Kansas Baseball Downs Baker, 11-2
April 21, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Junior David Narodowski hit two home runs, while sophomore Tony Thompson collected four RBIs Tuesday as Kansas tallied eight runs in the first three innings to knock off Baker University, 11-2, in a non-conference baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Jayhawks improve to 26-14 overall, while the Wildcats fall to 13-22.
Just as it did Sunday at Texas Tech, KU jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Narodowski started things in the bottom of the first, leading off with his first home run of the season. It’s the first time a KU player has led off the game with a homer this season.
The inning continued as Robby Price was hit by a pitch, Brian Heere singled and Zac Elgie walked, setting up a Thompson sac fly and a Joe Lincoln RBI single. The final run of the inning scored on a fielding error off the bat of Greg Herbst.
KU then added a pair of runs in the second on Narodowski’s second home run of the game, a moon shot to record his first multi-homer game of his Jayhawk career.
The Jayhawks put the game out of reach in the sixth as Thompson doubled home a pair of runs with a double off the left field fence. The Kansas third baseman has a team-high 15 two-base hits this season. He later scored on Lincoln’s RBI ground out.
Freshman Kevin Burk earned his second victory of the season on the mound. The first-year righty pitched 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief allowing three hits to go along with three strikeouts.
Junior Cameron Selik started the game, and pitched the first 2 2/3 innings after missing the previous two weeks of action. Selik allowed a run on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
The Jayhawks will face Border Showdown rival Missouri Wednesday evening at Kauffman Stadium in the second annual game in this series at the home ballpark of the Kansas City Royals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.