sixth inning powered the Razorbacks to a 5-2 triumph over the University of Kansas Sunday at Baum Field.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The loss drops KU to 11-8 overall, while the Razorbacks improve to 13-5.
Sophomore lefty Andy Marks held the 10th-ranked Razorbacks scoreless through the first five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth.
Tim Smalling broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single up the middle. Hamblin then capped the inning with a three-run homer to center field.
KU came back with a run in the top of the eighth as first baseman Preston Land drew a bases loaded walk with two outs. However, relief pitcher Travis Hill retired pinch hitter Buck Afenir on a ground out to third with runners on every base.
After a sac fly made it 5-1, the Jayhawks scored another run on Brock Simpson’s hard ground ball up the middle and an error by Arkansas second baseman Matt Willard. However, that was as close as KU got.
The Jayhawks left 12 men on base in the game, including seven in scoring position.
Allman’s three hits marked the seventh time this season he has had more than one hit in a game, and the third time he has collected three or more.
Freshman Robby Price extended his hitting streak to 11 games. It marks the longest KU hitting streak of the season and matches him with older brother Ritchie Price for the longest hitting streak over the past two seasons.
KU will play host to Penn State on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.