Kansas nets win over Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. – Kansas netted another victory in its fall slate of games, beating Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, 7-1, over 12 innings at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.
Nebraska jumped out to an early one-run lead in the bottom half of the first inning and held the advantage until the eighth inning.
Kaimana Souza-Paaluhi opened the eighth inning with a home run to right center. A double by Casey Burnham down the left field line and another double by Brett Vosik earned the Jayhawks second run of the inning.
An inning later KU extended its lead after a James Cosentino home run to right center, placing the Jayhawks over the Huskers, 3-1.
Kansas earned another run thanks to a Nebraska error after a Benjamin Sems walk and Vosik single, which plated Sems and pushed the Jayhawk advantage to 4-1.
Kansas continued its offensive attack against Nebraska, adding three runs in the 12th inning on home runs by Anthony Tulimero and Tom Lichty.
"I was absolutely thrilled with our performance on Saturday. We played well on both sides of the ball, pitching was outstanding for the second week in a row and played phenomenal defense. We hit four runs in the ball game and were physical with the bat. When we got on the bus to head home, it was a complete performance. As pleased as I was with our performance the previous week at Oral Roberts, we played even better this week. now we need to continue to build off the success we have had the last two weeks and keep getting better each of the next four weeks of remaining fall practices. "Ritch Price, Kansas Baseball Head Coach
Vosik and Burnham finished with multi-hit outings, including Vosik’s 3-for-5 performance with a double and a RBI. Four Jayhawks finished with a home run and Kansas held an 11-8 hit advantage over Nebraska.
Eli Davis finished as the winning pitcher and faced eight batters with only one hit allowed and two strikeouts. A total of nine Jayhawks appeared in the game with the crew recording seven strikeouts and allowing only one earned run.