Jayhawks Fall to Indians Dominican Academy, 3-1
Dec. 19, 2012
SAN ANTONIO de GUERRA, Dominican Republic – Kansas baseball committed three early errors, which led to three runs for the Indians Dominican Academy as the Jayhawks dropped their first game of their tour in the Dominican Republic, 3-1, Wednesday morning.
Kansas fell to 4-1 for the week after sweeping three-games from the Royals Dominican Academy and a win over Yuli Poso on Sunday.
After digging an early hole, Kansas couldn’t find a clutch hit. The Jayhawks left 13 men on base, which included leaving the bases loaded in the third, fourth and sixth innings.
Sophomore Joe Moroney drove in KU’s only run of the game with a bloop single to center field in the sixth inning. However, Indians pitcher Jose Zappata fanned the next two men he faced to avoid further damage.
Sophomore pitcher Drew Morovick started the game for Kansas and allowed three runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Junior Mustain held the Indians scoreless over his three innings of work.
The Indians took the lead in the first inning after an error put the leadoff man on and catcher Francisco Mejia doubled to the wall in right center. Majia then came around to score the second run after an errant attempt to double him off base following a line out.
Kansas will return to action on Thursday for the second game of their series with the Indians Dominican Academy at 10:30 a.m. local time (8:30 a.m. CT), then a contest against an amateur team in Boca Chica at 1:30 p.m.
Fans can follow the team with daily updates on KUAthletics.com, which will also feature a link to Coach Price’s blog that will appear on CollegeBaseballInsider.com during the trip.
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