Missouri State Downs Kansas, 6-0
March 30, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –
Aaron Conway went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while starting pitcher Blake Barber tossed seven shutout inning as Missouri State shut out Kansas, 6-0 Wednesday night at Hammons Field.
The Jayhawks drop their fourth-straight after getting swept last weekend at Texas A&M and fall to 10-14 overall, while the Bears improve to 14-9.
Kansas was shut out for the second time this season, collecting nine hits on the night. Brandon Macias led the team with three hits.
Missouri State took control of the game, scoring three runs in the fourth on the strength of Conway’s two-run single with two outs. Starting pitcher Thomas Taylor gave up doubles to Brent Seifert and Luke Voit to open the inning. After a fly, a walk and an infield single, Conway delivered a line shot to left which plated two runs.
That was all the support that MSU starting pitcher Blake Barber needed. The junior righty scattered six hits over seven innings, allowing no runs. He walked two and struck out two.
Taylor suffered his first loss of the season, going four innings and allowing eight hits and four runs with a walk and two strikeouts.
Senior Casey Lytle went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, which the longest by a Kansas player this season.
The Jayhawks will look to snap out of it with a three-game series with No. 19 Baylor, beginning Friday at 6 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.