Huskers Down Kansas Baseball, 11-4
April 24, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Brian Heere went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, but it wasn’t nearly enough for Kansas baseball to earn a Friday win. The Jayhawks committed six errors en route to an 11-4 loss to Nebraska Friday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Jayhawks fall to 27-15 overall and 8-8 in the Big 12, while the Huskers improve to 19-21-1 and 5-14 in league play.
Kansas led early on the strength of a Preston Land two-run double in the third inning, which staked the home team to a 4-0 advantage. However, the game completely turned around in the fourth.
The Huskers took advantage of two KU errors and sent nine men to the plate and scored six runs. The big blow came off the bat of third baseman Jake Mort, who cracked a three-run homer to center with two outs in the inning.
Following a pitching change in the bottom of the fourth, Kansas was held to just one base hit the remainder of the night, a lead-off single by Robby Price. However, Price was quickly erased on a double play.
Nebraska piled on the runs, scoring four more times in the seventh inning, again capitalizing on a pair of errors in the inning. The six errors were the most by a Kansas team since a 2005 game against Missouri State.
KU will look to bounce back Saturday in game two of the three-game series at Hoglund Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. The game will be carried on KLWN 1320 AM.