Bears Complete Series Sweep, 17-7
April 6, 2008
WACO, Texas –
Senior Erik Morrison hit a pair of homers, while senior Ryne Price had a single and a double, but it was not enough. Baylor scored 11 runs in the first three innings and coasted to a 17-7 win over Kansas Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Bears up their mark to 19-11 overall and 6-6 in the Big 12, while Kansas falls to 19-16 and 1-8 in conference play.
Baylor jumped out to a big lead and never looked back. Right fielder Aaron Miller hit a two-run homer in the first inning, while the Bears sent 10 men to the plate and scored six runs as part of a six-run second inning.
During KU’s conference season this year, the Jayhawks have allowed first inning runs in six of their nine games.
The Jayhawks didn’t dent the scoreboard until the top of the fourth when Morrison’s two-run homer cut the Baylor lead to 11-2. KU scored four runs in the seventh on the strength of the senior short stop’s second round-tripper of the day – a three-run blast to left center.
It marked the first time Morrison has had a multi-homer day since he hit two against Oklahoma State during the 2006 Big 12 tournament.
KU will look to bounce back Tuesday with a non-conference game against Northern Colorado. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.