No. 16 Texas A&M Bounces Back to Defeat Kansas
April 2, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 16 Texas A&M collected a season-high 19 hits on its way to a 12-4 victory over Kansas on Saturday at Olsen Field to tie the three-game set between the Jayhawks and Aggies at one game apiece.
The loss drops KU’s record this season to 22-11 and 2-3 in Big 12 play this season, while the Aggies improve to 21-10 and 3-5 in league play.
Kansas took the first lead of the game in the top of the second inning as freshman second baseman Ryne Price connected on his third home run of the season, a solo shot over the wall in right center field.
The Aggies responded to take their first lead of the series in the bottom of the second inning on a two-run home run by first baseman Coby Mavroulis.
In the top of the third inning, the Jayhawks retook the lead as they plated three runs on a RBI single by junior outfielder A.J. Van Slyke and a two-run double by senior catcher Sean Richardson.
Kansas starter Clint Schambach ran into trouble and was chased in the bottom of the third inning as Texas A&M plated five runs to open a 7-4 advantage.
Schambach lasted only 2 2/3 innings as he yielded four earned runs on five hits while walking two and striking out two. Four Jayhawks came out of the KU bullpen on the night, with freshman Kyle Klem having the most success. Klem held the Aggies off the scoreboard in the seventh and eighth innings in only his fourth appearance of the season.
Texas A&M added a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and three more in the home half of the sixth for the game’s final score.
Kansas will conclude the three-game series with Texas A&M on Sunday with a 1 p.m. match-up at Olsen Field.