K-State Downs KU, 7-4
May 5, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Junior Erik Morrison went 2-for-3, while sophomore Buck Afenir had a two-run double, but it was not enough for Kansas to avoid defeat Saturday. Kansas State scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 7-4 triumph over the Jayhawks at Hoglund Ballpark.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The loss drops KU to 22-28 overall and 8-15 in the conference, while K-State improves to 31-17 and 9-11 in conference play.
The Wildcats tagged KU starting pitcher Nick Czyz for four runs in the top of the first and never trailed.
KU fought back with Afenir’s two-run double in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 4-2. After K-State scored another run in the third, the Jayhawks came back with single runs in the fourth and the fifth to get the deficit down to 5-4.
Morrison drove in KU’s fourth run on a single to left field, driving in Kyle Murphy, who doubled.
However, that’s as close as it got. K-State added two more runs in the eighth for the margin of victory.
The Jayhawks used five different pitchers, none of which threw more than 2.2 innings.
Morrison was the only KU player with more than one hit in the game, going 2-for-3.
Kansas will look to salvage the final game of the series Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.