K-State Tops KU, 10-6
April 3, 2007
MANHATTAN, Kan. –
Sophomore Buck Afenir collected two hits and drove in a pair of runs, but it was not enough as the University of Kansas fell to Kansas State, 10-6, in a non-conference baseball game played Tuesday at Tointon Stadium. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Jayhawks fall to 16-18 overall, while K-State improves to 21-8.
The Wildcats scored five runs in the bottom of the first to nullify KU’s three-run inning to open the game.
Trailing 7-3 entering the third, KU made things interesting as Buck Afenir delivered one run with an RBI single and another run scored on a wild pitch.
K-State got one of the runs back, the Jayhawks cut the deficit back to two on John Allman’s RBI double to left field. However, that was as close as it got. KU put the tying runs on base in the eighth inning, but could not advance them home. The Jayhawks left a total of 11 men on base for the game.
After allowing seven runs in the first two innings, KU’s bullpen buckled down. Junior Hiarali Garcia pitched 4 2/3 innings of quality relief, allowing just two runs on four hits, while striking out four.
Afenir was the only Jayhawk with more than one hit in the game, while center fielder Kyle Murphy and first baseman Preston Land each scored two runs.
KU will play host to Kansas Wesleyan tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.