No. 6 Texas Trumps KU, 11-6
April 5, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Freshman Robby Price had a pair of hits, while sophomore Buck Afenir drove in three runs, however it was not enough for KU. Sixth-ranked Texas scored five runs in the top of the eighth to break open a tight game and upend the University of Kansas, 11-6, Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Longhorns improve to 27-9 and 8-2 in Big 12 play, while the Jayhawks fall to 17-19 and 3-7 in the conference.
The Jayhawks managed to hang with the sixth-ranked Longhorns for much of the afternoon. After UT took a 5-2 lead in the top of the fifth, KU came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning on junior Brock Simpson’s second home run of the season.
However, trailing 6-4 in the eighth, Texas sent 10 hitters to the plate, scoring five runs on four hits.
Robby Price was the only Jayhawk with more than one hit, collecting a pair of singles, while Afenir had a two-run double to temporarily give KU the lead in the second and a sac fly in the eighth.
Jayhawk starting pitcher Nick Czyz worked six innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits, while walking three and striking out seven. Redshirt junior Matt Lane worked a hitless ninth.
The teams will play game two of their three-game series tomorrow at 3 p.m.