No. 7 Texas Completes Series Sweep of KU
May 7, 2006
AUSTIN, Texas –
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The University of Texas defeated the University of Kansas, 11-1, Sunday afternoon at Disch-Falk Field in Austin, Texas, in eight innings. After suffering their first series sweep of the season, the Jayhawks are 33-21 overall and 10-14 in the Big 12. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Kansas scored its lone run off three hits in the first inning. Sophomore Brock Simpson led off the game with a double followed by a single by Ritchie Price. Senior Matt Baty drove Simpson home with a sacrifice fly to centerfield.
Texas put two runs on the scoreboard in its half of the first frame. The Longhorns used two walks, a double and a safety squeeze to take a 2-1 lead. UT added another run in the second when Kyle Russell walked, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, stole third and scored on a wild pitch.
After being held scoreless in the third inning, Texas exploded for seven runs in the fourth. The Longhorns sent 11 men to the plate and recorded a single, triple and four doubles. Only two of the seven runs were earned and all the runs came after two outs.
Texas ended the game with an unearned run in the eighth inning, putting the Big 12’s Sunday 10-run rule into effect.
After giving up a lone first inning run, UT’s starter Adrian Alaniz settled in to pitch 6.2 solid innings. The sophomore scattered five hits and struck out six batters to improve his record to 6-2.
Kodiak Quick (8-4) suffered the loss for KU. The senior gave up 10 runs, five earned, on six hits in 3.2 innings. The outing was Quick’s shortest of the season.
Junior Brendan McNamara held UT scoreless for 2.1 innings. Senior Don Czyz pitched the final 1.1 innings, striking out two.
Kansas will travel to Springfield, Mo., for a non-conference game against Missouri State on Wednesday, April 10. First pitch at Hammons Field is set for 7 p.m.
Game Notes: The game marked the 15th time KU has played a Top 10 team this year, (5-9).